WOMEN IN STEM
Veriphy believes the world needs more Women in STEM!
As a women founded and led company we are committed to promoting, advocating for and encouraging the contributions of Women in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Women are still vastly underrepresented in STEM fields, and we want to change that!
- Only 13.7% of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers are women.
- Only 23.1% of computer and information systems professionals are women.
"Women are always less likely to choose a STEM program, regardless of mathematical ability." - Statistics Canada
The Veriphy Skincare Award for Women in STEM
Veriphy’s commitment to Women in STEM includes the establishment of a scholarship at the University of Guelph, where PhytoSpherix® was discovered. The scholarship is awarded each fall to a young woman entering a STEM program.
Women in STEM are doing amazing things. Read their stories:
Agnes Cassa, B.Eng
"As a Chemical Engineer from Brazil, I had the opportunity to work for a beverage company where I was the engineer responsible for all the activities involved in soda production and mineral water bottling. My role was to ensure the company was meeting local and national regulatory requirements. This included preparing notification forms to register all the products, create and approve label information, as well as analyse and compile data from laboratory test results at various stages of production to confirm the quality of the products and process. During this time, I focused my studies in Quality and Productivity Management in order to improve my knowledge of quality control tools for monitoring process and apply it in my workplace.
After almost four years of work experience, I decided to start something new, and last year I moved to Canada to study Cosmetic Science. Cosmetics has always been a passion of mine and I have always been curious about how it was developed and how to create the products. I have just graduated and the experience of studying formulation, raw materials, and having hands-on experience in the lab was amazing. I believe that when we love what we do, the creativity and passion get together with our scientific knowledge to create and search for new things, and that’s what I enjoy about the STEM field. It is a new beginning for me, but I am very excited and motivated to be a Cosmetic Chemist."
Tanya Kizovski, M.Sc, Ph.D Candidate
Before coming back to school in 2016 I was originally trained as a geological engineer (I received my BScEng from Queen's University in 2013) and worked as an environmental engineer for over 3 years. When I cam back to school for my MSc I was given the opportunity to analyze and characterize the petrogenesis of a rare Martian meteorite, gaining new insights into magmatism on Mars. From there I caught the "research bug" and am now continuing my research on Martian meteorites in my PhD. I am also passionate about science communication and outreach and have been a speaker and organizer of several science outreach events tailored to the general public."
Andrea Monjo, M.Sc Bio
Christina Pham, B.A.Sc
Emily Moore, Ph.D
I came to Canada in 2008 for university, prior to which I lived in Japan for 10 years, and in the U.S. for 8 years. I discovered my passion for chemistry during my undergraduate career through several instructors who were highly influential and motivating. I graduated from the University of Guelph with my Ph.D. in chemistry in 2016, where the core of my thesis was concerned in creating novel organic frameworks with intrinsic strain and investigating how these could provide a new route to pharmaceutical synthesis. I also love wildlife, and before migrating to a chemistry program, I spent years learning about plants, animals, and volunteering at a nature park in Japan. Thanks everyone for your warm support, allowing me to pursue various scientific disciplines!"