The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Ottawa

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving Women in Tech stops in Ottawa, October 17, for a Community Conversation.

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By Raman Kang

Women in Tech World’s initiative, Driving WinTech, is cruising into the nation’s capital to have a conversation about women in the tech industry to find out what works, what doesn’t work and what needs improvement. This cross-country tour is stopping in Ottawa on Tuesday October 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss everything on your mind about the tech industry for women. This will help Driving WinTech collect data on the current state of women in the tech field in 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. This conversation will help identify what steps need to be taken for improvement in this field. It’s also a great chance to meet new people, be heard and talk to a panel of powerhouse women in tech, who are sure to inspire. The agenda is:

  • 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

These conversations are an important part of this movement. They will help us define Canadian women in tech, understand their experiences and identify best practices that work. This will lead to a national report exploring the barriers, challenges, successes and resources of Canadian women in tech.

Register for free now here.

The Driving WinTech tour rolls into Ottawa

Driving WinTech Event Announcements

Driving Women in Tech stops in Ottawa, October 17, for a Community Conversation

driving-wintech-events-series-community-conversation-ottawa

By Raman Kang

Women in Tech World’s initiative, Driving WinTech, is cruising into the nation’s capital to have a conversation about women in the tech industry to find out what works, what doesn’t work and what needs improvement. This cross-country tour is stopping in Ottawa on Tuesday October 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss everything on your mind about the tech industry for women. This will help Driving WinTech collect data on the current state of women in the tech field in 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. This conversation will help identify what steps need to be taken for improvement in this field. It’s also a great chance to meet new people, be heard and talk to a panel of powerhouse women in tech, who are sure to inspire. The agenda is:

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

These conversations are an important part of this movement. They will help us define Canadian women in tech, understand their experiences and identify best practices that work. This 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.