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Date: 19. September

Schedule: 6:00 pm EDT

Event type: Online

Organizer: Canada Chapter

🌟 Join Us for the Inaugural Event in the “Latinx Spotlight” Series! 🌟

Latinas in Tech Canada is thrilled to invite you to the first event in our exciting new series, “Latinx Spotlight” where we will showcase the incredible members of our community.

Join us for an insightful discussion with two distinguished Phds who have paved their way from academia to the banking industry, all while breaking barriers as Latina women in a male-dominated field.

πŸ“… Date: September 19th
πŸ•• Time: 6 PM EST
🌐 Virtual Event via zoom

🌟 Event Highlights:
– Experts Conversation: Hear from two accomplished Latina Ph.D.s as they share their inspiring journeys in data science and the finance sector.
– Career Insights: Gain valuable insights on transitioning from academia to industry and thriving in tech roles.
– Diversity & Inclusion: Explore the importance of diversity and inclusion in tech and how it impacts innovation and success.
– Q&A: Ask and discuss your questions with other members from the Latinas in Tech community.

Meet Our Amazing Speakers:

πŸ—£οΈ Sandra Lopez Zamora
Sandra arrived in Canada at the beginning of 2018 to pursue her Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Engineering at Western University in London, Ontario (Canada). She understands well the difficulties a newcomer faces in adapting to a new culture, and the challenges to transition from Academia to Industry.
Currently, Sandra is a Senior Manager for Decision Models in Scotiabank. Previous to this role she assisted in the Model Operations team where she supported the implementation of models and the development of tools to improve data quality and reliability. Now, she is part of a wonderful group of data scientists working on developing models for retail and small businesses in Central America and Caribbean countries. A key part of what she does is building bridges between her team and the teams located internationally. She is passionate about data science and supporting newcomers and women in tech.

In her free time, Sandra enjoys photography as part of the London Camera Club, exploring other countries and cultures, and training her favourite pets: Stella, Maggie and Luna.

πŸ—£οΈ Cecilia Chavez Garcia
Arriving from Mexico in 2017 under a fully funded Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Cecilia started her PhD in Computational Chemistry and Scientific Computing at Western University. Four years later she worked for the Registrar’s office, helping to analyze the 55,000+ applications that Western receives each year across all undergraduate programs.

Last year Cecilia joined TD’s Enterprise Data & Analytics team as a Data Scientist supporting Marketing, building models to improve the personalization of the campaigns.

Besides loving data, Cecilia loves connecting with people through her volunteering at the Latinos in Leadership community at TD, which she is helping grow by co-leading their London Chapter. In her spare time Cecilia loves reading novels, eating delicious food and taking walks with her dog Micha.

Please RSVP to secure your virtual seat. We look forward to seeing you there!

Let’s come together to celebrate, learn, and grow as a community. See you at the event!

Latinas Beyond Academia: Inspiring journeys into Data science

19. September / 6:00 pm EDT

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