“Swimming in STEM” webinar series gives young women insider access to exciting career opportunities

BY The Prosperity Project |
Nov 6, 2020 |

The Prosperity Project™ and Ontario Power Generation present “Swimming in STEM”.

A free webinar series offering young women the opportunity to test the waters of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The panel series, “Swimming in STEM,” will feature a frank discussion with leading educators, employers and STEM students. The virtual, Canada-wide panel series is co-presented by The Prosperity Project and Ontario Power Generation. Each webinar will spotlight four speakers who are passionate about the future of women in STEM careers. They will share their insight, success stories, opportunities, resources and provide valuable guidance.

What do our panelists have in common? They believe that it’s important to harness interest and talent and ensure that they are properly matched with knowledge and inspiration.

The webinar sessions will be held via Zoom Meetings. There will be a Q&A, so please prepare your questions!

If you are an educator and would like more information on our “Swimming in STEM” webinars’ content and/or our panelists’ biographies to include in your curriculum, please email us at comms@canadianprosperityproject.ca.

Did you miss the live “Swimming in STEM” webinars? Watch the recordings below:

Webinar 1: November 17th 

Webinar 2: November 21st

Webinar 1: November 17th 

Keynote Speaker:

Mary Jo Haddad

Mary Jo Haddad is President of MJH & Associates which offers strategic leadership, mentorship and healthcare advisory services. She began her career as a Registered Nurse and joined the Hospital for Sick Children in 1984. From 2004 until 2014, she held several key roles at Sick Kids from Chief Nurse, Executive Vice-President, COO to President and CEO.

Mary Jo holds a Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and has received numerous awards, such as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Life Sciences Ontario Leadership award, among many others. Her leadership contributions have been recognized with Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Windsor, Ryerson University and The University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


Nadia Temacini

Nadia Temacini has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. She completed co-op placements in the pulp and paper industry, oil and gas, and energy conservation research. She currently works as a Market Coordinator in the Renewable Generation division at Ontario Power Generation and is pursuing her Professional Engineer license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.


Delanie Wall

Delanie Wall is a Business Analyst within Deloitte’s consulting practice in their Technology Strategy & Transformation service line. She graduated from the Paul J. Hill School of Business at the University of Regina in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in entrepreneurship. She has always had a passion for business processes and was eager to join an industry that was leading technology transformation.

Margret Lo

Margret Lo is a third-year student at Queen’s University working on a major in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She is a research assistant with the Culture and Cognition Lab run by Dr. Li-Jun Ji, Co-Director for TEDxQueensU. She is also a research student working on the improvement of surgery quality under the tutelage of Dr. Teodor Grantcharov at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Webinar 2: November 21st at 1pm ET:

Keynote Speaker:

Tina Strehlke

Tina Strehlke is the CEO of Minerva BC, where she leads a team of talented change-makers who are dedicated to advancing the leadership of women and girls. After 15 years of developing her expertise in leadership, career development, adult learning, HR and communications; she joined Minerva BC as the Programs Director in 2016 and assumed the CEO role in 2017. Tina has a BA in International Relations from UBC and an MA in Communications from Royal Roads University. 


Diana Urrego

Diana Urrego has over 10 years of engineering experience. She has worked in the nuclear industry for 5 years and is an Engineering Section Manager with Ontario Power Generation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Diana graduated from the University of Toronto in the Licensing International Engineering into the Profession program and completed a Graduate Diploma in Design Nuclear Engineering at Ontario Tech University.

Yuval Gutman

Yuval Gutman is studying Financial Analysis and Risk Management with a minor in Statistics at the University of Waterloo. She served as Co-President of the Financial Analysis and Risk Management Student Association and is currently a Research Analyst. Yuval did a co-op term at Deloitte in their Risk Advisory practice and will be working in Private Equity and Investment Banking for her next co-op. She is passionate about mentoring young women and encouraging them to enter STEM.

Holly Clayton

Holly Clayton graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Environmental Engineering and moved to Ontario to join the Water and Wastewater team at an engineering consulting firm. Currently, she is a Project Engineer at Nevada Gold Mines. She understands the important role women play within the engineering industry and the unique challenges they face. She has a passion for encouraging women to enter and succeed in the field of engineering.

We look forward to learning together, because after all, “when women succeed, we all prosper.”