Andrea Chan, Founder
Hailing from Hong Kong, Andrea has worked a decade in male-dominated industries, including logistics and technology. She thinks a lot about what it takes to improve the world one action at a time, and created this group as a way to foster critical discussion and share perspectives.
Jesse David, Organizer
Jesse is a former teacher turned web developer. She’s taught and travelled in Australia, Taiwan and England. After returning from Taiwan, she decide to give Web Development a shot, and has been enjoying the learning process. She volunteered in a girl’s home earlier this year in a small town in SriLanka for two months. She’s excited about helping grow the Bridge Builder community and finding ways to engage everyone in the conversations about equity.
Joanna Carson, Organizer
Since graduating from a Dual Bachelor in Business and Journalism, with a major in Public Relations, in Australia, Joanna spent much of her career in London and New York. With eight years of experience in not-for-profit communications, Joanna was Campaign Manager to the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week and produced the social media strategy for a US charity during the 2016 Presidential Election. Now in Toronto for the long haul, she is passionate about integrating her background in social justice with the tech environment she works in. Joanna is all about public education, community and the art of conversation. And cutting the bullshit.
Lisa Wagner, Organizer
Lisa recently moved from Germany to Canada, she loves exploring new places and meeting new people. This curiosity makes her learn new things constantly, right now it’s web development. She has a degree in interdisciplinary studies (sociology, business, economics & law), and her work-self is a passionate product manager. Challenging the status quo is part of the job, and it does not only apply to software.
Stefan Kollenberg, Organizer
Having spent his entire career as a marketer in early stage startups, Stefan witnessed and experienced the “bro culture” in tech. After seeing the effect it had on him and his colleagues, he decided to leave his job to solve this problem by co-founding Crescendo, a tool that delivers personalized diversity & inclusion training inside of Slack.