Information from permit holders is needed now for an APEGA initiative to help women succeed in the professional world. Engineering and geoscience companies with APEGA a Permit to Practice and at least 10 employees are invited to participate in When Women Thrive, a pay equity and advancement survey.
In 2018, APEGA received a three-year, $350,000 grant from Status of Women (now Women and Gender Equality) Canada. APEGA is using the grant to investigate and address the barriers women face in the engineering and geoscience professions.
In the grant's first phase, we conducted an online survey on diversity in the workplace that received almost 3,000 responses. Then we held in-person, virtual, and phone consultations with more than 300 APEGA members.
Now it's time to survey permit holders.
What Will the Survey Accomplish?
When Women Thrive will give us insight into the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the professions.
If your organization is interested in participating, please email us at [email protected] We will provide you with a survey link.
Please note: although there are some similarities in places, this new survey is not the APEGA Salary Survey.
A summary of aggregate data from When Women Thrive will be released publicly. Participating companies can request a customized analysis of their data at a discounted rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who should fill out the survey for my organization?
Answer: A human resources representative or employee who covers HR duties for your organization is best suited to fill out the survey.
Q: What if I don’t have all the information I need to fill out the survey?
A: When we send you the survey link, we will also send supporting documents and worksheets you can use to collect the data you’ll need.
Q: Can my organization participate in the survey even if we don’t have any female APEGA members working for us?
A: Yes! It's important that we capture information from a variety of permit-holding companies in Alberta. We value your input, regardless of the number of female APEGA members your organization employs.
Q: When filling out the survey, do I consider all employees at my organization or just those who are APEGA members?
A: All employees, please, regardless of whether they're members.