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The Women Inventors Project is a Canadian non-profit, charitable organization working to increase the number of successful inventors and entrepreneurs in Canada, the United States and internationally.

The Women Inventors Project supports inventive, innovative and scientific endeavors through the development of materials, publications and programs that assist, encourage and educate as well as heighten public awareness.

The Women Inventors Project has a specific interest in encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Why a Women Inventors Project?

Women entrepreneurs and inventors have an enviable track record.... dating as far back as the 19th century. While researching the subject of women inventors, we realized that information was not easy to find but there were many fascinating women inventors that our history books have sadly overlooked. Statistics also show that women-owned businesses have increased substantially in the 1990's.

But, unfortunately, many creative and entrepreneurial ideas were lost when inventors (especially women), were trying to put it all together and had no-one to turn to for help.

The Women Inventors Project saw a need to assist and educate innovators of all ages

The programs and awareness that the Women Inventors Project have created, have provided role models for today's inventors and entrepreneurs and their achievements continue to inspire us.

Through our numerous activities and programs, the Women Inventors Project encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM (see our book, "Who's Missing? 18 Tips").

The Women Inventors Project believes that education and encouragement of innovators and entrepreneurs, especially women, is essential in today's competitive global economy.

..... "In my younger days when I was pained by the half educated, loose and inaccurate ways that women had, I used to say, Oh how women need exact science. But since then, I have known some workers in science who were not always true to the teachings of nature, who had loved self more than science and now I say, Oh how much science needs women." (Maria Mitchell, 1875)