The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Kelowna

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Driving Women in Tech brings its Community Conversation to Kelowna on September 7

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By Nancy Baye

Join Driving WinTech in Kelowna for a Community Conversation, taking place on Thursday September 7, 2017. Time and location: 5:30 p.m. at the Okanagan coLab.

Women in Tech World’s initiative, Driving WinTech, is a cross-country journey collecting data on the current state of women in tech across Canada.

This free event is a research activity for:

  • Those who self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or left within the past five years)
  • Allies or advocates of women in tech
  • Others invested in the tech industry: non-profits, government, schools, etc.

Participants will fill out a short questionnaire, then join in a two-hour community conversation. It’s a great chance to network, contribute and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech:

  • Janice Taylor, CEO at Mazu
  • Barbara Marcolin, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Academic Lead for  Undergraduate Curriculum at UBC Okanagan
  • Jocelyn Smith, with Uxperts
  • Moderator Rebecca Warden, Producer at Disney Interactive, will keep the agenda on track

Agenda:

  • 5:30-6:00 p.m. – Networking
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. – Panel of 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

These conversations will help us define Canadian women in tech, understand their experiences and identify best practices. This will lead to a national report exploring the barriers, challenges, successes and resources of Canadian women in tech.

To attend and join the conversation, please register here. Space is limited, so you’ll want to reserve your spot as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!

Driving WinTech Community Conversation

The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Kelowna


Driving Women in Tech brings its Community Conversation to Kelowna on September 7

driving-wintech-events-series-community-conversation-kelowna
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By Nancy Baye

Join Driving WinTech in Kelowna for a Community Conversation, taking place on Thursday September 7, 2017. Time and location: 5:30 p.m. at the Okanagan coLab.

Women in Tech World’s initiative, Driving WinTech, is a cross-country journey collecting data on the current state of women in tech across Canada.

This free event is a research activity for:

-Those who self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or left within the past five years)

-Allies or advocates of women in tech

-Others invested in the tech industry: non-profits, government, schools, etc.

Participants will fill out a short questionnaire, then join in a two-hour community conversation. It’s a great chance to network, contribute and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech:

  • Janice Taylor, CEO at Mazu
  • Barbara Marcolin, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Academic Lead for Undergraduate Curriculum at UBC Okanagan
  • Jocelyn Smith, with Uxperts
  • Moderator Rebecca Warden, Producer at Disney Interactive, will keep the agenda on track:

5:30-6:00 p.m. – Networking
6:00-6:30 p.m. – Panel of 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

These conversations will help us define Canadian women in tech, understand their experiences and identify best practices. This will lead to a national report exploring the barriers, challenges, successes and resources of Canadian women in tech.

To attend and join the conversation, please register here. Space is limited, so you’ll want to reserve your spot as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!

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.