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NOV 29: WIE(VR) – The Gender Gap in Engineering: How far have we come? Where do we go from here?

Speaker: Judi Hess, CEO of CopperLeaf

Although in-roads are being made for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies and professions, women are still under-represented in these fields as compared with men, especially in Engineering.  What are the facts?  Why is this the case?  What drives these trends and how can we change them?  Find out what you should be doing to drive change by listening to one women’s story and her recommendations for changing the outcomes for women in STEM fields and why it should matter to you and to everyone.

Presentation Details

Date: Thursday Nov 29th, 2012

Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Place: YWCA downtown – Welch 1 & 2 Room, 4th Floor, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Map: http://tinyurl.com/ywca-vancouver

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, (students and unemployed $5 in advance, $7 at the door)
Registration: please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to register for this event

Judi took on the role of CEO at CopperLeaf in August 2009. In 1995 she joined Burnaby-based Creo Inc. from MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, beginning as a program manager and rising to become president in 2002, a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. As part of Eastman Kodak, Judi took on the role of general manager, workflow and prepress equipment; and vice-president of the graphic communications group. Two years later, her role was expanded to include management of a portfolio of software and start-up businesses and she was appointed a corporate officer and vice-president of Eastman Kodak and the head of Kodak Canada. She is currently a member of the Premier’s Technology Council of British Columbia. Originally from Toronto, Judi and her family live in Vancouver. She holds an honours bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and is an avid downhill skier.


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