Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Audience:Alumni, Current Students
Contact:Rachel Deneault,


In this Industry Talk, you will hear from Pooja Suresh (Director, Research and Innovation, Gastops) and Lorraine Ben (Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada) about Gastops and Lockheed Martin Canada’s equity, diversity and inclusion commitments. Whether you’re a first year student, graduating this spring, or just starting your career, learning about a potential future employer’s equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments to its employees is a valuable opportunity and will help you make an informed decision about your career.

Who is this for? Women students in a Carleton University Bachelor, Master’s or Doctoral program, of: engineering, IT, applied science, computer science, mathematics, or physics. Current Carleton University women students interested in engineering and IT. Also, Carleton University alumnae who have graduated from a STEM program in the past three years.

BONUS: The first 75 women students to register for this talk AND attend the full talk will receive a $25 UberEats gift card.

As this is a Zoom webinar, attendees will have the ability to type in the chat and ask questions through the Q&A button. Attendees will not be seen on-screen.

About the Companies

Gastops designs, manufactures and supports advanced equipment health sensing and analysis products, including on-line oil debris sensors, torque measurement sensors, turbine blade health sensors, and at-line wear debris analyzers. They offer a wide range of specialized technical and engineering services to assist in the development of equipment control and monitoring systems, and maintenance of mission-critical assets.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


Pooja Suresh, Director, Research and Innovation, Gastops

Pooja Suresh is the Director of Research & Innovation at Gastops in Ottawa. In her current role, she manages the Research department and leads her team on technology advancement programs that serve the long term vision and strategic interests of the business in the aerospace, defense and energy markets. She first started working at Gastops over ten years ago. Her diverse career includes experience in environmental policy for aviation and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton and a masters in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, she has spearheaded programs at Gastops and contributes to several initiatives with the goal of building a network of allies and advancing diversity in leadership in the defense and technology sectors in Ottawa. She is a Women in Engineering ambassador at Carleton and actively volunteers for STEM outreach programs.


Lorraine Ben, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada

Lorraine Ben was appointed Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Canada in June 2019, becoming Lockheed Martin’s first female to take the helm of a Chief Executive role internationally. In 2021, Lorraine’s portfolio expanded to include Latin America, as the Regional Vice President. Lorraine is passionate about women in leadership and has made a commitment to help broaden Lockheed Martin Canada’s diversity and inclusion, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table. Lorraine is Executive Co-chair for Lockheed Martin’s Women Impact Network that provides a spectrum of thoughtful and relevant programs to employees across the organization through intersectional advocacy, professional development and active allyship. She is also an Executive Inclusion Council Member, serving to reinforce diversity and inclusion strategies as imperative business drivers.





Thank You

This event would not be possible without the support of Gastops and Lockheed Martin.