Heather Payne2017-10-04T21:21:07+00:00

Heather Payne

Computer Coding Creator

“Be extremely ambitious. People should learn to create — not just consume — things on the web. Even if you never actually launch a website, knowing that you can is empowering.”

Career Highlights
  • Founder of HackerYou, Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code, all Canadian-based programs with the goal of putting women front and center in shaping technology’s future
  • One of Canada’s “100 Most Powerful Women”
  • Works to ensure that women are increasingly represented ‘behind the scenes’ in the creation process by taking tech-hungry learners from newbie coders to fluent mobile and web programmers
  • In childhood and adolescence, she squeezed the most out of every opportunity to learn from the people around her

STEM Gems Club

Is a career as a Computer Coding Creator in your future? Are you fascinated with website and app development? Would you love to create your own website or app? STEM Gem Heather Payne loves to code because it allows her the opportunity to shape the future of our country, society, and the technology we use everyday. Consider watching one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.