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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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Monday, January 29
 

6:00pm

Opening Kick-Off Resource Reception
Monday Kick off Opening Party- Resource reception featuring over 30 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech- all during one night, under one roof  (at the fabulous Science World!) Connect with industry leaders who can help you find new opportunities, provide you with valuable networking and powerful insights to push your career to the next level. Opening notes by Jill Tipping (CEO of the BC Tech Association) at 6:15 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm

Monday January 29, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Science World at Telus World of Science 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
 
Tuesday, January 30
 

12:00pm

Wanted: Men, Executives, and People in Power
This session is designed for those in positions of power (men, executives, leaders, business owners, decision-makers) who want to help end bias in the workplace but don’t know how. This will be a safe space for you to learn practical strategies, skills, and tactics to support and champion the underrepresented - women, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ, parents, caregivers and people of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Tee

Cynthia Tee

Independent, Independent


Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Microsoft Suite 700 - 725 Granville Street, Vancouver

12:00pm

How to Take a Seat at the Table: Building Credibility
Limited Capacity full
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To grow your career you need to be part of the conversation and have a seat at the table. But how do you get the seat? During this session learn the importance of building personal and professional credibility and presenting your most confident and authentic self.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Applebaum

Sarah Applebaum

Director, Pangaea Spark, Pangaea Ventures
avatar for Faris Khalifeh

Faris Khalifeh

Quiet Leadership Coach, Quiet Leadership
Passionate connector, feminist, HSP, minimalist, introvert (INFP) and lifelong learner. | | Faris is a Quiet Leadership Coach and named among the Top Six Life Coaches in Vancouver by Crowd Wellness. Coaching clients from all around the world with different backgrounds, cultu... Read More →
avatar for Thealzel Lee

Thealzel Lee

Director & President, E-Fund
How to become a great angel investor
avatar for Siraj Sirajuddin

Siraj Sirajuddin

Co-Founder, Temenos + Agility
avatar for Allyson Tighe

Allyson Tighe

Investment Team, BDC Healthcare Venture Fund


Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
finn.ai 300 - 970 Homer St. Vancouver

12:00pm

Toxic Tech: Mindful Strategies to Build Resilience
As the demands on your time and energy increase, what choices will you make? How will you stay strong when the inevitable storms hit? Discover simple and powerful methods to navigate and stay your course, no matter what comes your way.

Speakers
avatar for Devon de Balasi Brown

Devon de Balasi Brown

Manager, Global After-Sales Operations, Arc'teryx Equipment
avatar for Urszula Lipsztajn

Urszula Lipsztajn

CEO + Founder, Urszula.co


Tuesday January 30, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Expedia 900 - 1066 W Hastings St. Vancouver

3:00pm

Leading with Vision is Vital!
Limited Capacity full
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As a Leader, a well-articulated Vision is vital to all that we do. And having that Vision come from you and your team is critical to create a sense of belonging and alignment. Join Siraj Sirajuddin and Susan Gibson  in this 2-hour workshop where we’ll explore past influences and clean our slate of all that baggage that’s been sabotaging us, so that we can get to the good stuff! Articulating our personal visions and creating an action plan to put that vision into motion.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Gibson

Susan Gibson

Co-founder, Temenos+Agility
avatar for Siraj Sirajuddin

Siraj Sirajuddin

Co-Founder, Temenos + Agility


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
SAP 910 Mainland St. Vancouver

3:30pm

Diversity by Design: Co-creating Inclusive Organizations for Immigrants and Newcomers to Canada
In this interactive workshop participants will explore the experiences of immigrants, newcomers to Canada and people of cultural backgrounds as they navigate the rapid currents of the tech industry. The underlying goal of this training session is to help create safe environments where everyone can thrive, and that are based on the cultural influences that impact the individuals of cultural backgrounds and the type of support they need. Participants will co-create a set of diversity practices for organization’s stakeholders, including teammates, managers, HR Manager and leadership, while taking into account the immigrants’ challenges and needs in a fast-paced tech industry.

