About Carla (she/her)

A kind, compassionate, open-minded person with the political savvy to figure out and navigate organizational culture

I'm an expert on women in STEM

I have a knack for:

  • Identifying a person’s and an organization’s values, goals, and priorities

  • Facilitating people and organizations finding a common ground

  • Helping my clients recognize their strengths and become more confident and effective in their careers

I bring 25 years of experience to the table. For example, I have:

  • Published research on gender and STEM in academic journals across a variety of disciplines

  • Taught courses on gender and entrepreneurship and gender and STEM at the University of Waterloo since 2012

  • Mentored women in fields ranging from molecular biology, to physics, to computer science and engineering

  • Helped 20+ organizations develop strategies for improving their culture for women, and all employees

  • Developed outreach programs about gender and STEM reaching people from 20 countries including stakeholders from industry, education, government, and research sectors

  • Presented keynote talks on women in STEM in Canada, Europe, and the US


My formal qualifications include:

I would be happy to answer your questions, set up an initial coaching call, or schedule a workshop or speaking event.