The Driving WinTech tour in Whitehorse

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving WinTech arrives in Whitehorse on September 13, on its mission to promote women in the tech industry

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By Marwa Ridha

Join us Wednesday September 13, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT for Driving WinTech, a community-based research tour that seeks to understand and promote women in Canada’s technology industry. This is a free event, sponsored by TechYukon.

Location: Coast High Country Inn in Conference Room A, 4051 4 Ave., Whitehorse, YT, Canada.

Our mission is to define women in tech, understand their experiences and the issues they face in Canada, and more specifically, in Whitehorse. We will identify the best practices for inclusion and promotion of women in the tech industry.

Get Involved!

Part of the program will include the Whitehorse Community Conversation. If you would like to participate, you will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire (about five minutes) and then take part in a Community Conversation that will take about 2.5 hours of your time.

Join the Conversation if you:

-Self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or recently left within the past five years)

-Are an ally or advocate of women in tech

-Are a stakeholder in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations or service providers)

What’s on the agenda?

5:30-6:00 p.m. – Networking

6:00-6:30 p.m. – Panel of Trailblazing Women in Tech

6:30-7:50 p.m. – Research Activities: Community Conversation

7:50-8:00 p.m. – Closing Questions + Next Steps

8:00-8:30 p.m. – Social Hour

It’s free! But make sure you register here soon, as space is limited.

The Driving WinTech tour in Whitehorse

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Join the Community Conversations in Whitehorse, Sept 13

driving-wintech-events-series-community-conversation-whitehorse

By Marwa Ridha

Join us Wednesday September 13, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT for Driving WinTech, a community-based research tour that seeks to understand and promote women in Canada’s technology industry. This is a free event, sponsored by TechYukon.

Location: Coast High Country Inn in Conference Room A, 4051 4 Ave., Whitehorse, YT, Canada.

Our mission is to define women in tech, understand their experiences and the issues they face in Canada, and more specifically, in Whitehorse. We will identify the best practices for inclusion and promotion of women in the tech industry.

Get Involved!

Part of the program will include the Whitehorse Community Conversation. If you would like to participate, you will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire (about five minutes) and then take part in a Community Conversation that will take about 2.5 hours of your time.

Join the Conversation if you:

 -Self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or recently left within the past five years)

-Are an ally or advocate of women in tech

-Are a stakeholder in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations or service providers)

What’s on the agenda?

 5:30-6:00 p.m. – Networking

6:00-6:30 p.m. – Panel of Trailblazing Women in Tech

6:30-7:50 p.m. – Research Activities: Community Conversation

7:50-8:00 p.m. – Closing Questions + Next Steps

8:00-8:30 p.m. – Social Hour

It’s free! But make sure you register here soon, as space is limited.

Everyone knows that we are living in an increasingly tech-enabled world. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the number of jobs that are now available in the tech industry. The problem is, while the Computer Science workforce has grown by 60% since 1991, the percentage of young women going into the industry has declined (Stats Canada 2011). This needs to change.