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SFU Beedie Talks x WIMDI: Lessons learned while hiking the corporate ladder

In celebration of International Women's Day: A panel discussion on the powerful lessons to thrive in male dominated industries

About this Event

SFU Beedie Talks is a speaker series focusing on the excellence found within the SFU Beedie community and is open to SFU Beedie alumni, students, prospective students, partners and the larger business community. During the third installment of SFU Beedie Talks, we have partnered with Women in Male-Dominated Industries (WIMDI) to provide an exclusive opportunity to hear from and connect with our alumni panel.

The panel will discuss their experiences climbing the corporate ladder in male dominated fields, the glass ceilings and insights learned along the way - and advice on how women can create and advance their careers.

Our panel includes:

Joyce Murray, EMBA '92, Minister of Digital Government, Government of Canada

Christine J Sangha, MScFin '11, Head of Professional Services Americas & Head of Presales Asia, FINCAD Client Services

Martina Wan Lockwood, MBA MOT '19, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Evasc Medical Systems

Kiana Mohseni, EMBA ’11, Senior Director of Software Development - Analytics, Ads & Product Growth, Hootsuite

Denise Williams, EMBA IBL '15, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Technology Council

Claudia Baerwolff, EMBA '18, Director of Strategy, Mining & Metals at Fluor Corporation

The panel will be moderated by Holly Burton, WIMDI's Founder & Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries.


6 PM - 7 PM Registration

7 PM - 8 PM Panel discussion followed by open Q&A

8 PM - 9 PM Reception & networking

The event ticket is by donation. This year, we are proud to support the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre whose incredible work and efforts serve 600 women a day between the Emergency Shelter and Drop-in Centre here in the downtown eastside. All proceeds will be donated to the DEWC.

Should you have any questions about this event, please contact: Rima Vasudevan

Attendance Notes

  1. Code of Conduct: By attending this event, you agree to adhere to WIMDI's code of conduct, which you can find at
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