Author Archives: Yasmin Ranade

Who is Inspiring STEM in Canada?

By Yasmin Ranade
What motivates girls to consider careers in STEM? How are schools celebrating the passion of STEM teachers? What programs encourage youth to apply their digital know-how to real world situations? Are there regional opportunities to create a groundswell for STEM across Canada? How are tech companies sharing their mentors?

Disruptive Technologies: How Brands Will Use Them

By Yasmin Ranade
In my recent interview with Mary Ann Yule, President, HP Canada, Ms. Yule spoke about the three disruptive technologies that will satisfy Canadian consumers who seek highly personalized customer interaction.

IBM Shines a Spotlight on STEM

By Yasmin Ranade
Earning widespread acclaim, the popular movie Hidden Figures showcases a remarkable story of how three African-American women in the 1960s poignantly use their mathematical acumen, personal determination and a unique opportunity at NASA to help put astronaut John Glenn in orbit.

Microsoft hosts youth coding events across Canada to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code

By Yasmin Ranade
Microsoft is hosting youth coding events across Canada this week during Computer Science Education Week in support of Hour of Code, a global initiative led by Code.org. Additionally, Microsoft’s YouthSpark partner, Kids Code Jeunesse, will host Hour of Code sessions on December 10th in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where student attendees will learn coding basics in a fun and supportive environment.

‘Gift The Code’ Gives Technology Boost to Canadian Charities

By Yasmin Ranade
Local charity organizations often operate on tight operating budgets and, as such, rarely have the resources to take advantage of digital solutions and top-tier technology talent. That’s why Capital One Canada is launching its first-ever Hackathon in Toronto from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, named Gift the Code.

Entrepreneurial Feminism: Where Entrepreneurship Intersects Feminist Thinking

By Yasmin Ranade
Shining a spotlight on the power of women entrepreneurship and how gender can influence entrepreneurial decision-making are co-authors of Feminine Capital, Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott. Within their book, Orser and Elliott draw on four decades of research to posit how women are leveraging their skills and sensibilities as women to change our social and economic landscape, one business venture at a time.