We would like to thank this year’s community partners.



Demonware creates and provides the online services behind hugely popular video game franchises such as Call of Duty and Skylanders. We do matchmaking, microtransactions, and data analytics for almost half a billion users. Demonware has offices in Dublin, Ireland; Vancouver, Canada; and Shanghai, China, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.


Located in the heart of the city, Microsoft Vancouver is a state of the art facility for innovation, training and software development. Teams work on a variety of products, including MSN, Skype, OneNote, Gears of War, the NFL app and HoloLens. With a commitment to community and a passion for empowering every person and every organization to achieve more, Microsoft Vancouver is creating opportunities for youth and supporting initiatives that drive diversity in the industry.


The Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA) at the Beedie School of Business is proud to be sponsoring the Women in Tech Awards Ceremony.

MOT MBA at the Beedie School of Business is a unique program that has been designed to prepare high potential technology industry professionals to handle the business problems faced by their companies. With part-time classes and a small collegial cohort you can continue your career while you study.

If you’d like to learn more about the program and how it can take your technology career to the next level get in touch with us today.



iQmetrix makes software solutions for retailers. Our motto is to Create Great Experiences. When we are not doing that for our clients we are focused on our people and community.

Our Females in Technology committee was formed in 2014, and has since created and given out 3 scholarships to support post-secondary education for women in technology. ‘FIT’ soon spread to all our development offices and many members have worked closely with Ladies Learning Code – a non-profit, in their respective cities.


Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between. Shopify offers a professional online storefront, a payment solution to accept credit cards, and the Shopify POS application to power retail sales.


For more than 20 years, BC Tech (formerly the BCTIA) has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together. They are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories, and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep the industry thriving.


The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia is the licensing and regulatory body responsible for BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists.


Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Canada, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Its practice includes every sector of business, industry and government.



Vancouverscape is an award-winning luxury travel, tech and lifestyle magazine for Canada and beyond, providing readers with a regular dose of local experiences and getaway adventures.

From must-have tech gadgets to beautiful places to explore, Vancouverscape delivers a variety of content to engage a global audience.


Y57 is an alternative media broadcast airing stories for socially-engaged and musically-inclined young adults. We are a community platform for their artistry and issues.


Animagic is an animation and motion graphics studio. We are a physical and digital space for collaboration between world class creative talent and cutting edge technology. Together with our clients we create memorable animated stories and experiences that will impact people’s values, feelings and heart.


VIVA is for quintessential travelers, foodies, leisure seekers and culture hunters from around the world. Founded in 2016 in Vancouver, Canada VIVA Lifestyle and Travel is the fastest growing digital media company for Millennials in the world. We work with hundreds of Contributing Writers, Videographers and Photographers around the world who seek out and curate insider experiences for the quintessential Millennial Traveller.

daily hive

Daily Hive is a leading digital publication with a hyper-local focus, dedicated to connecting you to your city.


SheEO is a global initiative to build an innovative new model to finance, support and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Their signature initiative, Radical Generosity, calls upon 1000 women per city to commit $1,000 to provide low interest loans to 10 women-led ventures that are selected by the 1000 women.


Elevator provides tailored strategy and consulting to startups looking to take their project or company to the next level. Our team of consultants work as a team to support entrepreneurs with pitch and presentation coaching, investor prep, design services, and fundraising assistance.


UBC Computer Science is one of the top computer science departments in Canada, known for excellence in both research and teaching.


HackerNest is a non-profit organization and movement that builds local tech communities around the world. We believe they are the cornerstones of economic development: we want more people to get into tech so they can afford to live healthier and happier.


At HackerYou, we’re on a mission to offer the best learning experiences for people who want to learn coding, design or other digital skills. Our recipe is a combination of hands-on, project based learning from industry-leading professionals. Our courses feature small classes and a 10:1 ratio of students to instructors, hosted at our custom-designed 12,000 square foot learning centre in downtown Toronto. With both full-time and part-time courses, we’re confident that HackerYou can fit into your life.