Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Virtual Event
Women in Manufacturing 2024
March 6, 2024 at 1:00pm ET

Panel discussion – Inspiring inclusion

Moderator: Nithya Caleb, Editor, Food in Canada and PrintAction

  • Hang Tran, Innovation Technical Product Manager, ATS Corporation
  • Sarab Hans, President, Hans Dairy
  • Anne-Marie Pham, CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
A panel of accomplished women leaders and diversity and inclusion experts will convene to explore strategies for fostering inclusion in manufacturing. The discussion will delve into practical approaches, success stories and challenges. Panellists will discuss strategies and effective workplace policies such as mentorship programs, leadership development initiatives and creating a supportive ecosystem throughout.


Nithya Caleb

Nithya Caleb is the editor of Food in Canada and PrintAction, B2B media brands under Annex Business Media.



Hang Tran

Hang Tran graduated from University of Guelph’s Engineering Systems & Computing program and has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Waterloo. She has worked at ATS Corporation for 18 years in the automation Industry. For the first eight years, she was doing controls and systems engineering, then transitioned into leadership roles as a senior project manager. For the last two years, Hang has been leading a team of designers in developing new automation innovations as technical product manager. Hang is also active member of the ATS Professional Women’s Network including their successful Mentorship Program, which pairs people across their global organization.

Sarab Hans

Sarab Hans is the president of Hans Dairy, a family-owned business specializing in making South Asian dairy products. Since joining the family business, Sarab has been in charge of developing and manufacturing ethnic dairy products that provide a taste of home. Their current product lines are available in all the major grocery stores in Ontario. Prior to Hans Dairy, Sarab worked in the investment banking sector in New York, Tokyo and Amsterdam. She has a bachelor’s degree in political Science from University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. in finance and strategy from McGill University.


Anne-Marie Pham
Anne-Marie Pham has worked with diverse communities and workplaces for over 25 years. She has a deep understanding of issues and opportunities related to diversity and inclusion, and specializes in mobilizing, educating and sharing the latest research and promising practices on equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Anne-Marie brings a unique set of skills and perspectives having worked as a diversity and inclusion lead for Spectra Energy and the City of Calgary, and as a trainer and facilitator for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Anne-Marie has a master’s degree in public administration (MPA), a BA in Sociology and a senior HR Professional certification with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (Tool).