TechGirls Canada provides national leadership and community to the hundreds of non-profit and industry groups working to encourage more girls to consider tech as a career. We work to break down silos and advocate for resources, funding, private and public sector partnership opportunities, and catalyze joint programs.
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Saadia is a tech-entrepreneur passionate about connecting ideas, bridging people, and Changing the Ratio. She paid her dues (gladly) in finance before crossing over to the not-for-profit sector to help support Canadian startups in the technology and innovation space. She is part of the Global Team for Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Weekend, leads a Lean In Power Circle, and is part of ADC Canada’s Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative.
Julie is a social media marketer and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. She has worked as a strategist and consultant for tech start-ups, government organizations, SMEs, and various agencies throughout her career. Currently, she is a social media lead at Sonic Boom Creative Media.
Always looking for challenges to solve (possible or impossible), Julie believes that women should have equal access to opportunities and leadership roles within the STEM fields, and that the time is right to make real change happen. Find her on Twitter at @JulieTyios.
Davis is a social entrepreneur working with organizations to develop social media policies and strategies that create vibrant online communities.
Turning engagement into action is at the heart of Davis’ work. As co-founder and board member of JustChange, Davis supports small organizations affecting social, environmental, or economic change in the Ottawa area. She is Communications Assistant for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Davis hopes that by building TGC and being part of a thriving online community around women in tech, today’s gender imbalances in the technology sector will be a thing of the past for the generations to come.
Strategy and Outreach
Saira is a marketing and communications leader with a penchant for good design. Her career has involved growing from an avid school journalist and freelance writer, into a creative strategist and brand tactician. She currently leads the marketing and communications team for one of North America’s leading consultancies for building and infrastructure projects.
She credits great role models, a familial entrepreneurial zeal, and a hearty appetite for political study to shaping her ambitions in seeing women succeed. Saira believes STEM fields are the prime frontier in (re)building socioeconomic and institutional avenues for lasting equitable change, and equal support for all marginalized, and visible/ invisible minorities.