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Joan Weinman has over twenty years experience as an expert communications and media relations strategist in areas that include the corporate, government and political sectors. Currently a senior principle of The Melbourne Group, her focus is on media relations, public policy development, social marketing and public engagement. Currently authoring a book on Canada’s arctic, Joan honed her research, interviewing and writing skills first as a journalist, specializing in investigative news reporting, and later as editor of several newspapers. She has been on “both sides of the camera” and brings that expertise to the media training she currently provides to both the private and public sectors.

Giovanna Mingarelli is the Communications and Membership Liaison for Equal Voice National.  Prior to joining Equal Voice, Giovanna worked in New York City for the “simple, private file sharing” startup, Drop.io, and for CityTV Birmingham, United Kingdom, in the spheres of Social Media and Search Marketing.  She has worked in several federal government departments, including the Department of Finance (2007) and the Department of National Defense (2008) and in the press office of a former Canadian Prime Minister (2005-2006).  
 
Shiraz Ings is the National Treasurer for Equal Voice. She is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Shiraz has extensive experience in not-for-profits, as well as in the Banking, Software and Public sectors. Shiraz's previous volunteer experience includes the Ottawa Humane Society, where she served as a Board Member and as Treasurer. Any free time that Shiraz has is spent with her husband, her horses and dog.
 
Minh (Lulu) Luu is the Project Manager for Equal Voice National. She has just completed an Honours degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights with a minor in Political Science. Before joining Equal Voice National, she worked in Manila, Philippines as Co-Country Director for VOICE (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscious Empowerment) in issues related to stateless people, refugees, and vulnerable girls and women. She believes in equal access and working with Equal Voice is one way to ensure that will happen.

Mary Anne Carter is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science at Carleton University.  She founded the Equal Voice Chapter at Carleton in January, 2010.  This past year, Mary Anne completed an internship with the International Association of Women Judges in Washington D.C. where she conducted research on increasing the number of women judges at all levels.  She is a volunteer with EV, and continues to have both an academic and personal interest in bolstering the number of women in the legal and political fields.

Paroma Raychaudhuri is a third year Carleton University student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Honours Degree (specializing in voice), with minors in both French and Political Science. Paroma has been actively involved with the Carleton Academic Student Government [CASG] as of her freshmen year. Paroma was elected to be the acting Vice President Internal for the organization (2010). In the future, she hopes to continue to her passion for music, politics, and government.

 

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