Nominated by: Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology SCWIST
After finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stockholm University in 2007, Christin Wiedemann started working in IT as a software developer, but soon discovered that she found software testing to be more interesting and challenging. Changing careers, she started working as a tester, and soon also test lead and trainer. In 2011, she joined PQA Testing in Vancouver as a test lead, and was promoted in 2013 to Regional Delivery Manager. In 2014, she assumed the role of Chief Scientist, using her scientific background to drive PQA’s research and method development. In 2015 she was promoted to Executive Vice President; a role focused on service delivery excellence. Christin is a passionate advocate for women in STEM, a passion she pursues through work and volunteering. In 2015 PQA sponsored the inaugural App Camp for Girls in Vancouver, and Christin acted as a mentor. PQA is also an industry member of the UBC led organization Inspiring Girls in Tech, and regularly puts on workshops for girls. Christin has been on the Board of Directors for SCWIST, the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, since 2015, and in June 2016 she took over as president for the organization.