Change the Ratio Waterloo Region
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Change the Ratio Waterloo Region

Change the Ratio Waterloo Region

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Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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Join Hive Waterloo Region for the second annual Change the Ratio event celebrating International Women’s Day! This year, the focus is on how we can increase diversity in engineering and technology as part of National Engineering Month Ontario. Learn from our speakers how engineering touches so many aspects of our lives: the water we drink, our smartphones, the way business works, medicine, law, government, and so much more. Hear their stories of why and how to make engineering and technology more inclusive. Come be inspired and have fun!

hashtags: #ChangeTheRatioWR #BeBoldForChange #NEM2017

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6pm: Registration, Displays and Networking
7pm: Speakers
8pm: Interactive Activity
8:30pm: After-party at venue TBA

Speakers:

  • Samantha Estoesta Williams is the Community Engagement and Government Relations Manager at Mad Hatter Technology, as well as a spoken word artist and community promoter. Samantha will talk about her journey as an early coder back to tech after vowing never to return! @smoestoe
  • Cat Coode is an internet safety expert and an electrical engineer. After 12 years of technical design and leadership experience at RIM, she started Binary Tattoo to help others have a positive, safe experience online. Cat will talk about diversity in interests and how loving the arts and tech sometimes gets women labelled as ‘not so serious’. @binarytat
  • Danielle Graham is a champion of #womenintech and currently the Women in Tech Program Manager at Communitech. Danielle will share the impact the Fierce Founders program is making on getting female tech leaders noticed and funded. @daniellebgraham
  • Sam Nabi is a web developer and founder of Shopzest. Sam will share how code is not developed in a vacuum and how current business models are limiting business’ ability to diversify its hiring. @samnabi
  • Erica Lee Garcia is the Venture Lead for Engineers of Tomorrow, and a co-organizer of National Engineering Month Ontario. @ejdlee
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Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen Street North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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