maven community

Image

Emily Franz-Lien – Entrepreneurship in Technology

Emily Franz-Lien – Entrepreneurship in Technology

In 2016, Emily Franz-Lien was ready for a change of scenery after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Statistics degree and a minor in Computer Science. At that point, Emily had been in University for five years and needed a break. Lee Klimpke, her boyfriend, had an engineering job and was also ready to try something new. They ... Read More ...

Read More
Cynthia Fortlage – Acceptance Without Understanding

Cynthia Fortlage – Acceptance Without Understanding

Cynthia Fortlage was 50 years old when she came out and began her gender journey at her workplace. She was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GHY International, where she’d worked for nearly three decades, and most people had interacted with her as a man. In April 2016, with the help of human resources, she came out as a transgender ... Read More ...

Read More
Tara Everett on Indigenizing Coworking

Tara Everett on Indigenizing Coworking

When Tara Everett suddenly lost her dream job two years ago, she began a consulting business. In her kitchen she came across the same issue that many people who work from home face. Working from a home office can be extremely lonely and she missed having community and a support system. She looked around but couldn’t find a coworking space ... Read More ...

Read More
Finding a Community in University with Katharine King

Finding a Community in University with Katharine King

When Katharine King and her team arrived at Polytechnique Montreal for the Computer Science Games (CS Games) this year, they were surprised to find out that they were the most gender-diverse team there. More than 23 teams from all over the country participate annually in the CS Games – a collegiate competition with logic puzzles, difficult algorithms, intense video game competitions, ... Read More ...

Read More
Mélanie Blanchet: On Climbing the IT ladder

Mélanie Blanchet: On Climbing the IT ladder

In 2015, Mélanie Blanchet joined Ubisoft, a video game company headquartered in Paris, with studios and offices in over 40 locations. She interned at Ubisoft Montreal as part of an Information Technology program she was taking at the time. A month before her internship ended, she was hired full-time. It was a huge office and her department alone was made ... Read More ...

Read More
Revisiting Technology with Jessica Watson

Revisiting Technology with Jessica Watson

Growing up, Jessica Watson was an A+ student, and excelled in math and science. Jessica didn’t really know what she wanted to do in university, but engineering seemed like a smart choice. One of her first faculty impressions formed during orientation tours at the University of Manitoba. A group of young students were chanting and drinking beer in the lobby. ...

Read More
Staying Connected with STEM

Staying Connected with STEM

11 months into her parental leave, Shirley Mayadewi couldn’t wait to get back to work.
"Nobody ever tells you about the isolation or the boredom that comes with being on mat leave," Shirley says. ...

Read More
Ashleigh Lodge – Abled Despite Barriers

Ashleigh Lodge – Abled Despite Barriers

Ashleigh Lodge – Abled Despite Barriers
Ashleigh Lodge was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia approximately nine years ago and started working as
an Application Developer at Neovation Learning Solutions in 2013. However, she didn’t disclose her
disability to her manager until last year. ...

Read More
Immigrant Women in Technology: Navneet Thind

Immigrant Women in Technology: Navneet Thind

Navneet Thind graduated with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in 2012 but it took her close to
six years to find an industry job in Canada. A few months after graduating from Punjab Technical
University, she immigrated to Winnipeg with her family. ...

Read More
Challenging the Stereotypes in Technology with Emily Baxter

Challenging the Stereotypes in Technology with Emily Baxter

Emily Baxter graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Manitoba. She loves
making things and a creative field where she could work with mixed media seemed like the natural
choice. She studied ceramics, photography, and video production and was very interested in animation. ...

Read More
Scott Greenlay on Growing Up with Technology

Scott Greenlay on Growing Up with Technology

Scott Greenlay grew up surrounded by technology in the seventies. He frequently accompanied his
mother to the office on evenings or weekends at the Minnesota University where she worked in the
Information Services (now Information Technology) department. ...

Read More

Follow Maven

Follow Us On