Vanessa Raponi


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Vanessa Raponi
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Product Development EIT at Spin Master
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Founder of EngiQueers Canada
Vanessa Raponi is a Product Development EIT on the Remote Control team at Spin Master - an international toy company founded in Toronto. Essentially, she brings complex toy design ideas to life. She graduated from McMaster University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Engineering and Management, which gave a unique business perspective to her technical accreditation. As a queer woman of colour, Vanessa has been a passionate advocate for intersectional diversity in STEM for many years, notably founding the national not-for-profit organization EngiQueers Canada. EQ now services 30 university LGBTQ+ engineering organizations in 9 provinces, and is run by students from coast-to-coast.