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De Beers Group is proud to award $45,000 in scholarships to 10 Canadian women to continue the company’s commitment to support women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields in Canada.
The scholarships were awarded to eight women from the NWT, one from Northern Ontario, and one woman from Nunavut. Each receives $4,500 as they enter year one of a program. They were selected from more than 475 applications received from across Canada.
Moses Madondo, Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations, said: “It’s clear from the overwhelming response that there is still a need to accelerate opportunities for women in STEM. As a company committed to Building Forever, we remain focused on identifying and removing systemic barriers to social and economic inclusion because we recognize that equal opportunity will benefit us all.”
Congratulations to the following recipients:
The 2022 scholarships are part of a three-year $135,000 program launched earlier this year as part of De Beers’ Building Forever program in Canada. It builds on the success of a partnership between De Beers Group and UN Women that provided US$408,000 in scholarships to support Canadian women in STEM between 2018-2021.
In addition, De Beers Group is funding four new $5,000 entrance scholarships annually over the next four years to support women in STEM at the University of Calgary, two in science and two in engineering. Individuals interested in applying for these scholarships need to apply directly through the University.
This program supports De Beers’ global goal of engaging 10,000 girls and women in STEM by 2030, and is part of our wider Building Forever strategy which seeks to achieve gender parity across the De Beers workforce by 2030, in part by fostering greater diversity within the talent pipeline.
Building Forever is De Beers Group’s commitment to sustainability, including 12 ambitious goals based around four pillars: leading ethical practices across industry; partnering for thriving communities; protecting the natural world; and accelerating equal opportunity. CLICK HERE to learn more about Building Forever.
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