It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM post-secondary education. Statistics Canada reports that women are 36.5 per cent less likely to enrol in STEM-related Bachelor programs. However this fall, Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management (TIM) master’s program has closed this gender gap and for the first time in its 10-year history, more than 50 per cent of the students enrolled in the program are women.
“I am delighted that more than 57 per cent of the TIM enrollment is comprised of talented females of all ages and backgrounds. It was not long ago that the proportion of female students in the TIM program was less than 10 per cent,” said Tony Bailetti, founder of Carleton’s TIM program. “I am immensely proud of our female students and expect remarkable things from them in the future.”
He adds that it is an exciting time for women to be in Carleton's TIM program, a graduate program that focuses on conceptualizing, developing, and commercializing new things. Women who graduate from the TIM program find jobs quickly, expand their career opportunities and earn good salaries.
“I think there is something about the way we treat our students, the fact that we treat them as equals, share there struggles and help them make the most of their studies in the context of their specific backgrounds and family situations. There is also something about the way students talk to each other and to their peers in their country of origin,” explained Stoyan Tanev, associate professor of entrepreneurship in the Sprott School of Business and current director of the TIM program.
“What is important for us is that our program is seen as an inclusive space of personal hope, human creativity, professional development, employment, integration to the Canadian society and its values.”
Since its launch, Carleton’s TIM program has grown to double its original size with program options leading to a Master of Engineering, Master of Applied Science or Master of Entrepreneurship.
The program maintains a broad appeal that provides benefits to founders of new companies, people seeking more senior leadership roles within established companies, and talented professionals building credentials and expertise for their future. Learn more about the TIM program.
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