About this Event
Centennial Innovates Breakfast Series #1: Empowering & Engaging Women in Tech
Did you know that women constitute about 47% of the current total workforce, but make up less than 25% of employees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers in Canada? This underrepresentation is similarly reflected in applied research at Centennial College. In order to exemplify our values of equity, diversity and inclusivity, we need to establish an inclusive environment for our student and faculty researchers. How can we more effectively and meaningfully empower and engage women in tech, and in applied research?
Join us for the first instalment of our Centennial Innovates Breakfast Series, where we will spark discussion focused on empowering and engaging women in the tech industry! This free in-person event will be held at the Centennial College Events Centre (Progress Campus).
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet menu inspired by Indigenous cuisine & cooking techniques (vegan options will be available):
- Sumac smoked salmon on top of bannock
- Wild mushroom scrambled eggs
- Maple roasted squash with pumpkin seeds
- Fresh cut fruit
- Cedar honey tea
- Coffee & tea (oat milk available)
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to network and gain valuable insights from peers and colleagues, and be inspired by the stories of successful women in STEM. Whether you're a student, faculty member, staff or simply interested in the field, this event is for you. Come learn and engage with others on fostering gender diversity and inclusivity in the world of technology and applied research!
Our Keynote Speaker
Nadia Nincevic , Vice President of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)
Nadia is recognized for creating revenue generating and cost saving opportunities for Canadian advanced manufacturers and non-profits. For the past 15+ years, she has served as a convener across industry, government, and academia leading exciting projects around Canadian Innovation and the low carbon economy.
During her time with Canada’s national Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) and Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, she successfully implemented structured sales strategies to improve membership and foreign direct investment goals, respectively. In addition, she has worked extensively with global automotive suppliers and manufacturers, where she led Industry 4.0 implementations, planned and executed corporate Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategies, and secured government funding for over $150M in global business expansions
At CUTRIC, Nadia holds an advisory role in supporting the planning and execution for strategic initiatives around Membership, Marketing and Communications
Nadia is currently based in Mississauga, Ontario.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Centennial College Events Centre (Progress Campus), 937 Progress Avenue, Toronto, Canada