Driving Women in Tech

Women in Tech World is proud to present Driving Women in Tech, a community based research tour to better understand and support women in the technology industry in Canada.

  • 30+ cities coast-to-coast
  • 25+ national and community partners (incubators, accelerators, tech companies and national sponsors) and 87 Kickstarter funders
  • 2,500 participants and 10,000 stakeholders reached
  • 50 community conversations and 20+ panels by expert speakers!

As part of this study, they are conducting a series of research activities, including the Calgary Community Conversation. If you agree to participate in this activity, it would involve filling out a brief questionnaire (~5 minutes) and taking part in a community conversation, that would take about 2.5 hours of your time.

Location

Global Business Centre (Terrace View Room), 120 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6, Calgary, AB, Canada

AUDIENCE

This research activity is for people who:

  • Self-identify as as woman working in the tech industry (or recently left in the past 5 years)
  • Allies or advocates of women in tech
  • Stakeholders in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations or service providers)

AGENDA

  • 5:30-6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00-6:30pm Panel of Trailblazing Women in Tech
  • 6:30-7:50pm Research Activities: Community Conversation
  • 7:50-8:00pm Closing Questions + Next Steps

GOALS

  • Defining who are women in tech in Canada
  • Understanding what are women’s experiences in the tech industry in Calgary, , and across Canada
  • Identifying best practices for inclusion and promotion of women in the tech industry in Calgary, and across Canada

DRIVING WINTECH: KEY SUCCESS METRICS & OUTCOMES

  • National Report on the experiences of women in tech in Canada, including best practices for creating more inclusive and diverse tech communities.
  • Regional Playbooks with recommendations, to facilitate community-driven activities.
  • Findings and data shared through Women in Tech World Online and the World Women Report published by The State of Women Institute & Women Investing in Women DIGITAL - 100 Million viewers aggregate reach through 45+ global content sharing partners.
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