Speakers
avatar for Manpreet Dhillon

Manpreet Dhillon

Founder & CEO, Veza
As a Personal and Executive Coach and Diversity Consultant - I love talking about Career Coaching, Diversity in workplaces, HR initiatives to support more gender and ethnic diversity and how to support women in leadership.
avatar for Elena Yugai

Elena Yugai

Founder, Olencha Consulting
Elena Yugai is a Co-Founder of Women in Tech (WinTech), a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower women in the tech industry. For the last 8 years Elena worked with a variety of tech companies as a business and people operations consultant and most recently... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Microsoft Suite 700 - 725 Granville Street, Vancouver

5:30pm

Birds Eye View from the Top: How to Avoid Leadership Isolation
Being the leader is a powerful responsibility...and it can be very lonely. Hear how CEOs keep up with with their teams, encourage truth-telling and how you can better support your leaders and become a better leader yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Cartwright

Natalie Cartwright

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Finn AI
avatar for Catherine Dahl

Catherine Dahl

CEO, Beanworks Solutions Inc
avatar for Susan Gibson

Susan Gibson

Co-founder, Temenos+Agility
avatar for Diraj Goel

Diraj Goel

CEO, GetFresh Ventures
avatar for Annee Ngo

Annee Ngo

Co-Founder, President, ProtoHack
avatar for Elliot Stone

Elliot Stone

CEO, Alavida
CEO of AlavidaAlavida is changing the way Canadians think about alcohol treatment by offering evidence-based care without all the obstacles. Elliot spent 7 years living, working, and studying abroad before returning to Canada to found Alavida. His time outside gave him a unique p... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
finn.ai 300 - 970 Homer St. Vancouver

5:30pm

The Side Hustle: Interactive!
Learn what it takes to be a successful Side Hustler, inside or outside your company. Bonus! Five audience members will pitch their ideas and get feedback from the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Suzette Alvarez

Suzette Alvarez

SWAY Creative Group
avatar for Gina Fresquez

Gina Fresquez

Founder, Women's Side Hustle Society
avatar for Crystal Henrickson

Crystal Henrickson

Leadership + Career Coach, Talent Collective
I've been in key hiring roles in companies such as Yelp, Toyota BC and digital agencies, and have advised 25+ startups. Now, as a certified coach and digital talent & career consultant, I spend my days working one-on-one with individual and workplace clients, meeting them wherev... Read More →
avatar for Kayvon Kay

Kayvon Kay

Director of Sales, Dan Lok Companies
Kayvon, a.k.a “The One Call Closer™,” is one of the most recognized and in-demand sales trainers in the High-Ticket Offer space. | | Over the past 19 years, Kayvon has helped 1000+ coaches, consultants, service providers, and entrepreneurs master the fundamentals of s... Read More →
avatar for Chantielle MacFarlane

Chantielle MacFarlane

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Hyperwallet
avatar for Stacey Wallin

Stacey Wallin

Director of Growth, BC Tech


Tuesday January 30, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Expedia 900 - 1066 W Hastings St. Vancouver

5:30pm

Hands-On Resume Party: Tips & Tricks Plus Live Resume Review
Bring your resume and be ready to party! Learn to hack the technology recruiters use when reviewing your resume, the importance of Linkedin and networking, and creating the business case for the dream job. Bonus: get feedback on your resume.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Brooks

Kelly Brooks

Talent Acquisition Manager, Hootsuite
avatar for Hailey Froehler

Hailey Froehler

Technical Recruiter, TEKsystems
avatar for Kim van der Hoek

Kim van der Hoek

Founder/Director, Spice Consultancy, Women In Tech Regatta Amsterdam
avatar for Jonathan Mattice

Jonathan Mattice

Managing Director Canada, My Job Tank, Inc
avatar for Erin Rogers

Erin Rogers

Talent Acquisition Team Lead, Hootsuite


Tuesday January 30, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
SAP 910 Mainland St. Vancouver

6:00pm

Recruiting: Hack The Inclusion
Learn from diversity experts and get tips and tricks to improve your recruiting efforts and cultivate a more diverse and successful workforce. Discover how unconscious bias may be impeding your efforts to attract, interview, retain, and promote diverse candidates. You will walk away with specific strategies and clear action items to proactively improve the diversity of your workforce.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Bower

Kristin Bower

Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Vancity
avatar for Mahin Rashid

Mahin Rashid

Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant, Presidents Group


Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Microsoft Suite 700 - 725 Granville Street, Vancouver
 
Wednesday, January 31
 

12:00pm

A Discourse on Ethics, Data & Technology
Join our debate: Is the discussion around ethics keeping up to the pace of technological advancements? Should ethics shape what we develop and what are the trade-offs? Topics that will be explored include: - Security and privacy and data: a shared responsibility and the important role that the tech sector, customers, companies and governments play in protecting and defending the internet -- and ourselves from data breaches. - AI and machine learning: How do we as developers and consumers deal with AIs being developed for usages we might not perceive as ethical.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Jung

