Inmar Givoni knows how important it is to have strong female role models.
When she was completing her PhD in computer science, there were few women leading the way in her industry.
Now at the top of her game as the director of machine learning for Kindred, an artificial intelligence company building robots, she spends countless hours mentoring students, speaking in panels and participating in events at U of T to ensure that the next generation of female tech whizzes have someone to look up to.
“I know there aren't a lot of women in the tech industry so I feel like this is one thing where I can make a slightly bigger difference,” she said.
Givoni is one of 95 volunteers honoured at this year’s Arbor Awards – a celebration of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have lent their time and talent to a diverse range of university activities.
Givoni said she’s inspired by the new generation of computer scientists with whom she gets to work.
“What I'm seeing is very strong, independent, passionate and confident young women,” she said. “They're aware of the issues, they are participating in efforts to make things better. They themselves do outreach in high school and so on.”
Congratulations and thank you, Inmar!
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