The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Montréal

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving Women in Tech launches Community Conversation in Montréal on Oct. 18, 2017

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By Aileen Cham

Join Driving WinTech, an initiative of Women in Tech World, in Montréal for a Community Conversation! This is a free event on October 18, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00PM EDT, at Centech.

Driving WinTech’s Canadian series of research activities will result in a national report on the current state of Canadian women in the tech industry.

Our goal is to stimulate conversations that will help us better understand Canadian women in tech, hear their ideas and identify the best practices in creating more inclusive and diverse tech communities.

This event is for:

  • People who self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or recently left in the past 5 years)
  • Allies or advocates of women in tech
  • Stakeholders in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations, or service providers)  

Participants will fill out a brief questionnaire and take part in a 2.5 hour community conversation. This is a great opportunity for women to network, share their experiences, and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech. The Montreal panel includes:

  • Emma Williams (Moderator), Director of Maison Notman House.
    Learn more about Emma here.
  • Beatrice Couture, General Manager of InnoCité MTL.

Learn more about Beatrice here.

  • Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Biocolloids and Surfaces Associates in the University of McGill.
    Learn more about Nathalie here.
  • Soodeh Farokhi, Founder & Tech Lead at C2RO Robotics, and has her Ph.D. in cloud computing.
    Learn more about Soodeh here.

Agenda:

  • 5:30-6:00 pm – Networking
  • 6:00-6:30 pm – Panel of Trailblazing Women in Tech
  • 6:30-7:50 pm – Research Activities: Community Conversation
  • 7:50-8:00 pm – Closing Questions + Next Steps

Register for free here.

The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Montréal

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving Women in Tech launches Community Conversation in Montréal on Oct. 18, 2017

driving-wintech-events-series-community-conversation-montreal

By Aileen Cham

Join Driving WinTech, an initiative of Women in Tech World, in Montréal for a Community Conversation! This is a free event on October 18, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00PM EDT, at Centech.

Driving WinTech’s Canadian series of research activities will result in a national report on the current state of Canadian women in the tech industry.

Our goal is to stimulate conversations that will help us better understand Canadian women in tech, hear their ideas and identify the best practices in creating more inclusive and diverse tech communities.

This event is for:

  • People who self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or recently left in the past 5 years)
  • Allies or advocates of women in tech
  • Stakeholders in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations, or service providers)  

Participants will fill out a brief questionnaire and take part in a 2.5 hour community conversation. This is a great opportunity for women to network, share their experiences, and meet a panel of powerhouse women in tech. The Montreal panel includes:

  • Emma Williams (Moderator), Director of Maison Notman House.
    Learn more about Emma here.
  • Beatrice Couture, General Manager of InnoCité MTL.

Learn more about Beatrice here.

  • Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Biocolloids and Surfaces Associates in the University of McGill.
    Learn more about Nathalie here.
  • Soodeh Farokhi, Founder & Tech Lead at C2RO Robotics, and has her Ph.D. in cloud computing.
    Learn more about Soodeh here.

Agenda:

  • 5:30-6:00 pm – Networking
  • 6:00-6:30 pm – Panel of Trailblazing Women in Tech
  • 6:30-7:50 pm – Research Activities: Community Conversation
  • 7:50-8:00 pm – Closing Questions + Next Steps

Register for free 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.