POWE is a philanthropic group at McGill University under Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS).

No notion is too big of a commotion for the women in the McGill Faculty of Engineering. So dream big and fear not the restriction, for POWE is here to help discover, mold, support and promote every girl who nestled the ambition to adorn an iron ring.

Whether you are new to the faculty, want to inspire, preparing for life after graduation, or just need a break from that post-midterm headache, POWE has something for everyone.

To learn more about POWE, click here!


**for all of the following updates, please refer to the latest newsletter for detailed info!**

Nov 17, 2014

Negotiation workshop update and more:

Due to popular demand, the Negotiation Workshop with Jerie Shaw has been relocated to McConnell 11 to increase the capacity. Space is still limited, so you must RSVP on MyFuture (Keyword: POWE) to attend!

As usual there is a plethora of upcoming events, including events external to POWE, so make sure you check these out on the newsletter page:

PS: Stay tuned for a POWErful speaker series launching very very soon!

Nov 9, 2014


POWE is partnering up with EWB (Engineering Without Borders) and launching a more comprehensive school outreach program starting this month. We will be going to elementary, high school, and CEGEPS to inspire students and redefine what it means to be an engineer. To volunteer with the outreach program, please sign up HERE. Also, check out this great article in the Plumber's Ledger about this initiative!

In addition, we are bringing you 3 new events in November: a negotiation workshop, IT industry speaker Risa Dickens, community director at Yelp.ca, and an awesome Baja-POWE hangout.

That's all for now, stay POWErful!

October 25, 2014

NEWS FLASH! CSA Industry Tour & Speed Mentoring: Limited Space

POWE is presenting two amazing events:
POWE Speed Mentoring (Nov 5)
The CSA Industry Tour (Nov 13)

They both have limited space, so RSVP now to reserve your spot. To register:
- for Speed networking, go to the MyFuture website (Keyword: POWE).
- for the CSA tour, fill out THIS FORM .
Spots are going quick, so sign up ASAP!

On another note, Shadow Days registrations are now open - click here to sign up. Shadow day is the perfect opportunity for prospective students to discover how university life is as an engineering student. So if you are a high school or CEGEP student considering engineering or are just curious, come spend a day with us!

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October 15, 2014

Interactive weekly meeting and more!

Hope you had a productive/enjoyable/restful long weekend! We missed our weekly meeting yesterday because of the holidays, but fear not! We will be holding a interactive weekly meeting today at 5:30pm. In addition, the date for the Mentor-Mentee Social has finally been decided as Tuesday October 21, 5:30pm.

Powe would also like to announce that we have a strong and diversified delegation for NCWiE. Simrin Desai, Emilie Froeliger, Mariam Hachem, Anna Henley, Karuna Kadam, Jacqueline Varey will be representing McGill at the conference, and they will do their best to bring back all that they learn and share with the whole POWE and EUS community. A report will be available later, for everyone's reference. Be ready to follow @ncwie and look out for #ncwie2014 for live updates.

Another campaign POWE is participating in is the "Dear First Year Me", a campaign started by the NSERC/Pratt & Whitney Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Ontario. The project's main goal is to provide encouragement to future leaders through the insight of those who have already begun their university journey. Sit down for a moment, write a letter to your younger self. What advice would you have given to the young you?
Share with us at powemcgill@gmail.com with the subject line: "#Dear1stYearMe". Your writing will be published on their page.

Want more? Check out our newsletter and events page for Tech-Talk, #ladieslearningcode, Girls Learning Code Day, FounderFue Female Founders Panel, and more!

Lots of POWE love,

October 6, 2014

Last week = #POWElove #POWEpride #POWErful!!!

We want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted an essay, convinced their friends to do so, spammed their friends’ wall, harassed strangers to write for them, etc… it was worth it!!! POWE won the Schlumberger Stilettos to Steel Toes contest with an impressive total of 360 submissions (previous record was 93) and a total amount of 17000$ in sponsorship. Be ready to take advantage of the gazillions of events our execs are planning for you (+more free food than ever)!

In addition to the essay contest, this past Sunday, POWE raised a total of $1400 in donations and ran 5k in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Training has officially ended for the “Run for the Cure”. For those of you who would like to continue running, we will vote on day/times that work best for everyone at the meeting tomorrow. If you can’t make it to the meeting tomorrow but still want to run with us, send an email to claire.reierson@gmail.com with your day/time preference.

Finally, the Em(POWE)r mentor-mentee pairings have now been assigned, check your emails and stay tuned for the mentor/mentee social that's coming up!
For other intersting events like the Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering, Forum on Suustainability in our Curriculum, etc, please see our newsletter.

Lots of POWE love,

September 29, 2014

We need your help!

As of right now, McGill is tied for 2nd place with 67 (and counting!) essays submitted so far in the Schlumberger Essay Contest. The essays are due TOMORROW at midnight! Each submission earns 100$ for POWE so we can continue to run awesome workshops for you. On top of that, you have a chance to win $2000/$1000/$500/$250! So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY!!!
You can submit your essay HERE.

September 22, 2014

What's POWE up to this week?

**for all of the following updates, please refer to the latest newsletter for detailed info!**

Coordinator positions for POWE are due September 28. These are open to all students, please fill out THIS FORM if you are interested.
Schlumberger Essay Contest is due October 1st (next Wednesday). Don't forget that you have a chance to win $2000/$1000/$500/$250, and each submission earns 100$ for POWE regardless! You can submit your essay HERE.
NCWiE Delegate Applications are now open! They are due Friday October 3 . Please print and fill out THIS FORM and leave it in the EUS VP External's mailbox.

