The power ofdiverse perspectives
Athena Pathways works to help more Canadian women see the potential of the tech sector for their future careers and how a tech career aligns with their skills and interests.
As part of the Digital Supercluster's Athena Pathways project, the Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST) used the unique initiative's online job board to post a volunteer opportunity for a data visualizer. Fast-forward a few weeks and the organization had welcomed not one but three young women into various tech-related roles.
Like other projects in the Digital Technology Supercluster's Capacity Building pilot program, Athena Pathways is helping Canadian tech companies fill job vacancies and become more competitive. In addition, this project is helping to ensure Canada's innovation ecosystem has the capabilities, talent and infrastructure to create good jobs, drive economic growth and enhance the country's reputation as a world-leading digital economy.