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Fox-Lawson named to Inspiring Fifty Canada 2018 - Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Roberta J. Fox and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Roberta J. Fox-Lawson, Chair and Chief Innovation Officer for FOX GROUP Technology and Founding and Interim CEO and CTO for Canada Suicide Prevention Service was recently selected to be a member of the Inspiring Fifty for Canada 2018 on May 7th, 2018 in Ottawa.

About the Award

The Inspiring Fifty project has been successfully launched in several countries around the world, and aims to generate more diversity in the tech and innovation fields by annually identifying and celebrating the 50 most inspiring women in these sectors, and provide them with a platform to increase their visibility.

The event was started with an introduction by co-creator Janneke Niessen of the Netherlands. The event sponsors included the Henk van der Zwan, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Canada, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Honourable Senator Marilou McPhedran.

They spoke about the benefits and contributions that women in science, technology, engineering and math can make to Canada and rest of the world.

"It was an honour to be in the company of so many creative, intelligent STEM role models, and inspires me to continue to encourage more young women to consider STEM sector for their future", said Roberta J. Fox-Lawson during an interview following the event.

About Crisis Services Canada and Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Canada Suicide Prevention Services, a division of Crisis Services Canada Inc., evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN), a pan-national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention services that has been engaging members since 2002 in multiple sites across the country.

In recent years, the network has formalized its organizational structure with a focus on strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring that nation-wide gaps in service are addressed. In 2017, the organization incorporated under the name Crisis Services Canada (CSC) and launched the Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) to provide voice, text and chat suicide prevention and support to the people of Canada.

Contact: Roberta Fox, Founding & Interim CEO & CTO, 289.648.1981

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