Melissa is an engineer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. She is the tech lead for Gmail for iOS at Google and leads Google Women Engineers Waterloo, a support network for women engineers. It is her mission to show young girls what a career in technology means.
Our tenth interviewee is Amber MacArthur, or the prodigious @ambermac, well-known technology TV host, podcaster and author of the bestselling book Power Friending. Amber writes for Fast Company, speaks regularly, and is an entrepreneur several times over.
Pearl is a technologist and educator with a creative approach to tech. She is a seasoned developer, writer, speaker, and runs tech workshops through her studio, Karma Laboratory. Her recent project, Code Huddle, combines her passion for tech, open source and education.
Martha was a member of the 80s band Martha & the Muffins, the creative direction behind Peter Gabriel’s Real World properties and co-editor of one of the first mobile design anthologies. She is now writing her Ph.D. on Women’s contribution to Technology.
At an early age Dessy committed herself to seeking life’s opportunities. She is now the technical cofounder behind the startup Greengage Mobile. As a developer and entrepreneur, she spends her days leading the development team and evenings teaching people to code.
Nora Young is the inquisitive journalist and honeyed voice behind CBC’s long-running technology and culture podcast, Spark. In her new book, The Virtual Self, she talks about the implications of self-tracking on society and our personal lives.
Christina spends her days coding at Teehan+Lax, teaching frontend development at Humber College, and forging her own path in the web industry. Christina confessed this was her first in-depth interview, but we were excited to find out what makes her tick.
Ayla is a communication designer who believes that applying the practice of design to our emotions will transform our relationships and communities. Her recent projects, including 1THING and Dating by Design, aim to bridge the gap between technology and emotion.
Heather founded Ladies Learning Code, a not-for-profit taking Toronto by storm to teach women how to code. LLC focuses on weekend workshops, and its sister company (HackerYou, a for-profit organization) has longer-term learning in mind.
Ariel is an artist, scientist, and tech entrepreneur who has successfully bridged the gap between all three. She is the CEO of Interaxon, a company specialized in thought-controlled computing, and has raised $287,000 on Indie GoGo to produce Muse, a brain-sensing headband.
We wanted to investigate the systems that support new parents. How do countries compare when it comes to government-mandated, paid maternity leave?
Lucia is responsible for the genesis of Girls in Tech Toronto, the local chapter of a global movement to unite women working in technology. We dig into her story to pinpoint how exactly she fell in love with her career and to find out what it is like to be a mother in tech.