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Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) is made possible by the incredible work of a group of loyal and dedicated volunteers located across Canada, the time invested by the Board of Directors and the support of all their companies along with a small national staff, headquartered in Ottawa.

WCT National Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Lynda Partner, Vice President, Marketing, Pythian
  • Vice-Chair: Dervla Kelly, Vice President, Communications, Corus
  • Corporate Secretary, Leslie Milton, Partner, Fasken Martineau
  • Treasurer and Chair, Audit Committee: Nancy Chase, Partner, KPMG Advisory Services
  • Chair, Strategy & Marketing Committee: Dee Ann Lama, Vice President, Central Sales Operations, Xerox
  • Chair, Membership Committee: Jane Todd, Principal, Saga Consulting
  • Chair, Regions: Nilufer Erdebil, Founder and CEO, Spring2Innovation
  • Co-Chair, Annual Awards and Chair, HR & Compensation Committee: Robin Hildebrand, Vice President, Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs at Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
  • Co-Chair, Annual Awards: Julie Cork, Executive Vice President, ARTEX Environmental Corp.

Other Board Directors

  • Namir Anani, President & CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • Fawn Annan, CEO, IT World Canada
  • Sky Bridges, Chief Operating Officer, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
  • Kristine Emmett, Vice President, Human Resources, Media, Network & IT, Bell Canada
  • Robyn Heaton, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, Algonquin College
  • Veronique Lehoux, Director, Decisions Group and Publications, CRTC (Observer)
  • Michelle Magwood , Senior Director, IFRS and Projects, Rogers
  • Darcee MacFarlane, Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations, Sasktel
  • Ann Mainville-Neeson, Vice President, Broadcast Policy and Regulatory Affairs, TELUS
  • Liette Vigneault, Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications, Cogeco Cable
  • David Perry, Executive Recruiter, Perry-Martel International Inc.
  • Shirley Anne Scharf, Director General, Governance, Policy Coordination and Planning Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) (Observer)
  • Krista Shibata, Leader, Women in Technology Initiative, IBM Canada
  • Denise Shortt, Vice President, Industry Development, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • Suzanne Gagliese, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Services, Microsoft Canada
  • Vanda Vicars, COO & Deputy CEO, Capgemini Americas (Observer)

WCT Team

Joanne Stanley, Executive Director
jstanley@wct-fct.com | 613-706-0607, ext. 102

Ariel Vered, Manager, Operations and Programs
avered@wct-fct.com | 613-706-0607, ext. 104

Mathea Stevens, Manager, Marketing & Communications
mstevens@wct-fct.com | 613-706-0607, ext. 103

Lynda Leonard, Director of Research and Advoacy
lleonard@wct-fct.com