Sharing our successes and projects: Relive the Women in Innovation Brown Bag Networking Lunch

Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020

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The uOttawa Women in Innovation brown bag networking lunch was held on February 11 and successfully connected more than 90 people to network and share knowledge with the women - and men who support them - from the STEAM community. Exciting initiatives and projects were shared, from multiple participants, including:

  • Sarah Paquet, Deputy Minister Champion for uOttawa and Executive VP of Shared Services Canada
  • Mish Boutet, Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Ottawa
  • Ginette Bourdages, Account Manager, Gartner
  • Sophia Leong, Executive, Development and International Affairs, Professional Development Institute, University of Ottawa
  • Sarah Brimacombe, Business Development Manager, CIRA
  • Nicole Hurtubise, Manager, Community Development Training, ORION
  • André-Anne Maranda, Learning and Organizational Development Advisor, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Sawsan Abdul Majid, President, ANCWT and Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Yoo Young Lee, Library, Web and Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Ottawa
  • Megan McMeekin, Inclusion Librarian, University of Ottawa
Sarah Paquet, Deputy Minister Champion for uOttawa and Executive VP of Shared Services Canada

The event was inspiring and encouraged positive discussions around STEAM initiatives. Don’t just take our word for it… read what some of our participants had to say:

“Such a great event. It was refreshing day indeed, for all of us. Looking forward for more such team efforts turning to great and fun events like today. Really enjoyed. We are a biiiig family now." – Astha Tiwari – Digital strategist, University of Ottawa

“A shout out to everyone that joined us today for this event and that continue to support our growing community. Great opportunity to network and create opportunities. Stay tuned, more to come.“ – Lyne Charlebois, Director - Information Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

“Always impressed with this group, great session. Thank you Sarah Paquet! We need more male allies next time in the room, please take a note!“ – Martin Bernier, Chief Information Officer

About Women in Innovation

Our vision is to provide a platform for women and male allies in the University STEAM community (staff, student, faculty, alumni, and private and public sector partners) to create and sustain awareness regarding our profession and foster opportunities through networking and knowledge sharing.

We are looking for women and male allies who share our passion. To register, volunteer, ask any questions or suggest future speakers or events, email Diana Wittmann. You can also join the Women in Innovation LinkedIn group.

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