WOMEN LEADING THE CHARGE IN BC TECH

WOMEN LEADERS IN BC TECH 

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Maryam Sadeghi

CEO + Co-Founder,  MetaOptima Technology Inc.

ARE YOU A WOMAN LEADER IN BC TECH?

Please join the conversation.

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ARE YOU A WOMAN LEADER IN BC TECH? 

Angie Chang

VP of Strategic Partnerships, Hackbright Academy

"Learn to ask for things. You will constantly be figuring out how to acquire customers, investors, mentors, advisors, staff, and so on. Be concise, relevant, and brave."

Lauren Mosenthal

Chief Technology Officer, Glassbreakers

"Life is a series of building, testing, changing and iterating."

ARE YOU A WOMAN LEADER IN BC TECH?

ABOUT 
THE BLAST PROGRAM 

We launched the Women in Tech BLAST Program to empower women to grow in:

Business Leadership, Acceleration Strategies, and Technology.

This initiative, created in partnership with the Discovery Foundation
provides opportunities in tech and to accelerate the leadership development and
 advancement of women in tech careers

Business Leadership

A key development area is to empower more women in business leadership. 

Acceleration Strategies

Strategies and tactics to accelerate growth in the areas of finance, HR and market traction.

Technology

Stay up-to-date with the newest tech workshops, webinars and events.

Amber Gordon

Founder, Femsplain

"Trust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough."

Ara Katz

Chief Marketing Officer, Spring

"There is no recipe, there is no one way to do things - there is only your way. And if you can recognize that in yourself and accept and appreciate that in others, you can make magic."

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STORIES

Maryam Sadeghi

CEO + Co-Founder,  MetaOptima Technology Inc.

Technology provides the opportunity to utilize the latest innovations (such as artificial intelligence in dermatology & general healthcare) to optimize industry services. For example, these cutting-edge technologies enable physicians to save lives and provide greater quality of care.

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Jill Earthy

Chief Growth Officer,  FrontFundr

The tech sector provides unique opportunities to everyone and is all about creating new models for change.

Lauren Robinson

Executive Director, Female Funders

Technology and innovation rely on new ways of working, a diversity of perspectives and challenging the status quo.

Angela Pan

President, Eyexpo Technology Corp.

The Technology, and the latest technology practices could always bring me the new excitement.

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Aurora Walker

Development Team Lead, Bambora

Working on software as a part of a team, and building something bigger and more complex than just one person could imagine is really, really fun.

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Yvonne Coady

Chief Scientist, University of Victoria & Co-Founder, Purpose Five

I love being in tech because tech can change the world! I love thinking about the possibilities and seeing what the next generation is going to do with it!

Stephanie Willerth

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Victoria

I love working with new technologies like 3D printing to engineer neural tissues for treating different diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Aurora Walker

Development Team Lead, Bambora

Angela Pan

President, Eyexpo Technology Corp.

Jill Earthy

Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr

Yvonne Coady

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Purpose Five

Lauren Robinson

Executive Director, Female Funders

Stephanie Willerth

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Victoria

A woman to be recognized.

NOMINATE

We'd like to keep you in the loop on upcoming initiatives and events. Join our community of Women in BC Tech.

#QUOTEOFTHEDAY

#WOMENINTECH

#DIVERSITYINTECH

WHO WE ARE 

WOMEN LEADERS IN BC TECH

ARE YOU A WOMAN LEADER IN BC TECH?

STORIES

We launched the Women in Tech BLAST Program to empower women to grow in:

Business Leadership, Acceleration
Strategies, and Technology.

This initiative, created in partnership with the Discovery Foundation, provides opportunities in tech and to accelerate the leadership development and advancement of women in tech careers

Please sign up below and keep up with upcoming forums, mastermind intensives, events & retreats to empower and rejuvenate you as a leader.

