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
jstanley@wct-fct.com 

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

Shannon Sears, Director of Programs and Public Affairs
ssears@wct-fct.com 

Stephanie Wai, Finance and Administrative Coordinator
swai@wct-fct.com 

 

WCT National Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Cheryl Fullerton, Executive Vice President, People and Communications, Corus
  • Past Chair: Michelle Magwood, President, Magwood Consulting
  • Corporate Secretary: Leslie Milton, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Treasurer: Pardeep Singh Gill, Partner, Audit Technology, Media and Telecommunications, KPMG

Board Directors

  • Lynda Partner, Vice President, Marketing, Pythian
  • Dan Stark, Commercial Sales Lead, AWS Canada, Amazon Web Services
  • Liette Vigneault, Vice-President, Human Resources and Communications, Cogeco Cable
  • Dorothy Johnson, Services Practice Leader, Microsoft
  • Irena Zhivov, Delivery Director, Brightstar Corp
  • Christin Weidemann, Director Quality Engineering, Slalom Build
  • Saba Shariff, Head, New Product Development and Corporate Strategy, Symcor
  • Stephanie Byard, Director, Media Sales and Head of Agency, Rogers Sports and Media
  • Candice McLeod, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions, Shaw Communications Inc
  • Annie Akpan, Leader, STEM for Girls, IBM Canada
  • Sonia Brar, Vice President, Customer Operations Strategy, Design & Delivery, Bell Canada
  • Safdar Mahmood, Managing Vice President, Pariveda Solutions
  • Emma Parkinson, Account Services Country Leader, HPE

Board OBSERVERS

  • Robin Hildebrand, Vice President, Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs, Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. 
  • Chantal Davis, Director, Spectrum Regulatory Best Practices, Innovation Science and Economic Development 
  • Krista Shibata, Leader, Women in Technology Initiative, IBM Canada 
  • Robyn Heaton, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, Algonquin College 
  • Denise Shortt, Vice President, Industry Development, Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
  • Fawn Annan, CEI, ITWorld