Binnie’s first “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” was held on February 23rd, 2023. The event was hosted by Binnie and led by RISE, with the goal of inspiring young girls who are choosing their career paths.
The event welcomed 30 girls from grades 10, 11 and 12, representing six schools that included Alpha Secondary, Burnaby Central, Moscrop Secondary, Templeton Secondary, Vancouver Christian, and Burnaby Mountain Secondary. The day started with pastries and beverages at a networking breakfast with volunteers, allowing the girls to connect with our volunteer speakers before starting their day.
The girls then had the opportunity to learn about Binnie from the Human Resources team, gaining insight into what the company does across British Columbia and Alberta. The day continued with interactive challenges where girls engaged in thought-provoking activities with staff in different roles, encouraging them to think critically and creatively from project delivery to traffic services.
After a day of interactive activities, girls enjoyed lunch with over 35 staff at our Burnaby office who wore volunteer prompts to discuss everything from their careers to their successes and advice for their younger selves.
The event concluded with a Fireside Chat Q&A, where several female identifying guest speakers shared their experiences and insights into the engineering industry. The girls were able to ask questions and gain further knowledge about the various paths they could take in the field of engineering.
We hope this year’s cohort of girls left feeling inspired and empowered!
RISE’s mission to raise female voices in a collaborative, goal-driven, and supportive environment was effectively achieved through this initiative.
Did you know?
According to the statistics, 69% of girls who reported having mentors on Girl Day were inspired to consider a career in engineering.