Get to know the people behind the scenes. We work with you to make the magic happen: engaging girls with the world of computer science before considering their academic path and future careers.
Behind the Scenes
Team members & sponsors
Ray is Founder and Executive Managing Partner of EVP and has an international reputation as a thought leader in the evolution of the application economy. Ray has relationship capital with technology, investor, and government leaders, built upon an unmatched track record in Canada for technology M&A and financing experience. Previously Ray spent over 10 years in wireless technology investment banking research. During that period, Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for 5 of 8 eligible years. Ray is an advisor to the Treasury Board of Canada, sits on the National Council, CD Howe Institute, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Lucy graduated from the University of Waterloo where she studied business. She began her career at a successful Waterloo startup, where she facilitated the operations and management of people and culture. She now supports the growth of Toronto’s latest early stage start ups. She manages the operations and services at Extreme Accelerator, a co-working and accelerator program. She believes that with the right exposure and opportunity, girls will be empowered to eliminate the industry’s gender gap.
Matoula has 15 years of experience in fundraising and business development working with a prominent University in Canada, Western University and working in the private sector. Matoula completed her Master’s of Public Administration at Western University and her Master’s of Business Administration at the Ivey Business School, Western University. Matoula is a Partner at Clairwood Capital Management. a Media/Film Investment Fund and Co-Founder of McLaren Global Sports Solutions, a Sports Consulting Firm.Matoula is currently a member of the Board with Special Olympics Canada and member of the Board with the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University in the U.S. Matoula lives and works between Toronto and Los Angeles.
Cassie is a student at the University of Waterloo, pursuing a degree in Business and Conflict studies. Cassie has always had an interest in technology, with her first co-op placement in a technical support role, she quickly realized the gender imbalance in the industry. Today, she is finishing up her final year at Waterloo in the Greenhouse social impact incubator, focusing on violence against women. Cassie believes programs and opportunities like Hackergal empower girls to see their unlimited potential in the technology industry.
Erin Carmody is a consultant with experience in educational organizations for over 8 years. She has completed a degree in Plant Biology and Psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University; as well as an Honours degree from York University in Environmental Science, Urban Planning and Design where she became passionate for the world of tech and social entrepreneurship. She hopes that Hackergal inspires girls to pursuit a future in the exciting world of tech and create positive change in the world.
Angie Sharma is a high school student from Havergal College in Toronto with a passion for personal evolution through innovation. Angie began her work in technology after becoming a member of mobile games studio XMG Studio and its Gaming Advisory Board, providing the inspiration for the hit mobile game Style Studio : Fashion Designer. Through this and other media-related experiences she was shocked about the severity of the gender gap in computer sciences and has committed her high school extracurricular career to changing this through Hackergals!
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:
eSpectrum Solutions Inc.
Kim Orr LLP
LaBarge Weinstein LLP