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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: Michelle Magwood, Senior Director, Finance, Rogers
  • Vice-Chair: Fawn Annan, CEO, IT World Canada
  • Past Chair: Lynda Partner, Vice President, Marketing, Pythian
  • Corporate Secretary: Leslie Milton, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, Telesat Canada
  • Treasurer: Pardeep Singh Gill, Partner, Audit, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, KPMG
  • Governance: Vanda Vicars, ICD.D, Vicars Consulting, former COO & Deputy CEO, Capgemini Americas


Board Directors

  • Namir Anani, President & CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
  • 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
  • Dervla Kelly, Vice President, Communications, Corus
  • Veronique Lehoux, Director General, Strategic Policy and International Affairs, CRTC (Observer)
  • 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.
  • Krista Shibata, Leader, Women in Technology Initiative, IBM Canada
  • Denise Shortt, Vice President, Industry Development, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • Dan Stark, Commercial Sales Lead of AWS Canada, Amazon Web Services
  • Laurie Pezzente, SVP & CSO, Global Cyber Security, RBC
  • Dorothy Johnson, Services Practice Leader, Microsoft
  • Dee Ann Lama, Vice President, Central Sales Operations, Cisco (Observer)
  • Nilufer Erdebil, Founder and CEO, Spring2Innovation
  • Robin Hildebrand, Vice President, Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs at Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
  • Julie Cork, Executive Vice President, ARTEX Environmental Corp.

WCT Team

Joanne Stanley, Executive Director | 613-706-0607, ext. 102

Ariel Vered, Senior Manager, Programs | 613-706-0607, ext. 104

Mathea Stevens, Manager, Marketing & Communications | 613-706-0607, ext. 103

Lynda Leonard, Director of Research and Advoacy