Aislyn LaurentScience student Aislyn Laurent will moderate a panel discussion at the Driving Diversity: Women in STEM Networking event.

Reception to connect women in tech fields

A panel discussion is the focus of a networking event for women in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines, Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Organizers are touting “Driving Diversity” as an opportunity to gain valuable connections, resources, and insight about experiences and pathways to STEM careers. It will bring students together with practising professionals, in the Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Aislyn Laurent, a student of biochemistry and computer science, will moderate the discussion featuring panellists:

  • Joelle Sniatenchuk, director of software tools development and information technology at BlackBerry;
  • Angie Colon, team leader in software engineering at Quicken Loans;
  • Terri Michienzi, engineering manager at Ag-Tronic Control Systems, Inc.; and
  • a female founder from EPICentre’s VentureWomen idea accelerator program.

“In order to further our mission of increasing and advancing female participation in STEM careers and entrepreneurship, female role models and mentorship play a key role in helping them achieve success,” says WEtech Alliance president Yvonne Pilon. “This event is all about getting everyone in one room to better connect women to mentorship opportunities, role models, enabling organizations, and resources.”

Admission is free; register in advance through EventBrite.

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