2021 APEGA Annual Report

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION APEGA is forging a path towards increased equity, diversity, and inclusion in the engineering and geoscience professions. Targeted initiatives and partnerships are helping us understand, address, and remove systemic barriers for all under- represented people.

Top Seven Barriers Women Face


Traditionally Masculine Work Environment

Women and Gender Equity Project


We began a three-year project in 2018—made possible by federal funding—to examine barriers women face in engineering and geoscience workplaces across Alberta. Through involving more than 3,000 project participants, our final report, Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Work Culture , was published in November. It provides individuals, leaders, and organizations with recommended actions they can take to better support female professionals and create more inclusive workplace cultures, policies, and practices. 86.7% Average female base salary is

Career Development and Advancement


Bias, Discrimination, and Harassment

14.8% 9.8% 5.5% 3.0%

Maternity and Parental Leave Issues

This is equivalent to women working without pay as of November 12 each year

Work-Life Balance Issues

of male base salary.

Perceived Characteristics of Women

5 4

Societal Issues

5 4

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