Apple Picking!! (ft. EAC) -- Come Apple Picking with POWE and EAC (Engineering Adventure Committee) on Sunday September 28th! Tickets will be sold starting Tuesday at the Gstore. Click HERE for more information!
Tech Fair Workshop -- Monday September 29th at 5:30pmin the Engineering Common Room. Click HERE for more information!

September 15, 2014

Ice Cream, Cookies, Cupcakes, OH MY!

Even if you didn't get the Wizard of Oz reference, the message is clear: Join POWE for two delicious events today, the Ice Cream Social and the BAKE SALE!!!

Ice Cream Social: Today 5:30pm @ Trottier Mezannine
Come for the YUM, stay for the FUN (yes we have lactose-free sorbets too :D )

Bake Sale: Today 11am-4pm @ McConnell Hallway
Enjoy some sweets, all donations will go towards our Run for the Cure campaign!


PPS: The NCWiE Head Delegate Application is DUE TODAY!!

September 11, 2014

Off to a running start

The semester is now in full swing, and we have a plethora of exciting events to help you hit the ground running. From our Free Ice Cream Social to the Schlumberger Essay Contest, there's bound to be one that interests you!

Please click on the links for more information, and read the latest newsletter or visit us on facebook or twitter for real-time updates.

PS: Sorry for all the running idioms; clearly, we're very pumped up about Run for the Cure!

September 8, 2014

Welcome back! - a message from the President

Welcome to all the newly admitted and welcome back to all the other McGill engineering students! It is already time for the start of a new semester, and if you are like me, you have a feeling that summer passed right by, way too fast. Let's just hope for an Indian summer, so that we have a buffer period to enjoy a few OAP beers in the sun before endless snowstorms are upon us.

My name is Stéphanie Breton and I am truly excited to have been elected POWE President for this academic year. This year, we have a team of highly dedicated executive members who have already been preparing a panoply of events for students to enjoy this semester. Stay tuned for a new workshop focused on negotiation skills, the traditional Women in Engineering Speed-Mentoring, a LinkedIn Workshop version 2.0 and other exciting events to develop your professional skills and mingle with your engineering peers. As always, we LOVE new members and we encourage all of you to get in touch with us if you would like to get involved. Keep a lookout for our newsletter and join us at our weekly meetings every Monday, at 5:30 in the Engineering common room (McConnell basement). Lastly, I wish you all the best for your years at McGill. Don’t hesitate to promote the POWErful community to all the new female engineering students!

February 23rd, 2014

POWE Speed Networking

Join POWE for an evening of Speed Networking with successful female engineers!

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with up to 25 professionals with engineering backgrounds, gain important industry insights, and, of course, practice your networking skills. The evening will consist of a speed-networking rotation followed by open discussion and networking at the end of the evening. Professionals from companies including, but not limited to, Pratt & Whitney, Shell Canada, Ubisoft, SNC-Lavalin, and the Canadian Space Agency will be present.

Light dinner will be provided.
Attire: Business Casual

Please RSVP on My Future. This event is limited to women only.

Where: McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Avenue du Parc
When: Tuesday, March 11th from 6:00pm-8:15pm

February 22nd, 2014

POWE and MWIL Present: Microsoft Inspiring Women

How can the fusion of an intelligent, powerful, and perseverant woman lead to the perfect leadership position?

Join guest speaker Irene Giannoumis, Senior Software Test Lead at Microsoft, as she shares her inspirational journey to her leadership position.

This event is a great opportunity to learn from the life experiences of inspirational women who have had great leadership impact. The inspiring image of Irene will instill confidence in students whilst preparing them for the workforce. We hope for this event to serve as a means for students to explore career opportunities, to network with industry professionals and get an insight on what it's like to work at Microsoft.

Refreshments and drinks will be served. There will also be prizes!.

Where: McGill McConnell Engineering MC 11
When: Thursday, February 27th 2014, from 6:00pm-8:00pm

February 21st, 2014

POWE Conference for Future Women Engineers 2014

On friday, Feb 21st 2014 our annual Conference for Future Women Engineers took place!

70 delegates spent the day at McGill learning about the various discipline within engineering!

A big thank you goes out to our guest speaker Isabel Fernandez from Kiewit, all the professors who spoke on the professor panel, Sustainability in Engineering at McGill for coordinating the lunch, MESC and of course the VOLUNTEERS!

We could have never inspired all these young women with out you! THANK YOU!

January 26th, 2014


Here are some articles that we found interesting this week!

Found other interesting articles? Don't hesitate to send them to us to be featured next week!
October 31st, 2013

Gardens of Light at the Montreal Botanical Garden

POWE is going to the Gardens of Light at the Montreal Botanical Garden this Saturday evening to enjoy the magical scenery of the lanterns! We will be meeting in late afternoon at the president's place for some food and games. Then we will head to the garden for 6:30-7:00PM (Botanical Garden, Pie-IX Metro station on the green line) and the cost will be between 10-15$ depending on the number of attendees. Check the Facebook event page for more information! :)

October 27th, 2013

McGill Open House!

We had a lot of fun meeting prospective engineering students and POWE members! If you are currently in High School/Cegep/University and want to know more about studying engineering at McGill, join our Shadow Day program. Fill out the form here if you are interested!

October 20th, 2013

POWE Blues Pub!

POWE, Reboot and QE Blues Pub was a huge success!! Thanks to all of you who came! We will be doing another one next semester so hope to see you guys there again!

October 1st, 2013

Stilettos to Steel Toes Essay Contest

Congratulations and thanks to all the people who have submitted their essays for Stilettos to Steel Toes essay contest! We beat the past McGill record with 95 essays submitted and we were placed 5th in overall.

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