Representation and Why It Matters
You are invited to join us in this She’s Speaking Event to meet with our great guest speaker, Thusha Agampodi, and learn about what representation is and why it is important. Get to know our Speaker better: Thusha Agampodi is Director of Engineering at Aurora Solar. Prior to Aurora, she was Head of Engineering at Tread (1 year), and Engineering & site lead at Magnet Forensics’ Ottawa site (4 years), where she built a diverse, high-performing engineering team. Thusha has over a decade of technical and leadership experience at BlackBerry (13 years) leading high performing teams. Born in Sri Lanka, Thusha moved to Canada at age 14 and attended Ridgemont High School’s ESL program. She sponsors an award at her high school for graduating ESL student with the highest academic standing. Thusha has a Computer Systems Engineering degree from Carleton University and collaborates with universities and high schools to help improve diversity in STEM. She is a mentor and an advocate for women in tech. Thusha has two kids, 7 and 9, and is the co-founder of Friends in Knead, a charity event raising money for the Ottawa Food Bank. Register Here!