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Join us Jan 29-Feb 2- 2018 for the inaugural Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at one of five ports. Attend all or create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests, by checking off the sessions below.

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Thursday, February 1 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech

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What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are? Join us for a meaningful evening of learning and storytelling, as we listen to thirteen diverse speakers from our community answer the question, "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences in a series of 5 minute flash talks.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Bower

Jordan Bower

Founder, Transformational Storytelling
Jordan Bower’s career as a storyteller began with a decade of world travel that culminated with a 316 day walking trip from Canada to Mexico. Along this journey, Jordan learned the art of emotionally powerful storytelling as a mechanism of creating connections and inspiring his o... Read More →
avatar for Salehah Hassan

Salehah Hassan

Technical Recruiting Lead, Facebook
avatar for Erin Heeney

Erin Heeney

Program Faciliator, Praxis Performance Group
avatar for Katie Oertli Mooney

Katie Oertli Mooney

Jennifer Brown Consulting
avatar for Farzana Nayani

Farzana Nayani

Speaker & Trainer, Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
Farzana Nayani is a Diversity & Inclusion specialist and Intercultural trainer focused on cultivating inclusive environments in tech and other industries worldwide. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, startups, tech companies, and higher education insti... Read More →
avatar for Morgane Oger

Morgane Oger

Executive Director, Morgane Oger Foundation
avatar for Kai Scott

Kai Scott

Principal Partner, TransFocus Consulting
Kai enjoys exploring and solving organizational challenges related to gender. He applies his inquisitive nature and skills developed from over 10 years as a social scientist, educated in the field of International Development, to solve and address these issues. He does this through exploratory, evidence-based approaches using a range of quantitative and qualitative tools, including innovative assembly of user-generated information, stakeholder engagements, and/or spatial analyses. These data are used to get an accurate picture of what is happening, what is possible, and how to move to the next level. Much of the process entails meeting organizations where they are at and engaging in transparent decision-making processes that allow diverse stakeholders to follow along to maximize buy-in and cooperation at all levels of the organization. This results in the unlocking of some of... Read More →


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Microsoft Suite 700 - 725 Granville Street, Vancouver