Women’s Impact in Technology and Innovation

STEM Complex (STM), 150 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9A7

The uOttawa student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery — Women (ACM-W) invites you to an event to discuss women’s impact in technology and innovation.

Mar 22, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 PM


Key Themes

International Women's Day

About this event

This event is hosted by uOttawa’s ACM-W student chapter

Program (90 minute in-person event)

Openiamng speech: ACM-W chapter chair — Didem Cicek — 5 mins.

Guest speaker 1: ACM-W chapter faculty sponsor — Professor Melike Erol-Kantarci — 15 mins.

Guest speaker 2: Professor Sawsan Abdul-Majid, PhD, P.Eng, uOttawa — 15 mins.

Guest speaker 3: Namrata Bagaria, PhD candidate, digital transformation and innovation, and co-founder and CEO of Seniors Junction — 15 mins.

Break: 10 minutes

Panel: Women PhD students sharing their vision on women’s impact in tech — 30 mins.

* Coffee and treats will be served.

This event is for anyone who believes in the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion in technology and innovation. Register soon — places are limited. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2023
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM UTC


  • Dr. Melike Erol Kantarci

    Ericsson and uOttawa

    Chief cloud RAN AI\ML data scientist at Ericsson and associate professor at uOttawa

  • Dr. Sawsan Abdul Majid

    uOttawa and ANCWT (Advancing New Canadian Women in Tech)

    Optical engineer, uOttawa prof., president of ANCWT (Advancing New Canadian Women in Tech)

  • Namrata (Nam) Bagaria


    Doctoral candidate, digital transformation and innovation, University of Ottawa


  • Didem Cicek Simsek

    University of Ottawa

    Chair, uOttawa ACM-Women student chapter


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    University of Ottawa

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  • Naz Zarreen Oishie


    Softwere Engineer

  • Eslin Üstün

    Event Organizer

  • Erica Silva

    Salesforce l

    Project Manager

  • Samima Khan


    Product Designer

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