FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 3, 2017


Women in Tech Week


Of Vancouver

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    Breakfast Kickoff: Bringing out the Big Guns

    This interactive and collaborative breakfast discussion will kick off Women in Tech Week by bringing together community partners to discuss practical steps to increasing diversity in tech.

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    Incubating the Next Techstars

    This event will be an opportunity for the next generation of young females to get real and candid advice from industry professionals. We want to help our next generation of tech enthusiasts be set up for success. We are hosting this event in a world cafe style, high school students will be able to talk to product managers, software engineers, sales and marketing professionals, and more!

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    WWT: Women, Wine & Tech @ iQmetrix

    Come break up the work week and join us for an early evening of women, wine and tech! iQmetrix' award winning office is not only a great place to gather, but a great place to network with other Women in Leadership. Come enjoy some light snacks, wine and great conversation from some of today's leading ladies in Vancouver's Tech and Business community. Hope to see you there!

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    Taking Charge of Tech: Tech Summit

    It's time to take charge - step up and own your accomplishments. Attend this year's Tech Summit to help foster a dialogue within the tech community. The Summit will help to create awareness to what the tech community still needs to work on, by inviting open and all-encompassing conversations about the female experience in the World of Tech. With a plethora of speakers, we will talk about combatting imposter syndrome, building confidence, and empowering women in the tech industry. Featuring Brittany Whitmore as MC

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    Women in Tech Awards Soiree: Celebrating Our Women

    Join us in recognizing female talent that are making waves in the tech industry! Our Awards Soiree, sponsored by Management of Technology MBA at the Beedie School of Business, will celebrate the inspiring women who have made great contributions and achievements in the Vancouver tech community. Enjoy some light snacks, wine, and great conversation! Nominations guidelines are available here.

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    The 3 Pillars of Success in Male-Dominated Industries

    In a society that discounts women’s voices, it can feel like your career is controlled by everybody but you. Changing the systemic biases of society and the working world is a critical mission, but for ambitious, career-minded women, that change just isn’t coming fast enough. This talk covers the foundational three pillars of success and survival in male-dominated industries that will empower you to push your ambition as far as possible as you wait (im)patiently for society to catch up.

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    Vantec Women's Pitch Night

    Elevator is partnering with Women in Tech to put on Vantec Women's Pitch Night on March 3rd, as part of Women in Tech Week 2017. This pitch event provides a space for female entrepreneurs to present and practice their 90s pitch in a comfortable environment. Industry experts provide feedback to help them improve, and the audience votes on their top three pitches. The three companies who receive the most audience votes may receive a 90s preview spot at an upcoming Vantec Angel Network Meeting. Our aim is to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the tech startup community; we invite all those in the community to participate as audience members.

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    Catch the Bug: A workshop for girls in grade 10-12

    The UBC Computer Science Department is happy to announce a new workshop for girls, grades 10-12, that dives into the world of computer software, website, and mobile application testing. Join PQA's co-CEO and Chief Scientist, Christin Wiedemann, for a day of fun and challenging activities on 'catching the bug' and hear Christin and her colleagues talk about careers in the technology field. The workshop is delivered in partnership with PQA Testing, one of the leading software testing companies in Canada, and hosted by ACL, experts in data analytics and extraction products.

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    iDance: Women In Tech Girl Power Cardio

    An energetic cardio dance session bringing together women in tech. Let's get those hearts racing to empowering tunes by female pop culture icons Beyonce, Spice Girls, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Janet, Madonna and more! This is an all levels dance class. Bring business cards and meet ambitious women in tech, women looking to get into tech, students and total tech-newbies! Fast paced fun guaranteed. All proceeds go to scholarships for young women taking courses in tech.