Carly Friesen

Carly Friesen

Carly Friesen is a Toronto-based advocate for equality, artist, and writer.

She approaches her advocacy with the understanding that all oppression is interconnected and addresses women's rights issues from an intersectional feminist perspective.

Where Have all the Women Engineers Gone?

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I was, as Britney Spears would put it, not a girl, not yet a woman, when I excitedly started my first year of Engineering at the University of Guelph. I thought I was going to become an engineer, change the world, and bust through the glass ceiling Wonder Woman style. I had absolutely no doubts in my mind that I could and would do it.

As time passed, I started to wonder how thick this glass ceiling really was. With each year I began to see gender come into play more and more.