Tiffany Jung

General Counsel, Buyatab
avatar for Alanna Kostiw

Alanna Kostiw

Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Hootsuite
avatar for Sabino Marquez

Sabino Marquez

Chief Information Security Officer, Allocadia
avatar for Peter Temes

Peter Temes

Dean and Campus Chief Executive, Northeastern University


Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Cube #500-329 Railway St, Vancouver

12:00pm

Tell It Like It Is: The Art of Storytelling In Business
Limited Capacity full
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Controlling the narrative is the key to a successful outcome. Learn how to make a story memorable, why context is key and how to leave them wanting more.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Bower

Jordan Bower

Founder, Transformational Storytelling
Ever since he first spoke at Social Media Camp way back in 2015, Jordan Bower has been on a mission to help business people find the soul in their professional messaging. Today, as the founder of a business called Transformational Storytelling, Jordan leads storytelling trainings for corporate clients, helps start-ups and tech companies develop authentic strategic messaging and works one-on-one with CEOs, entrepreneurs, small business owners and the RCMP. Jordan speaks regularly at events and conferences across North America. His website is... Read More →
avatar for Ian Davis

Ian Davis

Senior Vice President, Customer Service Operations, Hyperwallet
avatar for Kristy Gardner

Kristy Gardner

Owner, Brand & Marketing Communications Specialist, Peppercorn Creative
Kristy is the designer, social business coach, and creative entrepreneur behind Peppercorn Creative - a boutique branding & communications shop based out of wherever her travels take her. Currently she divides her time between Thailand and Canada. | | Specializing in social... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Loadman

Nancy Loadman

Learning Advisor/ Instructional Designer, Text to Transformation
avatar for Cristina Pagnucco

Cristina Pagnucco

Marketing Director, BC Tech


Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SAP 910 Mainland St. Vancouver

5:30pm

Deciphering Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Limited Capacity full
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The explosive growth of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies has fostered a new marketplace and created new foundations and trends for our global economic and social systems. While these tech platforms remain largely cryptic concepts for most people, they are arguably becoming mainstream. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are experiencing increasing uptake from regular businesses including Whole Food and Expedia, and Blockchain is being piloted by dozens of governments. Join our discussion to learn about where are we heading with these platforms and what you can do to prepare yourself to use them in your day to day. Will they stick around to become mainstream, remain a high-risk 'fad' for a niche market, or fade away as quickly as they emerged? Should the average person even care? Educate yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Bal Bhullar

Bal Bhullar

CFO, BlockTech Ventures Inc
Ms. Bal Bhullar brings over 25 years of diversified financial and risk management experience in both private and public companies, in the industries of technology, film, mining, marine, oil & gas, energy, transport, and health/wellness industries. | Among some of the areas of... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Huitika

Tracy Huitika

Director of Data, Unbounce
avatar for Vicki Lemieux

Vicki Lemieux

Associate Professor of Archival Studies & Sauder School of Business Distinguished Scholar, University of British Columbia
avatar for Chelsea Palmer

Chelsea Palmer

Events & Operations Coordinator, Finhaven
avatar for Erynn Tomlinson

Erynn Tomlinson

VP Product, EtherParty
We're bringing blockchain to the mainstream - delivering immediate and notable value to people in everyday situations. EtherParty is a suite of blockchain-based applications for the creation, use, and management of smart contracts.


Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Cube #500-329 Railway St, Vancouver

5:30pm

Leading From Every Chair: Multi-dimensional Leadership
Limited Capacity full
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Join this session to hear from conventional and unconventional leaders with vastly different leadership styles. Learn how they navigate rough waters, let out the sails to capture momentum and drop anchor when necessary. Bonus: Learn why you are already a leader, even if you don’t currently recognize it.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Berry

Katherine Berry

CPO & Co-Founder, Allocadia
avatar for Amber Brandner

Amber Brandner

Managing Partner and Head of Story, Axela Ventures
Amber understands the importance of building community when investing in the new economy. Her work is in exploring the common narrative and shared goals, while building conversations which bridge individual understandings into a meaningful actionable plan. In the last decade Amb... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Dunn

