Ray Sharma

Founder & Chairman

Ray is Founder and Executive Managing Partner of EVP and has an international reputation as a thought leader in the evolution of the application economy. Ray has relationship capital with technology, investor, and government leaders, built upon an unmatched track record in Canada for technology M&A and financing experience. Previously Ray spent over 10 years in wireless technology investment banking research. During that period, Ray was the top-ranked wireless technology analyst based on Greenwich and Brendan Woods International surveys of fund managers for 5 of 8 eligible years. Ray is an advisor to the Treasury Board of Canada, sits on the National Council, CD Howe Institute, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Lucy Ho

Founder & Managing Director

Lucy graduated from the University of Waterloo where she studied business. She began her career at a successful Waterloo startup, where she facilitated the operations and management of people and culture. She now supports the growth of Toronto’s latest early stage start ups. She manages the operations and services at Extreme Accelerator, a co-working and accelerator program. She believes that with the right exposure and opportunity, girls will be empowered to eliminate the industry’s gender gap.

Valerie Li

Outreach & Communications

Valerie completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Ryerson University. She started her career in the corporate world joining one of the largest accounting firms. She later transitioned into financial planning where she focused on managing client relationships and business building. Valerie believes Hackergal has to ability to introduce and enable young girls in the current male dominated tech industry. She envisions an exciting change which will create continuous opportunities for women in the tech industry.

Cassie Myers

Social Media Coordinator

Cassie is a student at the University of Waterloo, pursuing a degree in Business and Conflict studies. Cassie has always had an interest in technology, with her first co-op placement in a technical support role, she quickly realized the gender imbalance in the industry. Today, she is finishing up her final year at Waterloo in the Greenhouse social impact incubator, focusing on violence against women. Cassie believes programs and opportunities like Hackergal empower girls to see their unlimited potential in the technology industry.

Erin Carmody

Program Coordinator

Erin Carmody is a consultant with experience in educational organizations for over 8 years. She has completed a degree in Plant Biology and Psychology at Ohio Wesleyan University; as well as an Honours degree from York University in Environmental Science, Urban Planning and Design where she became passionate for the world of tech and social entrepreneurship. She hopes that Hackergal inspires girls to pursuit a future in the exciting world of tech and create positive change in the world.

Founding Volunteers

Kevin Liu

Designer

Dan Lichty

Code Master

Rohan Joseph

Teaching Assistant