Minister Bains Meets with Youth Entrepreneurs to Advise Canada’s Innovation Agenda

Minister Bains Meets with Youth Entrepreneurs to Advise Canada’s Innovation Agenda

This Wednesday, August 31, I had the honour of being one of eleven young entrepreneurs to participate in an intimate roundtable discussion with Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Hosted by Startup Canada in partnership with Ladies Learning Code, this discussion was initiated to provide youth input into Canada’s Innovation Agenda, with a [...]

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.

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.

You Are Not “Too Pretty to Code”

You Are Not “Too Pretty to Code”

He meant it as a compliment, and I'm sure he thought I'd think he was charming when he said I was "too pretty to code," but I took it for what it really was: an ignorant devaluing of my intelligence.

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Highlights from the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

"You are building the future - build the one you want to live in." Inspiration was rife and passion was tangible in the air at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, held this year in Houston, Texas. This GHC brought in a record-smashing number of attendees - over 12,000 women and men in [...]

Officially Bicoastal – An Exciting Announcement!

Officially Bicoastal – An Exciting Announcement!

I am so excited to announce that, as of next week, I will be starting my new position as a Content Developer at Microsoft! I have had an incredible year and a half as a Technical Evangelist, working with talented people to bring Microsoft's technologies out to thousands of developers, professional and aspiring, across the world. As my [...]