Techsploration: the Power in Possibilities
Manar Helal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Considered a national best practice, Techsploration’s award-winning 4-phase program model provides young women in Grades 9 through 12 with opportunities to explore science, engineering, trades, and technology occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. It also helps them understand the significance of high school math and science for their future careers. When we connect young women from diverse backgrounds with female role models and employers who embrace diverse and respectful workplace culture, we open doors to future career opportunities many young women may not consider otherwise. Techsploration’s network of industry partners/sponsors, alumnae, teachers, role models, and volunteers has enabled young women to reach their full potential. Together, we are changing lives through a simple concept: the power in possibilities.
Join Techsploration’s Manager of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Emily Boucher, for information and insight on this award-winning program which has been delivering impactful programming for more than 22 years!
Emily Boucher is currently the Manager of Communications and Strategic Partnerships for Techsploration, an award-winning, Nova Scotia-based non-profit that encourages young women to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Emily is a passionate advocate for Canada’s technology sector and driven to lead initiatives that support the advancement of women, in particular, within the country’s growing digital economy. Over the past year, Emily has helped lead Techsploration’s National Expansion pilot, an initiative expanding the organization’s best practice model to Ontario and eventually across the country – a first for Techsploration.
Previous senior-level roles with Digital Nova Scotia and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) have also provided her with experience leading both provincial and national initiatives to support the growth of both Nova Scotia and Canada’s technology sectors. In 2013, Emily was one of 21 women from across the country chosen to participate in Tech Women Canada, a program that connects Canadian women in the technology sector to their peers in Silicon Valley and the impact/high growth culture of that region.
Emily holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science and English Literature from Carleton University and a diploma in Public Relations from Algonquin College. Currently, she volunteers as co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Chapter for Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).