Diversity as inclusiveness not as a vague buzz word

By Maryam Zargar Maryam is the current vice president of VanWIT and a business lawyer with focus on technology law and the managing partner of Zargar Lawyers + Business Strategists 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; … Continue reading Diversity as inclusiveness not as a vague buzz word

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

By Catherine Boivie 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 … Continue reading A Critical Issue For The Technology Sector: Not Enough Women Are Being Attracted To The Field

Anita Hill’s Keynote at the Grace Hopper Conference

By Catherine Boivie “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 … Continue reading Anita Hill’s Keynote at the Grace Hopper Conference

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

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 … Continue reading What You Missed at VanWIT’s Fall Breakfast Speaker Series

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 … Continue reading What You Missed at VanWIT’s Fall Mixer