The Power of Writing Your Own Story to Connect and Lead
  • 4:30 - 5:30 PM EST
  • The Power of Writing Your Own Story as an Individual to Connect and Lead 

    ChIPs Eastern Canada invites you to an engaging event to explore the power of writing your own story as an individual to connect and lead as a woman in the Canadian IP sector.

    Join us on for a virtual meet-up as Eastern Canada Chapter Co-Chairs Daphne Lainson of Smart & Biggar and Beverley Moore of BLG host an interactive workshop led by committee member, Sheema Khan of Kinaxis, featuring a short presentation and facilitated break-out groups. Prior to the event, we encourage you to watch Sheema’s TEDxKanata talk from 2016, which was the inspiration for this event today: “Breaking Barriers – Write your own story.”

    This event provides a great opportunity to connect with other members of ChIPs. We will begin with opening remarks by Sheema followed by small, moderated breakout groups with fellow attendees.  Everyone will rejoin the main group once afterwards to share highlights.

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022 | 4:30 –  5:30 PM ET

    To sign up for the event, please register here 

    This event will provide ChIPs members with an opportunity to connect and learn about themselves.


    Sheema Khan Patent Agent, Kinaxis

    Sheema Khan is a Patent Agent, currently working at Kinaxis and previously at Stratford Managers Corporation. She holds a B.Sc in Chemistry from McGill, and both an A.M. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics both from Harvard. She conducted post-doctoral research at MIT and McGill, before joining a start-up pharmaceutical company, where she was the inventor on a number of patents. She is also a published author (Of Hockey and Hijab, 2009), contributor to the Globe and Mail newspaper on issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims, and a TEDx speaker. Over the past 20 years, she has drafted patents in many fields, such as pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, business methods, and now AI and machine learning applications. In addition, she is heavily involved in IP strategy.