What you missed last week on the Driving WinTech tour

Driving WinTech Week in Review

In case you missed last week on the Driving WinTech tour

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By Marwa Ridha

After exploring la belle province of Quebec and immersing ourselves in all the wonders that Montreal and Quebec City have to offer, we visited the women of Le Camp and met with the chapter of Ladies Learning Code. The Driving WinTech tour then ventured into New Brunswick for more Community Conversations.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Conversation was held at Planet Hatch where we were joined by Panelists Natalia Stakhanova, Erin Flood, Lori Clair and moderator Cathy Simpson to discuss the challenges they’ve faced and the importance of courage for women in the tech space. They spoke about how valuable communication is and how women need to use their voice, no matter how challenging it might be. For women to succeed, they need to be courageous and not fear rejection. The panelists also urged women to support one another and “boost each other’s confidence.” A big thank you goes out to Planet Hatch for sponsoring our event and T4G for helping promote the event.

Saint John, New Brunswick

After our CBC St. John radio interview, we went to our Community Conversation at ConnexionWorks. Our moderator for the evening was also Cathy Simpson, who spoke to panelists Sharon Rathod, Project Manager at Mariner; Daniella DeGrace, CEO at ProcedureFlow; Rose Burley, Solution Designer at JD Irving. The women shared their stories about working in tech and advised women to take risks and not fear failure. Rose noted that failure builds confidence and character, leading to success. They all believe that women bring something special to the table. Danielle says that women bring balance, creativity and perspective to the workplace, and Sharon added that women are more emotionally intelligent. All in all it was an inspiring talk, filled with valuable lessons and insights into the experiences of women in the tech space. Thanks to Enterprise Saint John sponsoring the event.

Want to have your voice heard, but can’t get to a Community Conversation? You can still fill out our survey and help improve the future of all women in tech.

What you missed last week on the Driving WinTech tour

Driving WinTech Week in Review

In case you missed last week on the Driving WinTech tour

nb2

By Marwa Ridha

After exploring la belle province of Quebec and immersing ourselves in all the wonders that Montreal and Quebec City have to offer, we visited the women of Le Camp and met with the chapter of Ladies Learning Code. The Driving WinTech tour then ventured into New Brunswick for more Community Conversations.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Conversation was held at Planet Hatch where we were joined by Panelists Natalia Stakhanova, Erin Flood, Lori Clair and moderator Cathy Simpson to discuss the challenges they’ve faced and the importance of courage for women in the tech space. They spoke about how valuable communication is and how women need to use their voice, no matter how challenging it might be. For women to succeed, they need to be courageous and not fear rejection. The panelists also urged women to support one another and “boost each other’s confidence.” A big thank you goes out to Planet Hatch for sponsoring our event and T4G for helping promote the event.

Saint John, New Brunswick

After our CBC St. John radio interview, we went to our Community Conversation at ConnexionWorks. Our moderator for the evening was also Cathy Simpson, who spoke to panelists Sharon Rathod, Project Manager at Mariner; Daniella DeGrace, CEO at ProcedureFlow; Rose Burley, Solution Designer at JD Irving. The women shared their stories about working in tech and advised women to take risks and not fear failure. Rose noted that failure builds confidence and character, leading to success. They all believe that women bring something special to the table. Danielle says that women bring balance, creativity and perspective to the workplace, and Sharon added that women are more emotionally intelligent. All in all it was an inspiring talk, filled with valuable lessons and insights into the experiences of women in the tech space. Thanks to Enterprise Saint John sponsoring the event.

Want to have your voice heard, but can’t get to a Community Conversation? You can still fill out our survey and help improve the future of all women in tech.

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.