Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. NST

Please join us for the next Virtual Coffee with CWOIL event featuring:








Niru Somayajula, President & CEO at Sensor Technology Ltd (

President & CEO of Sensor Technology Ltd., Niru Somayajula is a passionate supporter of Blue Economy growth, while seeking to become a world leader in acoustic tools and systems. Her company ethos, “What you send out comes back”, demonstrates a desire to become better global citizens. Niru actively adopts this philosophy to both company and career.

Niru has taken on the family legacy and remolded it. As a second-generation owner she has been ambitiously expanding the business, recently adding a second location in Atlantic Canada. Outside of work she likes to ride the waves as a paddleboarder, musician and photographer. She avidly supports others as a mentor, charitable board member and a mother of two. Her favourite atelier is a toss up between the kitchen, her gravel bike, or the locally owned café.

Coffee with CWOIL

You are invited to spend an hour with us. Sit down, grab a coffee, lunch or a beverage of choice and join us to hear CWOIL partner, Niru Somayajula’s exciting new announcement.

Did you know? Research shows that gender diversity and a culture founded on inclusion and belonging are proven multipliers to corporate performance, profitability and economic growth. Only 16% of all Canadian businesses are owned or led by women  According to research from McKinsey, “Canada can add $150 billion in incremental GDP by 2026 by advancing women’s economic empowerment”.

OceansAdvance and its 46 local, regional, national and international partners aim to change that.

Coffee with CWOIL is just one of the many initiatives the Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) initiative will be implementing as we work towards the development of a program which will see an increase in the number of women actively working in the oceans sector around the globe. Whether its trades, technical, research or entrepreneurial based, we need to attract and retain women to stay in this industry of highly skilled, well paid professionals.

Over the coming months, we will feature an array of international females as they tell us who they are, where they started, where they are and how they got here.