The Women of STAC Committee’s vision is to encourage and support women in their pursuit of career advancement in the telecommunications and related industries in Canada. The committee will work to identify areas where there are training, mentoring, and networking gaps and opportunities for the career advancement of women working in the telecommunications industry in Canada, and will explore initiatives that could include scholarships, training grants, corporate and industry recruitment plans and strategies, and educational opportunities for STAC members, among others.

Committee Lead

Laura Marciniwe (Co-Lead), Teletek Structure Inc.
Lisa Traverse (Co-Lead), Alliance Corporation

UPDATED: January, 2020

The Women of STAC Bursary Fund looks for ways to provide opportunities and encourage women in the industry. This bursary fund will help to support women looking to further their training or women who are studying in some avenue of the telecommunications field. In addition to monetary support, the recipients of this bursary will also be provided with mentorship opportunities with women who sit on the Women of STAC Committee.

Project Volunteers
Jeanne Piercey, TEP
Laura Marciniwe, Teletek
Lisa Traverse, Alliance
Sharyn Gravelle, WSP

UPDATED: January, 2020

Each year the Women of STAC Committee releases an application form for 10 complimentary STAC Conference & Exhibition passes to be awarded to women in the industry. The passes are divided between women who are members, non-members, and students. This incentive is to include women who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the annual STAC Conference & Exhibition.

UPDATED: October, 2020

The Women of STAC Membership project team looks for new ways to attract and retain Women of STAC committee members. This project team helps to define what committee membership looks like and the roles of those on the committee.

UPDATED: October, 2020

The Women of STAC Communications project team will help to run Women of STAC social media and the Women of STAC Newsletter once released. The members on this team will help find resources and content that can be shared to committee members and others. The project team will also be used to find ways to promote Women of STAC activities and events to those in the STAC membership as well as those in the industry more generally.

UPDATED: October, 2020

The Women of STAC Mentorship project team will help in finding ways to put together a mentorship program for women in the industry.

Submit questions to info@stacouncil.ca