Improving Women's Lives for Over 50 Years!
The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are an integral part of society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments.
Zonta International pioneered its Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
Zonta International hopes to bring this award back for 2021. In 2020, Zonta Victoria did a local award on the same theme.
Ayden Martin is a third-year student at the University of Victoria, currently working towards her Bachelors in Civil Engineering. Her goal is to pursue a career in the environmental side of civil engineering, as she has always had a passion for sustainability and believes that engineering is a great platform to create real change and design for the future.
Society has become very dependent on the systems we have in place, even if many of them are resource heavy, so now we are tasked with finding a way to upgrade them to minimize their impact while increasing their capacity to accommodate a growing population and an evolving society. After Graduating, she plans to register as an Engineer in Training and eventually become a Professional Engineer in the consulting side of things to exercise her creativity through design.
She would also love to complete some engineering work abroad, whether it be work exchange or volunteer, to learn about design and systems implementation in other countries.
Ayden is very grateful to the Zonta Club of Victoria for helping her to achieve her goals!