In honour of International Women’s Day, a day that reinforces the importance of equality, we’re shining the spotlight on some of CBC’s women in digital and technology. In a field that traditionally was very male dominated, here are some amazing Canadians that we can all look to for inspiration.
Abby Ho, Head of the CBC Creator Network
The Creator Network is a collective of Canadian YouTube, social media, digital content creators who work with us to develop and amplify content across our verticals.
Best advice that I ever received? Think big, and fail fast. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, just do it quick and pivot.
Dominique Gagné, Director, Business Intelligence, Digital Media
Digital Media’s mission is to set up and constantly evolve innovative multiplatform products and services. In order to build digital business intelligence at Radio-Canada, we’ve brought together all the activities for which I’m responsible, including cybermetrics, accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO) and digital training, into one department. We’re seeking to develop a common digital culture across Radio-Canada’s various departments and we’re doing it by developing cross-functional expertise through centres of excellence.
What advice would you give members of the next generation who would like to follow in your footsteps? It’s sometimes hard to combine our various roles, at work and at home as a wife, mother or friend. You shouldn’t try to be perfect in every area of your life. I often say that we have to aim for an optimal outcome. In the word optimal, there’s an idea of context, it’s the best you can do a given time, in a specific situation, with the resources available. This concept often relieves just enough pressure to allow you to outdo yourself!