I was thrilled to be featured in Tech Girls Canada who often features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry. They asked me to answer a few question to help inspire other women in STEM: I am a tech evangelist and community builder When I was 10 … Continue reading Tech Girls Canada Portraits of Strength (Q+A)
Less than a week later I'm still feeling energized from having spent time with our community in Bangalore, India. The energy, passion and dedication that is felt when filling one room with 80+ active volunteers who are working with you to help build communities and teach the web is just amazing. The weekend was filled … Continue reading Appmaking at Mozcamp in Bangalore
My friends and I fundraised over $250,000 in 4 years. Did I say that too quickly? Let me try this again to show you how big of a deal this is. Myself and 15-20 ladies have collected over a quarter of a million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society in just a few years. Unlike … Continue reading Quarter of a Million Dollars for Cancer Research
I've been traveling a bunch between San Francisco and New York so it feels good to finally be home to catch up on some much needed work, reflection and writing. I always miss the organizations and students I work with when not in Toronto. So when I got a thank you email for helping run … Continue reading Feeling appreciated
A couple weeks ago I came across this article on “The Massive Gender Gap At The Biggest Tech Companies” which was an overview of this impressive looking infographic created by Ri Lui and Tracy Chou that shows how large the gender gap is in some of the post popular tech companies. Highlighted at the top … Continue reading How can we do better?
When I surround myself with happy people, I in turn am a happier person. When I surround myself with negative people, I am quicker to get angry and upset with the things around me. When I surround myself with people doing things I admire, I am more inspired to do equally great things. When I … Continue reading I’m a product of my environment
I’ve grown up an avid basketball fan and being young in the era (and city) of exciting Toronto Raptors NBA playoff matches it was hard not to be a die-hard Raptors fan. We had a great team and our players were filled with heart, dedication and drive. I’ll always remember the first game I went … Continue reading A lesson from the Toronto Raptors
One of my favourite quotes on leadership. Stand out by being yourself and blaze a trail that is yours, not one that is marked for you or already cleared by others.
Overtime, I've attended my fair share of technology events for youth in Toronto. Though technology events for kids is still a new a relatively new concept in our city, there are a bunch of fabulous organizations in the city leading the charge of helping put more and more youth in-front of computers and technology-focused role … Continue reading Who’s looking out for the inner-city youth of Toronto?
Today in doing new things and finding inspiration in the places you least expect it, I attended the International Development 2014 Conference on Innovations in Development at University of Toronto. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I’m interested in both innovation and international development and always eager to learn in areas that are … Continue reading Creating Sustainable Change