Our Team

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 Team

Joanne Stanley, Executive Director

Ariel Vered, Director, Programs and Engagement

Emily Proulx, Manager, Operations and Member Services

Emma Morris, Manager, Marketing and Communications

Lynda Leonard, Director of Research and Advocacy


WCT National Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Michelle Magwood, President, Magwood Consulting
  • Vice-Chair: Fawn Annan, CEO, IT World Canada
  • Past Chair: Lynda Partner, Vice President, Marketing, Pythian
  • Corporate Secretary: Leslie Milton, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Treasurer: Pardeep Singh Gill, Partner, Audit Technology, Media and Telecommunications, KPMG

Board Directors

  • Dan Stark, Commercial Sales Lead, AWS Canada, Amazon Web Services
  • Kristine Emmett, Vice President, Human Resources, Media, Network & IT, Bell Canada
  • Robyn Heaton, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, Algonquin College
  • Liette Vigneault, Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications, Cogeco Cable
  • Krista Shibata, Leader, Women in Technology Initiative, IBM Canada
  • Denise Shortt, Vice President, Industry Development, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • Dorothy Johnson, Services Practice Leader, Microsoft
  • Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice President, People and Communications, Corus
  • Caroline Gayle, Managing Director, Technology Financial Services, Accenture
  • Shazia Zeb Sobani, Vice President, Customer Network Implementation, Telus
  • Irena Zhivov, Director, Executive Leadership Team Management, Rogers 
  • Christin Weidemann, President, Radical I/O
  • Saba Shariff, Head, New Product Development and Innovation, Symcor
  • Robin Hildebrand, Vice President, Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs, Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (Observer)
  • Safdar Mahmood, Managing Vice President (Toronto), Pariveda (Observer)
  • Chantal Davis, Director, Spectrum Regulatory Best Practices, Innovation Science and Economic Development (Observer