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As recipient of a Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) 2020 Annual Leadership Award, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone to participate in WCT Celebrates: Sparks of Change 2021 event series

WATERLOO, ON | MARCH 2, 2021 — Profound Impact™ Corporation, a Canadian company providing a next-generation social engagement and interaction platform, is thrilled to announce its President and CEO, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, will be recognized as the recipient of the WCT 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship on March 11, 2021. 

The prestigious awards program recognizes women, men and organizations committed to gender diversity in Canada’s digital industries. In an effort to recognize recipients of the 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence Awards Gala after the cancellation of the Annual Awards Gala, WCT Celebrates: Sparks of Change 2021 will be hosted throughout the month of March to applaud honourees. 

For nearly 30 years, WCT has been a leader in advocating the benefits of gender equality in the workplace. WCT is Canada’s only national organization with chapters coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping a persistent focus on the under-representation of women in digital industries. The organization’s Leadership Excellence Awards are focused on celebrating the contributions and achievements of women and diversity champions that are helping to close the gender gap in the tech industry. 

As the recipient of the WCT 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence — Entrepreneur award, Sherry has been recognized for the significant contributions she has made to the spectrum of digital industries while also dedicating her work towards the advancement of women in STEM. 

Sherry has been involved in three successful start up ventures, including Cylink Corporation, Blackberry Certicom and TrustPoint Innovation. Most recently and in honour of her late husband, Scott A. Vanstone, Sherry founded Profound Impact Corporation in 2018. Profound Impact is a next-generation social engagement and interaction platform providing digital communities for universities and their alumni to engage, discover, and measure the impact that the institution and its stakeholders have on technology and the world. It also aims to build a sense of community for a global audience of affinity groups such as women in STEM and entrepreneurs. 

“I am honoured to be recognized alongside other industry trailblazers that continue to make material differences in the roles women possess and their influence in the digital economy,” said Sherry Shannon-Vanstone. “When embarking on every new venture, it has always been my goal to help women discover and advance in innovative industries.”

WCT Celebrates: Sparks of Change is a leadership excellence event series presented by Microsoft. Seven webinars throughout the month of March will provide a chance to meet and engage with the recipients of the WCT 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence Awards.

On March 11, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone will be featured on a panel titled, “Boldly Go Where Few Women Have Gone Before,” alongside Françoise Gagnon, CEO of ADGA Group Consultants Inc., and Sonia Brar, VP of Customer Operations Strategy and Design & Delivery at Bell. The discussion, moderated by Carole Santerre, VP of Network Reliability and Service Assurance at Shaw Communications, will be centered around paving the way for women to ascend in male-dominated industries within ICT/STEM. 

To register for WCT Celebrates: Sparks of Change, visit https://www.wct-fct.com/en/programs/leadership-excellence-awards

For more information about Profound Impact™ Corporation, please visit www.profoundimpact.com



Profound Impact™ connects great people to do great things by providing a unique and transformational digital community to measure the worldwide impact of an organization and by facilitating and accelerating connectivity to inspire collaborative solutions to difficult global problems.

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