Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

President and CEO at Profound Impact Corporation

Bio Info

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone is a cryptographer, mathematician and entrepreneur involved with many start-ups that have been sold to large companies. With a security and tech background, she is not only a female reference for business but also for science. Throughout her career, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of STEM, business and philanthropy as well as a cryptologic mathematician with the US Government. She holds a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee.

As a tribute to her late husband, Scott A. Vanstone, Sherry founded Profound Impact in 2018, a next-generation social engagement and interaction platform that aims to build a sense of community for a global audience of affinity groups such as women in STEM and entrepreneurs. Profound Impact Corporation is used by universities and their alumni to engage, discover and measure the impact that the institution and its community have on technology and the world.

Sherry has made a major contribution to the advancement of all women in the science research and technology industry. If you book her, she will encourage female leaders to contribute and start playing a more active role in the digital economy not to mention individuals who have the courage to go it alone, as a start-up or a woman-led business. Book Sherry now!


Sherry Shannon-Vanstone speaks at Inspiring Future Women in Science

Though she grew up in a time when few women were encouraged to study science and mathematics, Sherry has thrived as a mathematician, inventor, entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist. She shared her perspectives on being a woman in a male-dominated industry while speaking to 230 students at Perimeter Institute's Inspiring Future Women in Science day in March 2017.

Your Region This Week - Local Female Entrepreneur Receives 2020 WCT Award

Local female entrepreneur and CEO Sherry Shannon-Vanstone of Profound Impact Corporation is the recipient of the 2020 WCT Award for entrepreneurship. We spoke with Sherry about her award and what the future holds for her corporation.

Spring Convocation - Sherry Shannon-Vanstone - June 17, 2019

Sherry Shannon-Vanstone is Co-Founder, ex-President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of TrustPoint Innovation Technologies. The Waterloo-based Internet of Things security company was acquired by ETAS Canada in 2017. Shannon-Vanstone currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics’ Emmy Noether Council, which promotes girls and women in physics and mathematics.

Previous Interviews

Startup Canada Podcast

Startup Canada Podcast

Empowering Women in STEM with Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

Canada’s Podcast

Canada’s Podcast

Starting a Company to Influence Culture - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

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