Melissa Sariffodeen

Co-Executive Director, Ladies Learning Code

It’s such an exciting time for women in technology and I’m really optimistic about the opportunities that exist for girls and women to enter, learn, and grow within this industry.

Saadia Muzaffar

Founder, TechGirls Canada and Senior Director of Marketing, AudienceView Inc.

As much as I am heartened to see a lot of dialogue around the lack of diversity in the science and technology sectors, I’m also very cautious of how falling into the same trap we did in the 70s — namely, this complacency that just talking about it will somehow resolve it.

Joanne Stanley

Executive Director, Women in Communications and Technology

Digital technology is revolutionizing industry at large, and Canada’s information, communications, and technology (ICT) sectors are at the core of this transformation.

Dr. Thomas Duever

P.Eng., FCIC, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University

Among STEM graduates aged 25 to 34, women accounted for 59 percent of those in science and technology programs, with only 23 percent of those in engineering and 30 percent of those in mathematics and computer science programs.

Dr. Charmaine Dean

Dean of Science, Western University

In an IT-driven economy, and a world dependent on ‘bits’ of creativity and expertise to address complex global challenges in cyber-security, human health, and environmental change, the declining diversity and representation of women in the field of computing is sorely and unacceptably low.