Listee Features — May 25, 2021


Karen Chalmers is a retired secondary educator and technology specialist celebrating almost 40 years of dedication to her students, school and profession. Fiercely driven and independent, Ms. Chalmers left home at the age of 18 to pursue higher education, earning a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Ottawa and going on to complete additional master’s-level coursework in the subject. She began teaching for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board in 1966, working with elementary-level students before settling at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, a state-of-the-art academy serving students in grades 9-12. Initially motivated by her love of working with children and her passion for helping others understand complex concepts, Ms. Chalmers taught primarily mathematics during her first

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Doris E. Chu, PMP, LBC, is an experienced project manager with a lean background and a focus on development and manufacturing logistics for digital devices. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ms. Chu attributes her success to her heritage and recalls the emphasis on education and the encouragement she received from her father, a lung surgeon, as a child. Her professional philosophy is that “no one can take knowledge away from you” and that thinking outside the box to find new solutions for problems is crucial. Ms. Chu initially came to the United States to attend Syracuse University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, and she continued her education at Arizona State University, completing a Master of Business Administration

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Yvonne Webb


Yvonne Marie Webb is a career financial executive and the former vice president of human resources compliance and enterprise risk management for Kaiser Permanente. A gifted student, Ms. Webb’s business aspirations were inspired by her father, a foreman for General Motors and a professional musician who she remembers “was always working two jobs.” His versatility and work ethic made an impression on the young Ms. Webb, who began working in the finance department of General Motors during her summer vacations as an accounting student at Bowling Green State University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1976 and continued her education at the University of Michigan, where she earned a Master of Business Administration in 1978. Ms. Webb

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