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podcast series:

women who innovate

Our #WomenWhoInnovate podcast series features bold, smart and inspiring women who transform their workplace or industry. Listen to their stories.

  • shattering the glass ceiling in engineering with gina cody

    a conversation with gina cody 2020 00:38:48

    Gina has been interested in engineering since her early childhood in Iran. In 1989, she became the first woman to earn a PhD in building engineering from Concordia University. Since then, she’s paved the way for many young women in her industry. In 2018, to celebrate her achievements, Concordia’s faculty of engineering and computer science was renamed the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

    Listen to her story on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

  • navigating identity, authenticity, and womanhood with chris bergeron

    a conversation with chris bergeron 2020 00:23:09

    When Chris began her transition 5 years ago, her life changed radically. It was eye-opening to realize how many biases she had to face as a woman. Despite the obstacles that still affect her on a daily basis, Chris is living her life as a transgender woman to the fullest. As a sought-after public speaker, she frequently shares her story and experiences as a transgender woman in advertising.

    Listen to her story on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

  • examining biases in scientific spaces with lisa willis

    a conversation with lisa willis 2020 00:17:19

    Fascinated by how the human body works from an early age, Lisa thought she would become a doctor. In university, she turned to studying microbiology. In this episode, she discusses how biases manifest in scientific fields like math, STIM, engineering, as well as how women are held to higher standards than men at the executive level.

    Listen to her story on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

  • breaking with tradition and pushing progress with sylvia apostolidis

    a conversation with sylvia apostolidis 2020 00:21:25

    Sylvia explains how her traditional Greek upbringing shaped her desire for diversity and inclusion. At an early age, she recognized her brother was treated differently than she and her sisters were. Frustrated with the slow rate workplace diversity and inclusion were progressing at, she decided to found The Jasmar Group, a behavioural change consultancy firm.

    Listen to her story on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

  • Turning the tide in the business world with Malina Kaija

    a conversation with malina kaija 2019 00:15:43

    Sylvia explains how her traditional Greek upbringing shaped her desire for diversity and inclusion. At an early age, she recognized her brother was treated differently than she and her sisters were. Frustrated with the slow rate workplace diversity and inclusion were progressing at, she decided to found The Jasmar Group, a behavioural change consultancy firm.

    Listen to her story on Youtube, Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes

  • Challenging the rules in traditional spaces with Lydia Saullo

    a conversation with lydia saullo 2019 00:15:25

    ''Innovate or be left in the dark. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.'' Founding partner of The Turn Lab, a startup focused on innovation and business transformation, Malina Kaija leads with her gut for innovative solutions that ultimately help people.

  • Teaching girls to change the world with Sheri Allain

    a conversation with sheri allain 2019 00:17:25

    How can one voice impact the status quo? Lydia challenges everyday norms in a very traditional and regulated environment: banking. With her, we explore the challenges and opportunities that come with innovating in a corporate setting.

  • Championing innovation and diversity in STEM with Saadia Muzaffar

    a conversation with saadia muzaffar 2019 00:16:56

    With Codezilla, an educational technology program, Sherri is making a monster-sized impact. She leverages her passion for new technology and her experience working with startups to teach girls to code in a supportive, innovative and confidence-building environment.


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