About Vanessa Shiu
Vanessa oversees the operations of the DMZ from HR to finance, the DMZ space to information system. Vanessa chairs the DMZ Diversity & Inclusion Committee and leads initiatives that support under-represented groups succeed in tech and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining the DMZ, Vanessa worked in social services and the non-profit sector. Vanessa managed employment programs that supported internationally trained immigrants and marginalized women with their workforce integration and career development. Vanessa has also led a public health pilot project to build awareness about Hepatitis B for newcomers. She brings experience in project and budget management, team building, as well as community & stakeholder engagement.
Vanessa graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Originally from Vancouver, Vanessa made the move to Toronto in 2014 in search of a new adventure!
Get to know Vanessa Shiu
Favourite travel destination?
What is a crazy, but true, fact about yourself?
I once almost made a loop around the world in 40 hours flying from London to Hong Kong to Vancouver.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Teleporting - I can travel whenever I want
What is your hometown?
What’s the best part about working at the DMZ?
The people. It's always inspiring to see the impact they are making in the world.