Meet our Board of Directors

Claire Skillen

iWIST Chair | President, Ceascape Solutions

Claire is a versatile and innovative professional currently supporting the natural resources sector. She has over 15 years of experience as a strategic leader, process analyst, and award-winning project manager. Recognized for her well-honed leadership ability, Claire has a strategic approach to projects and history of building cross-functional teams. She has a huge passion for…

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Corina Ludwig

iWIST Vice Chair | President, FunctionFox Systems, Inc.

Corina is widely recognized by her colleagues and clients as the glue that keeps the company together. As a member of the FunctionFox start-up team, Corina has been instrumental in facilitating the company’s growth since 2000. Organized, disciplined and focused, Corina is responsible for overseeing the FunctionFox engine, as she manages daily operations; vision and…

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Christine Fast

iWIST Secretary | Director, Employment Opportunities Development, Province of BC

Christine is a public sector professional with 8 years’ experience working for the BC provincial government. In her role, Christine leads employer outreach throughout the province to promote WorkBC as a source of diverse talent and forge strategic alliances that enable employers meet their workforce needs. She is passionate about supporting women to pursue leadership…

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Tara Dunning

iWIST Director of Membership | IT Portfolio Manager, BC Transit

In her current role, Tara introduces IT Portfolio Management governance at BC Transit, as well as project management standards for technology projects. Tara’s career started in corporate finance and planning, but moved into technology. She moved her way up from Provincial Treasury to capital programs and writing business cases, and finally to an ERP Project…

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Shelley Langille

iWIST Director | Connector, Coach, Learner, Writer, Positivity Promoter

After careers and roles that included ten years in the technology sector and career coaching for more than twenty years in post secondary education, providing clients with education options to meet their career advancement and transition paths, Shelley is embarking on a new professional journey…

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Jennifer Sallows

iWIST Director of Finance | Manager – Enterprise, KPMG LLP

Jen is a manager with KPMG Victoria and focuses her time on providing assurance services to small and mid-sized private companies. She obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2017 and is currently completing her In-depth Tax Certification. Before moving to KPMG in May 2019, she spent time working as the Assistant Controller for…

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Jehan Zouak

iWIST Director of Marketing & Communications | Account Manager, We Work Remotely

Jehan is a driven, passionate, and adaptable professional with experience in marketing, account management, logistics, and event planning. After nearly eight years in ocean tech, Jehan recently joined the remote work revolution, helping employers source top remote talent through We Work Remotely. She finds the support of the iWIST community invaluable, and enjoys engaging Victoria’s STEM women…

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New Directors!

Laurel Anne Stark

iWIST Director | Founder of, Business & Marketing Consultant, Mental Health Advocate

Laurel Anne Stark is the founder of, the first-ever web app designed to support self-employed women to succeed. Laurel is an acclaimed business and marketing consultant and mental health advocate, dedicated to empowering self-employed women to do well. Laurel is also a three-time nominee of the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards presented by…

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Rachel Greenspan

iWIST Director | People and operations leader, building strong teams and working on impactful tech projects

Rachel is passionate about growing Canada’s tech sector, with a focus on mentorship, creating diverse and inclusive workspaces, and growing the high performing talent pool.  She is currently VP of Finance and Operations at Button Inc., leading all aspects of operations, human resources, procurement, contract compliance, legal, and finance. She believes strongly that a successful career path…

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Maddie Grewal

iWIST Director | Team Lead I Certified Scrum Master | Agile Project Management

Maddie is a goal oriented and focused IT professional with over 13 years of experience in the private and public sector. Currently working as a Strategic Projects Lead at Maximus Canada, she has an exceptional work ethic with a proven history of exceeding expectations on every project that she has been part of throughout her professional career…

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Shannon Parker

iWIST Director | HR Manager at FreshWorks Studio | Business Mentor for Locelle | CPHR Candidate and Member

As the HR Manager and leader of People Ops at FreshWorks Studio, Shannon has developed and executed the company’s HR strategy in collaboration with the company’s leadership team since joining in August of 2017. Her background includes experience in performance management, recruitment and selection, and the training and development of people in a variety of settings that has included…

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Tavia Walsh

iWIST Director | Biomedical Engineer at 4M Biotech Ltd

Tavia Walsh is a researcher with Victoria-based biotechnology company 4M Biotech, with an emphasis in the fields of biomedical engineering and advanced healthcare. She holds a MASc in mechanical engineering from the University of Victoria and a BASc in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia. With an interest in complex problem solving…

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Robyn Quinn, APR, MA, Fellow CPRS

iWIST Founder & Former Chair | President, Big Bang Communications and Co-Founder, Big Bang Analytics

Robyn Quinn is the Founder of Island Women in Science and Technology. She is a passionate corporate communications and marketing professional with over 20 years experience in military, education,  technology, government, not-for-profit, association and infrastructure sectors. She loves to teach media relations, content strategy and writing and is a frequent speaker on digital communications and…

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