At Build a Dream, we empower and support girls to DREAM big so for #InternationalDayoftheGirl which takes place on October 11, we have launched a photo campaign called #IDreamToBe.
showcases girls under 12 dressed in underrepresented career uniforms.
In 2011, Statistics Canada calculated about 86,000 electricians in Canada, only 1,600 are women.
5.7% of Canadian Women are mechanical, civil and industrial engineers.
Only 26% of women have seats in the House of Parliament in Canada
Only 11.7% of Canadian women work in construction.
30.2% of Women work in Physical science including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and related subjects.
Since 1983, 14 Canadians have been selected to become astronauts. Ten are now retired from the Canadian Space Agency. Currently, there are four active Canadian astronauts and only one is a woman.
13.1 % of women work in automotive repair and maintenance.
Men accounted for more than 9 out of 10 workers in: transport truck driver; carpenter; automotive service technician, truck and bus mechanic and mechanical repairer; construction trades helper and labourer; welder and related machine operator; electrician; and delivery and courier service driver.
It’s time for us to shift the numbers, break down the stereotypes and create opportunities for every girl to succeed.
Help our movement inspire, encourage, and empower young women to make informed career decisions.
Join our movement today and make young women’s economic success a priority.
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