The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Waterloo

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving Women in Tech visits Waterloo for Community Conversations, Oct. 5

driving-wintech-Waterloo
Waterloo

By Raman Kang

Women in Tech World is proud to present Driving Women in Tech, an initiative to get communities talking about the state of women in the tech industry. Driving across Canada, Driving WinTech sets out to help diversify this industry and encourage more women to be a part of it. This stop: Waterloo, Ontario.

Join Driving WinTech in Waterloo to have a Community Conversation about women in the tech world. Sponsored by Velocity, this event takes place on Thursday October 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Velocity Start, University of Waterloo.

If you want a chance to contribute, network and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech, then you’ll want to take part in this free event. This is a research activity for anyone who self-identifies as a woman working in the tech industry, either currently or within the past five years. Allies or advocates of women in tech and others invested in the tech industry such as non-profits, government, schools, etc., are also more than welcome to join in!

In this study, participants will fill out a short questionnaire, then join in a two-hour Community Conversation. These conversations will help us define who Canadian women in tech are, understand their experiences and identify best practices to improve those experiences.

The agenda will be:

  • 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

Through this initiative, Women in Tech World aims to gather data, which will lead to a national report exploring the barriers, challenges, successes and resources of Canadian women in tech.

Register for free now here.

Community Conversation: Waterloo

The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Waterloo

Driving Women in Tech visits Waterloo for Community Conversations, Oct. 5

driving-wintech-Waterloo
Waterloo

By Raman Kang

Women in Tech World is proud to present Driving Women in Tech, an initiative to get communities talking about the state of women in the tech industry. Driving across Canada, Driving WinTech sets out to help diversify this industry and encourage more women to be a part of it. This stop: Waterloo, Ontario.

Join Driving WinTech in Waterloo to have a Community Conversation about women in the tech world. Sponsored by Velocity, this event takes place on Thursday October 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Velocity Start, University of Waterloo.

If you want a chance to contribute, network and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech, then you’ll want to take part in this free event. This is a research activity for anyone who self-identifies as a woman working in the tech industry, either currently or within the past five years. Allies or advocates of women in tech and others invested in the tech industry such as non-profits, government, schools, etc., are also more than welcome to join in!

In this study, participants will fill out a short questionnaire, then join in a two-hour Community Conversation. These conversations will help us define who Canadian women in tech are, understand their experiences and identify best practices to improve those experiences.

The agenda will be:

  • 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

Through this initiative, Women in Tech World aims to gather data, which will lead to a national report exploring the barriers, challenges, successes and resources of Canadian women in tech.

Register for free now here.

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.