Celebrate Women in Tech Week this February

Jan 27 2017, 7:09 pm

When we think tech, we should never forget the women who make it happen.

For the second year in a row, the Women in Leadership Foundation is putting together Women in Tech Week (WinTech) to celebrate the women working in the tech field.

From February 27 to March 3, WinTech is hosting a number of events to push boundaries in the tech industry. Local tech communities will come together to provide professional development, education, and mentorship for women in tech, as well as encourage young women to consider science and technology careers.

Bringing out the big guns

When: February 27, 7:30 to 9 am

WinTech will start off with a breakfast that’s dedicated to one thing: diversity. During the kick off breakfast, women will be able to explore what people and the industry can do to increase diversity in the workplace. They will also talk about how the tech industry can use the best people and tools to build a strong community.

Incubating the next stars

When: February 28, 12:30 pm

High school students and teachers will get advice from tech leaders at a cafe-style event. Students will get to talk to product managers and software engineers, as well as sales and marketing professionals about their experience – receiving truly candid answers.

Taking charge of tech summit

When: March 1, 3 to 9 pm

This year’s tech summit is all about creating dialogue in the tech world. The summit’s open conversations about women in the world of tech is meant to create awareness of what the tech community still needs to work on.  The women at the event will hear from speakers talking about how to combat the imposter syndrome, build confidence, and empower other women in tech. Speakers for this event include ALC CEO Laurie Schultz, Connor Beaton of Mantalks, and Diane Najm of PhotoPad.

Awards Soiree, sponsored by Managment of Technology MBA at the SFU Beedie School of Business

When: March 2, 6:30 to 8 pm

The end of WinTech is an opportunity to really celebrate the women making waves in the tech industry. The Awards Soiree will celebrate these women with cocktails, light snacks, and conversation – as well as awards and scholarships for the winners.

Of course, these aren’t the only events happening at this year’s WinTech. There will also be satellite events held throughout Canada, including networking sessions and panel discussions sponsored by Shopify, iQmetrix and BC Tech Association.

You can register for events individually, or you can register for a week pass which will get you into all WinTech events. Until February 15, you can get the week pass for only $149, so you’ll want to make sure you register early.

For more information on WinTech, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure you use #WinTech when you’re posting about the event on social media.

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Women in Tech Week

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