Arylene Reycraft is the Executive Director for Techsploration, an award-winning, Nova Scotia-based non-profit focused on encouraging young women in Grades 9 through 12 to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Arylene was previously the Program and Fund Development Manager for Techsploration. Prior to joining Techsploration, Arylene taught customized management training at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). She had initially joined Techsploration as a 3-month secondment from NSCC, but her passion for the organization and her ability to transfer her enthusiasm to others made her a permanent fixture and an essential component to the growing organization. Arylene attributes many of her own leadership learnings to the guidance she received from her role model and mentor, Ruth Goldbloom. According to Arylene, Ruth had an impressive grasp of reality and priorities, something Arylene also strives for as a leader. In 2016, Arylene was also one of six leaders chosen to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program’s (IVLP) Women in STEM Conference, which took place in Washington, Orlando, and Cincinnati.
Executive Director, Techsploration