Inspirational women

How To Be A Rocket Woman: Leadership Advice From Women In Tech (Part 2)

During the Tech Leadership Conference I had the pleasure of meeting Dr.Anita Sands, a visionary female leader in tech and business. Dr.Anita Sands is not only an atomic & molecular physicist (PhD), she was also the youngest ever Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she served as the Head of Innovation and …

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How To Be A Rocket Woman: Leadership Advice From Women In Tech (Part 1)

“You have to have confidence in yourself before you can have trust in others.” – Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director and Head of Twitter Canada. Sound advice from Kirstine Stewart at the Technology Leadership Conference held in Waterloo, Canada. The former CBC Director of Programming discussed her rise from Girl Friday at a local television production company, …

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Google Doodle and Women Techmakers series shows support for women in technology!

It was great to see Google’s doodle today which commemorated Ada Lovelace’s 197th birthday and her contribution to computer science. Google are also supporting and helping to inspire women to join technology fields. Women Techmakers is a five-part series in which talented female developers and women who advocate for gender balance in the technology industry present their …

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Ada Lovelace Day (October 16th) is an event designed to raise the profile of female scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. A day to bring attention and celebrate their achievements. Born in 1815, Ada Lovelace is considered to be the world’s first computer programmer! As the daughter of poet Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke, she was …

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Happy Birthday to NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams!

A very Happy Birthday to NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams! Sunita’s celebrating her birthday onboard the International Space Station (ISS), which she became Commander of last week, becoming only the second female commander in ISS history. During an EVA (spacewalk) last week, Sunita also gained the world record for the longest time spent spacewalking by a …

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The passing of Sally Ride: First American Woman in Space.

With the unfortunate passing of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, recently, it’s poignant to reflect upon how utterly significant her achievement really was. On her launch into space on Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, she was preceeded by two Russian women, Valentina Tereshkova (1963) and Svetlana Savitskaya (1982), however still marking a …

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