Aminka Belvitt was born in Wakefield, Jamaica, and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She is a former Canadian Parliamentary Member’s Assistant turned digital marketing consultant, innovator, advocate, mentor, and speaker. She studied Public Administration & Political Science at the University of Ottawa then Public Policy & Public Affairs at the School of Community Policy and Public Affairs Concordia University, followed by a Marketing Analytics, Campaigns & Engagement professional development certificate from Columbia Business School.
Her career started in Canadian politics and expanded into the not-for-profit sector working for organizations like The Heart & Stroke Foundation and Montreal Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies before entering the corporate area, in the field of Social Media Marketing.
In 2015 she entered the tech industry working for a local tech start-up in Montreal as the Marketing & Business Manager. In her role, she contributed to the duties of IT project management, ensuring the delivery project objectives and deadlines.
Having this opportunity to manage tech projects sparked her interest in advancing opportunities for women within the tech industry. This opportunity led her to create her tech start-up, Wofemtech, and A NEW REALITY: Tech Summit for Girls, also, to expand programs offered by her organization, The ForUsGirls Foundation.
As the Founder and CEO of Wofemtech Solutions, a virtual collective platform is empowering women and girls worldwide through the connectivity of learning and technology. This platform provides entrepreneurial and professional women tools & services to create their online courses, masterclasses, webinars, and video conferencing.
In 2018 she created A NEW REALITY: Tech Summit for Girls in partnership with SAP Next-Gen. The first edition, August 2018 and the second of May 2019. Since conception, the summit has impacted over 400 girls in NYC & New Jersey.
In everything she does, her work involves the advancement of women, especially underrepresented women. As the Founder and President of the ForUsGirls Foundation, she is a strong advocate for women’s and girls’ empowerment.
The ForUsGirls Foundation provides mentorship, leadership, and skill-based programs for marginalized girls in Canada, the United States & the Caribbean. Since 2015, the organization has impacted over 5,000 young women and girls.
Aminka has received recognition for her work by Emma Watson, Global News Montreal, The Independent, Vanity Fair International, MetoWe, BUILD Series NYC, Verizon, One Young World, and UN Women as a 2016-2017 Champion of Change Alumni with Empower Women. She serves as a One Young World Ambassador and Global Shaper with the World Economic Montreal hub, and an SAP Next-Gen recognized partner.
Currently, she provides consulting services to e-commerce businesses, tech start-ups, school boards, organizations of all sizes, both national and & international. She frequently speaks at events and panels on the themes of innovation & technology, entrepreneurship, diversity & inclusion, women’s empowerment, civic & political engagement, youth engagement & leadership.
An engaging workshop series introducing essential programming concepts such as user input, selection structure and loops. This series is a continuation of the Java coding series in Fall. Previous experience coding with Java is recommended.