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hEr VOLUTION Presents Canadian Women In STEM Conference: [bold] [heading] 
Success Stories and Strategies for Closing the Gender Gap In 2017 And Beyond [heading]
 
Toronto, September 8, 2017 – Local startup hEr VOLUTION announces #STEM conference for women aimed at highlighting female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to combat stereotypical attitudes which women encounter in their daily lives that do not encourage or enable them to take an interest in STEM fields. 
 
hEr VOLUTION founder Doina Oncel will be hosting a press conference at Mozilla’s Toronto offices on Friday September 15th and is inviting the media to attend, to meet with conference keynote speakers, guests and influencers, who will be on-hand for a panel Q&A related to conference ‘hot topics’ and available for interviews. 
 
Press Conference Details:
 
hEr VOLUTION Canadian Women In STEM Press Conference [bold]
 
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
 
1:00 – 3:00 pm
 
Mozilla
366 Adelaide St W Suite 500, Toronto, ON M5V 1R9
 
The Canadian Women in STEM Conference is designed to bring together women and professionals in STEM for related knowledge-exchange, to support diversity across all industries, with particular emphasis on how to close the gender gap for women in STEM.
 
Beyond your typical conference, this event creates opportunities to open up dialogue and form tools and strategies for women in STEM and for the generation of women who are considering STEM as their future career.
 
hEr VOLUTION’s Mission: To advance education by providing workshops and instructional seminars on topics relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for low income and marginalized youth with a focus on girls and young women. To advance education by providing camps during summer, winter and spring school breaks that provide STEM programs and activities in related fields.
 
About hEr VOLUTION: [bold]
 
Based in Toronto, Canada, founded by Doina Oncel, hEr VOLUTION helps youth, particularly young women from underserved communities; gain opportunities to advance with 21st Century Skills. We exist to create opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM connecting them with leaders in the industry for career support. We listen to the needs of the community and that of the STEM industry to better help the next generation of underserved youth, with a focus on young women to enter STEM. 
Canadian Women In STEM Conference Panelists: 
Imogen Coe: Dean, Faculty of Science, Ryerson U
Angella Mignon-Smith: Mechanical Analyst, Candu Energy, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
Dilesha Stelmach: Group Underwriter, Green Shield Canada
Vicki Chen: Riverdale Collegiate Institute
Vanessa Enem Taki -Ndifon: EIT Chemical Engineering Graduate, Compounding Technician, Apotex Inc.
Canadian Women In STEM Conference Speakers: 
Emily Agard: Director of SciXchange, Ryerson U 
Natalija Pavic: Solutions Engineer, Salesforce
Saeide Mohajer: AVP Health & Benefits, Aon Hewitt
Samantha Yammine: PhD candidate, U of T Neuroscience, Development & Stem Cells
Amy Leask: STEAM Educator, Founder, Red T Media
Vanessa Vakharia: Director of Inspiration & Learning, Master Teacher & Mathematical Visionary
Brittany B. Campbell: U of T PhD Candidate, Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre
Mandy Lam: Professor of Mathematics, Centennial College
Tia Joseph: Senior Analytics & AI Specialist, Salesforce
Jenise Lee: Chemical Engineer, MBA, CEO, Purpicks
For more on hEr VOLUTION: 
 
 
Canadian Women In STEM Conference: bit.ly/StemmingUp
 
For a complete list of panelists and speakers who will be in attendance for the press conference, for any additional questions, quotes and interview requests contact: 
 
Melissa Bessey
Media Relations
 
647-588-6413 – cell