Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Let me start by saying I do not support Breitbart, I do not support the Trump presidency, and I do not support Shopify maintaining its relationship with Breitbart, nor do I endorse the unfortunate and amoral comments about free speech made by Shopify's CEO Tobi Lütke. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk [...]

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the Mecca for women in technology. Taking place in Houston this year, GHC will attract 15,000 attendees for three days jam-packed with hundreds of technical sessions, career talks, company events, and research presentations from technology's most prominent thought leaders. For many attendees, Grace Hopper is their first conference, [...]

10 Awesome Geek Girls to Follow on Instagram

10 Awesome Geek Girls to Follow on Instagram

Love geeky goodness? Here are THE 10 #geekgirls you should follow on Instagram.

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Body mods, memotech, cybernetics - what seemingly futuristic technologies will become reality in years to come? The Next Familiar, a collaborative project by Karen Maxwell and Shannah Segal, gives us a glimpse at the status quo of 2044.

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

Inspiring Future Women in Science at Perimeter Institute

On April 15, 2016, 200 young female leaders arrived at the Perimeter Institute for the Inspiring Future Women in Science conference. An inspiring day of talks from women in STEM careers awaited them, along with a candid address by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. I am honoured to have given a keynote address at this conference.

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Celebrating One Year at Microsoft

Today I celebrate my first full-time year at Microsoft! I am so grateful to work in a role where I have global impact and truly feel that I am using my passions to impact others in a positive way. Working in technology we have the opportunity to build a future we want to live in, [...]

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

As a young woman at Microsoft I have been very vocal about the importance of inclusivity and equality in STEM careers. I know firsthand the barriers women face trying to break into the tech - and if you don't believe they exist, you are not qualified to comment on the difficulties we face.