Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council

FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to collaborate with corporate executives, educational institutional leaders, and passionate individuals who all believe in success for, and inclusion and acceptance of, girls and young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council will offer insight and oversight that will help us break down the barriers of girls in STEM, encourage girls and young women to become innovative and successful leaders of the future, and build the foundation for systematic change for acceptance and inclusion of girls in STEM.

Contact us to hear about our 2020 initiatives, including:

1.  Dads for Daughters in STEM Campaign – Ask the Council to present at your corporate workplace to raise awareness and education about the importance of male champions on girls and young women in STEM. To find out more information about this campaign, click here.

2. Allyship Resources and Guide – Find out how you can encourage allyship and positive spaces through our resources. Applicable to schools, communities and workplaces.

3. Speaker Series – Various in-person and online speaker series and brainstorming with like-minded individuals who want to make a difference.

Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council Members

Natalie Benitah

Natalie Benitah

Commercial Partners, Go-To-Market Leader

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Pamela Blais

Integrated Architecture Technical Consultant

Rockwell Automation

Dawn Britton

Dawn Britton

Associate Director, Engineering Outreach Office

University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering 

Dorothy Byers

Dorothy Byers

Chair of the Board of Directors at FIRST Robotics Canada

Former Head of School at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School 

Emily Chung

Emily Chung

Senior Science and Technology Journalist

CBCNews.ca

Imogen Coe

Dr. Imogen Coe

Professor and Dean

Faculty of Science at Ryerson University 

Elliott Coleshill

Dr. James Elliott Coleshill

Professor, Information and Communications Technology

Seneca College 

Kim Cooper

Kim Cooper

VP, Partnerships

FIRST Robotics Canada, Chair of Girls in STEM EAC

Raman Dang

Raman Dang

Citizen and Corporate Affairs Manager

Microsoft  Canada Inc.

Eugenia Duodu

Dr. Eugenia Duodu

Executive Director

Visions of Science and Award-winning Chemist

Carol Fraser

Carol Fraser

Global Director, HR Programs

Magna International

Julia Hanigsberg

Julia Hanigsberg

President & CEO

 Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Mark Hardy

VP, Product Management

Synnex Canada 

Gilbert Lai

Dr. Gilbert Lai

Software Engineer

Quanser

Heather McDermott

Heather McDermott

Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences

Global Affairs Canada

Annika Pint

Annika Pint

FIRST Robotics Administrator STEM - Teaching & Learning

Toronto District School Board

Adam Proulx

Senior Manager, Member Communities

CompTIA

Stephanie Thompson

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, General Motors

General Motors

Sangeetha Vigneswaran

Sangeetha Vigneswaran

Project Manager

Aecon Utility Engineering 

Luc Villeneuve

President

Benchmark Corp

Bruce Wannamaker

Bruce Wannamaker

Vice President and Investment Counsellor

RBC Wealth Management – PH&N Investment Counsel 

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Sales Manager and Professional Engineer

Lakeside Process Controls

Sheryl Staub-French

Dr. Sheryl Staub French

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering at UBC

Dr. Imogen Coe: Change the Numbers

The Legendary Girls in FIRST Weekend Event

The Voices of Girls in FIRST Robotics Canada

FIRST Robotics Canada on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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