Math alum wins Oktoberfest Woman of the Year award for STEM

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Dinah Davis
Since 1975, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has recognized the achievements of hundreds of local women with the K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Awards. In 2023, multiple University of Waterloo alumni and students were nominated as exceptional women in our community. Two alumni and two current students were among the award recipients.

The STEM award winner was alum Dinah Davis (MMath '04), who found a passion for computer science and security while studying to be a math teacher. This led her to change course and pursue a career in technology 20 years ago. In that time, she’s become an advocate for women in technology. In 2015, she founded, an online publication changing perceptions of women in technology.

Read about the other Waterloo winners in the article from Waterloo News.