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4
Nov

Diversity as inclusiveness not as a vague buzz word

The need for diversity is clear and fewer and fewer individuals and organizations openly dismiss diversity even when deep down they may not understand it; they may even disagree with. What we hear instead is the case in favour of meritocracy or the flaws of a quota system and the negative impact that forcing diversity has on those who are

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29
Sep

A Critical Issue For The Technology Sector: Not Enough Women Are Being Attracted To The Field

You would think that with the increasing role of technology in our lives, the number of women working in the technology field would increase. Unfortunately this is not the case, as Fortune magazine noted, “In 2013, only 26% of computing professionals were female — down considerably from 35% in 1990 and virtually the same as in 1960”. Statistics Canada reported in 2017

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29
Sep

Anita Hill’s Keynote at the Grace Hopper Conference

“Be authentic and do what feels right to you.” Anita Hill declared at the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Technology. I was very fortunate to be able to attend Anita Hill’s keynote speech at the Grace Hopper Conference on September 28th, the day after the emotional testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Kavanaugh.  The Grace Hopper Conference

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20
Feb

Two Days of Ideas and Innovation: #BCTECH Summit Returns March 2017

Don’t miss out the largest tech conference in British Columbia! The #BCTECH Summit returns March 14 -15, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The two-day conference will showcase BC’ s vibrant tech sector, build cross-sector business opportunities and explore the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy. The #BCTECH Summit brings together the entire tech ecosystem and offers something for everyone –

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6
Dec

What You Missed at VanWIT’s Fall Breakfast Speaker Series

Attendees arrived bright and early to VanWIT’s November Breakfast Speaker Series, excited to hear from Shari Wallace, the CIO from the City of Burnaby and to network with their peers.  The Beedie School of Business at SFU provided a beautiful venue to host supporters of women in tech as they learned how to become an intrapreneur to navigate a career

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27
Sep

What You Missed at VanWIT’s Fall Mixer

It was with sunlight streaming in an oceanfront conference room at the Pan Pacific that a sold-out crowd of more than 80+ gathered on Wednesday, September 21st, to kick off the fall networking season for VanWIT. Providing opening remarks was the Honourable Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.  Minister Virk spoke at length on the continuingly positive

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20
Jun

What You Missed at VanWIT’s May Breakfast Speaker Series

The coffee was flowing bright and early May 25th at SFU’s beautiful Granville Street location, where pastries and warm welcomes greeted our attendees.  Our participants were met with a smart atmosphere in which to network prior to taking in our engaging speaker, Jennifer Gervès-Keen.  Jennifer is an award-winning coach with a specialization in learning & development, performance management, and strategy; and

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