As a champion for women in tech, particularly women of colour and immigrant women, WCT-NCR is thrilled to be hosting a powerful event on February 27, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in collaboration with Invest Ottawa. This event aims to raise awareness of the need to embrace equity when it comes to Black Women’s health and is designed to encourage young people to consider pursuing advanced studies in the STEM fields.
Embrace Equity in Black Women’s Health: Help Educate Future Generations in STEM, will feature prominent women in the black community, including:
- Dr. Juliet Daniel – Professor and Cancer Biologist in the Department of Biology at McMaster University, whose ground-breaking research is currently focused on colon cancer; and the aggressive and difficult-to-treat triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC),
- Dr. Danielle Brown-Sherves – Family Physician, Assistant Professor and the CEO of Restore International Foundation – a non-profit organization that supports low- and middle-income families with limited healthcare access.
In addition to inspirational talks, this event will serve as a formal launch for the Keri Lindo Memorial Bursary for Black Women in STEM.
Keri was a young woman who succumbed to breast cancer last year at the tender age of 29, after bravely battling the disease for seven years. In a final act of grace, she donated her body to help advance scientific research on cancer.
We will be seeking both corporate and individual donations to fund this bursary that will help offset the cost of tertiary education for black youths interested in pursuing a tertiary degree in STEM at Carleton University.