Caroline Dunn

COO, CFO, Vivonet
avatar for Mona  Elesseily

Mona Elesseily

Page Zero Media
avatar for Nejeed Kassam

Nejeed Kassam

CEO & Founder, Keela
avatar for Meena Sandhu

Meena Sandhu

VP Marekting & Growth, Predictable Revenue


Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
finn.ai 300 - 970 Homer St. Vancouver

5:30pm

Embracing Your Inner Wonder Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

Join SCWIST for a roundtable discussion about navigating through you careers, stepping up to new opportunities, and how to be a "Wonder Woman" who has it all. We'll hear authentic stories from some Wonder Women of Tech.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Byron

Angie Byron

Sr. Director, Community + Product Development, Acquia
Angela Byron, Senior Director of Product + Community Management at Acquia, is a Drupal core committer, recipient of the Google-O'Reilly Open 2008 Source Award for Best Contributor, co-author of the O'Reilly book Using Drupal, and an open source evangelist. She got her start as a... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Eix

Sandy Eix

Director of STEM Learning, Science World British Columbia
Sandy's a fiddle-playing, snowboarding science educator with a bunch of degrees in Physics and a long-standing interest in supporting gender diversity in STEM.
avatar for Edoye Porbeni

Edoye Porbeni

CEO and Edge Innovator, Future Health Ventures Inc
avatar for Tasneem Razvi

Tasneem Razvi

Supervisor, City TV, Rogers Media
avatar for Christin Wiedemann

Christin Wiedemann

Co-CEO, PQA Testing


Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Expedia 900 - 1066 W Hastings St. Vancouver
 
Thursday, February 1
 

12:00pm

Keeping Your Skills Sharp
New programming languages, new stacks, new server and cloud technologies, and new containers are arriving at a fast and furious pace. Career success and growth depend on your ability to keep up. Join our session to learn how to continuously develop your skills and discover strategies to help target the most relevant technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Janna Brockmeyer

Janna Brockmeyer

Software Engineer, Elastic Path
avatar for Dora Cheng

Dora Cheng

Co-Founder, uForis VR
avatar for Chandler Davis

Chandler Davis

Career Services Advisor-Western Canada, Lighthouse Labs
avatar for Victoria Duggan

Victoria Duggan

Support Developer, Shopify
avatar for Ian McKinnon

Ian McKinnon

Co-Founder, Later


Thursday February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Cube #500-329 Railway St, Vancouver

12:00pm

The Right Crew: Secrets to a Successful Ally/Mentee Partnership
We all have blind spots when navigating through our careers. Through proactive ally/mentee relationships these blind spots can be addressed. Get the inside scoop from our panel of successful ally/mentee teams. You’ll hear how their partnerships started, how they supported each other and the positive impact they had on each other. Learn what helped make these ally/mentee relationships thrive and how you can apply them in your own ally/mentee relationship.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Ajdari

Ali Ajdari

Senior Project Lead, SAP
avatar for Hailey Curtis

Hailey Curtis

Manager of Application and Enterprise Support, Hyperwallet
avatar for Mario DeMiroz

Mario DeMiroz

The VR Fund
avatar for Sreedevi Erattemparambil

Sreedevi Erattemparambil

Support Associate, SAP
avatar for Neil Openshaw

Neil Openshaw

Director, Dev Ops & Business Intelligence, Hyperwallet
avatar for Laura Sukorokoff

Laura Sukorokoff

Hyperwallet
avatar for Martina Welkhoff

Martina Welkhoff

Founding Partner, WXR Fund


Thursday February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Microsoft Suite 700 - 725 Granville Street, Vancouver

12:00pm

Jump Ship: How to Successfully Changing Careers Mid-stream
What floated your boat early in your career may give you a sinking feeling now. Seasoned professionals will discuss how they navigated a successful career change and the impact it has had on their professional and personal lives.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Kao

Amanda Kao

Head of People and Culture, Invoke
avatar for Rachel Maxcy

Rachel Maxcy

Senior Recruiter, Recruit Canada
avatar for Thomas Minshull

Thomas Minshull

Mobile Developer, Dr. Bill
avatar for Sarah Veness

Sarah Veness

Tier 3 Support Development, Shopify
avatar for Kara Zucker

Kara Zucker

Co-Organizer, Tech Ladies
Looking to learn more about the tech community in Vancouver. Enjoys flipping problems into opportunities, making inspirational connections, and spreading the love of Tech Ladies.


