Implementing & Maintaining Women’s Employee Resource Groups

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Implementing & Maintaining Women’s Employee Resource Groups

March 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us in the 1st event of the SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co series to learn about developing and maintaining Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Since 1981, SCWIST has made great strides in promoting and empowering women in STEM. When you register, please consider adding a small donation to support our programs so all interested women and girls can see where a future in STEM can take them.

This is the first event in a series of workshops with SCWIST x The Thoughtful Co.

Check out the other available workshops below. If you register for three events, you’ll receive free admission to the fourth:

*Email when you have registered for three events to be added to the fourth event for free.


This workshop will help you develop and maintain successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that effectively improve gender equity in the workplace. ERGs are critical in building a sense of community and belonging, identifying areas for improvement, and developing company-specific policies that suit your culture and organizational goals. We leave time for group discussion and Q&A to ensure all your questions are answered. This workshop is led by Sophie Warwick, who has spent her career in structural engineering and specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing ERGs and advocacy groups. Key takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Understanding & communicating the value of advocacy and support groups.
  • How to develop an engaging group structure that can be maintained long-term.
  • Selecting and coaching the right group champions.
  • Appreciating intersectionality and how different groups may work together.
  • Setting up an annual calendar and enrolling key senior leaders.

Light refreshments will be served.


Sophie Warwick

Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, has spent her career in structural engineering consulting where she designs multi-use and residential buildings, from early conception to project completion. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization to support and empower women in engineering. At The Thoughtful Co, she specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. Additionally, she uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention.

About the Thoughtful Co:

We support women in understanding and negotiating their compensation, and advise employers on policies to improve gender equity in the workplace. Using our team’s deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for the compensation they deserve. Compensation includes salary, bonus, stock options, restricted share units, benefits, role scope, vacation, severance, RRSP/401Ks/ESPPs, non-competes, allowances, flexible work arrangements, parental leave and more.

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March 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


SFU Ventures Lab
555 W Hastings St #1100, 11th floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6 Canada
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