Colleen Chapman

CEO, CanScribe Career College

OUR PURPOSE 

We believe that awesome shifts happen when women get together to collaborateshare expertise, and learn from one another.

Our intention is to
 accelerate Women Leaders in Tech to achieve their greatest potential.

We have the opportunity to revolutionize the tech industry and create an inclusive future we can all thrive in.

We want to hear from you!

Please take 15 minutes to invest in building our ecosystem by filling out our survey and scheduling an interview.

INTERVIEW ME

WOMEN IN TECH

Nov 30 - Dec  2, 2018

Gabriola Island, Canada

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MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

30 women leaders   |   3 days   |   7 experts

WOMEN IN TECH

Nov 30 - Dec  2, 2018

Gabriola Island, Canada

Mastermind Intensive

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P.S. We don't have time to send spam emails, however, we WILL keep you
updated on Women Leaders in Tech "BLAST" initiatives as they are offered!

WHAT CAME FROM 2017?

We interviewed over 135 women leaders in BC tech... and LISTENED

Here's what you asked for (so far):



Senior-level virtual roundtables with your industry peers as a means to network among woman leaders across the province, and up-level your areas of genius.  We will continue our interviews to curate valuable connections,  and invite you to 


Join Us at FLIP the SWITCH to launch this initiative together. 


The Women Leaders in BC Tech website will build stories that communicate meaningfully to achieve more visibility and awareness about the diverse roles women in tech fulfill and feature the stories of successful women in leadership roles at a variety of tech companies and organizations.  


Nominate a Woman Leader in BC Tech to be recognized and featured here.


Partner with experts to host in-person technical workshops 
and online 
webinars to ensure women leaders are heard as they contribute 
to trends and core innovations in tech. 


     

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WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE...

Purpose Five is one of the winners of the Discovery Foundation's Technology Education Programs Award for the Women Leaders in BC Tech BLAST Program.

We are honoured to be the recipient of this award, and especially grateful for the commitment that Discovery Foundation has made to support Women in Tech.


     

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Yvonne Coady

Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Victoria Chief Scientist,
Purpose Five

Chief Operating Officer,
Eyexpo Technology

Vivian Chan

Erin Athene

Managing Partner, Purpose Five

Erin Skillen

COO/Co-Founder,
FamilySparks

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE TABLE

We know there are challenges, we know there are gaps.

Let's be real - we know that some days it can feel insurmountable when your company's not growing per plan, or you're not able to raise the financing to take your company to the next level.

Your voice as a female leader in BC tech is critical in creating a future that we can all thrive in.

So what are we doing about it?

Based upon the Lean Startup Methodology, we're doing Discovery Interviews to learn what your top priority issues are and what you think would best solve them.

MASTERMIND
INTENSIVE

One of us may not have the silver bullet, but together we can create something powerful to move the dial for women leaders.

MASTERMIND INTENSIVE

#BLAST2017  was the year we pushed the following initiatives (click the links to see more!):

conducted more than 100 interviews that provided insights about the issues surrounding women in tech from various C-level female leaders;

held a 
film screening of “She Started It” at VIATEC’s “Experience Tectoria”;

facilitated a 
mentor speed dating event in Vancouver;

and held 
3 webinars
 on Virtual Reality.


     

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ARE YOU A WOMAN LEADER IN BC TECH?

UPCOMING EVENT

About The Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation is committed to the development and sustainability of the science and technology sector in BC. Its principal activity is the delivery of the Technology Education Program via agents that provide education and guidance to entrepreneurs in BC. The foundation also provides funds for research and scholarship.

Read their full article HERE to see the winners of the 2018 Technology Education Programs Competition.


Young women and girls "can't be what they can't see." 
 
The BLAST Program intends to bring more awareness and visibility to Women in Leadership and Tech. We have an ambitious project to interview 

250 "Women Leaders in BC Tech" - we've interviewed 135 women so far!


OUR WHY 

Eva Toker

Creative Director, 
Classy Yak Game Studio

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