Thursday February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SAP 910 Mainland St. Vancouver

5:30pm

The Story of Bleeding-Edge Technologies
Limited Capacity full
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Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Robotics and Quantum Computing. Bleeding-edge technologies like these can creatively solve key company-wide challenges and drive business ROI. However many companies still experience fear around its adoption. Join us to explore these trends, real-life applications and innovative technology solutions across industries. Learn how you leverage them to drive transformation and ROI within your respective companies and industries. It's not a matter of IF these technologies will be adopted, it's a matter of WHEN. Stay ahead of the curve and be a champion for change.

Speakers
avatar for charla pereira

charla pereira

senior designer, microsoft
avatar for Mirjana Prpa

Mirjana Prpa

Project Assistant, SFU Innovates
Mirjana Prpa is an archi­tect, a vir­tual real­ity utopian and a grad­u­ate stu­dent ­ researcher at iSpace lab for Virtual Reality at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Vancouver, Canada. She received a Master Degree in archi­tec­ture from the University of Novi... Read More →
avatar for Carl Schmidt

Carl Schmidt

CTO, Unbounce
Co-Founder & CTO @Unbounce, technologist, optimist, idealist, futurist. Talk to me about all things tech (especially cloud, AI, web), the future, philosophy, corporate social responsibility.
avatar for Raseel Sehmi

Raseel Sehmi

Director, Strategic Partnerships + Innovation, Finger Food Studios
avatar for Jessica Yang

Jessica Yang

CEO, Tochtech Technologies Ltd


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Cube #500-329 Railway St, Vancouver

5:30pm

In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech
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
Ever since he first spoke at Social Media Camp way back in 2015, Jordan Bower has been on a mission to help business people find the soul in their professional messaging. Today, as the founder of a business called Transformational Storytelling, Jordan leads storytelling trainings for corporate clients, helps start-ups and tech companies develop authentic strategic messaging and works one-on-one with CEOs, entrepreneurs, small business owners and the RCMP. Jordan speaks regularly at events and conferences across North America. His website is... 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 Mooney

Katie Mooney

Director, 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 throu... Read More →


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

5:30pm

Be Flawsome!: Turn Flaws Into Awesome
Nobody wins when you play small. During this session you’ll hear from people who have overcome tidal waves by making intentional choices to be bold, stand out, make mistakes, and still show up. Learn how they sailed into a world without limitations, embraced their greatness and decided to say #notsorry.

Speakers
avatar for David Chandler

David Chandler

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Creative Technology Resources Inc.
avatar for Lorie Corcuera

Lorie Corcuera

Co-Founder & CEO, SPARK Creations & Company
Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, co... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Curleigh

Jennifer Curleigh

Culture Collaborator, SPARK Creations & Company
My 'why' is to remind people that they matter, so they can head out into this big, beautiful world of ours with their head held high, and confidently share their true selves with the world. Talk to me about self-love, trust, connection and humanizing your work space!
avatar for Leah Hennessey Rai

Leah Hennessey Rai

Culture Collaborator, SPARK Creations & Company


Thursday February 1, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Expedia 900 - 1066 W Hastings St. Vancouver
 
Friday, February 2
 

12:00pm

Integrating Career and Parenthood — The Tension, Balance and Love
Learn and discuss different stages of parenthood, staying true to your career and passions, nurturing and growing families. Parenthood has evolved with gender balance dramatically over the past 40 years. Workplaces are trying to keep up. During this session hear from working parents who have learned how to leverage flexible work schedules, remote working, setting boundaries, and to manage their commitments while staying true to themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Maxcy

Rachel Maxcy

Senior Recruiter, Recruit Canada
avatar for Koreen McNutt

Koreen McNutt

Sr. Director, Global Cruise, Expedia
avatar for Paige Meekison

Paige Meekison

Director of Engineering, Unbounce
avatar for Jayesh Parmar

Jayesh Parmar

CEO, Picatic
avatar for Sharan Sumal

Sharan Sumal

Head of Product Innovation, Daily Hive


Friday February 2, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Expedia 900 - 1066 W Hastings St. Vancouver

12:00pm

Captaining Your Own MentorSHIP
Limited Capacity full
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Hear from a cross-generational panel of Women Tech leaders in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s about navigating the world of mentoring.

Speakers
avatar for Glorie Averbach

Glorie Averbach

Founder, Principal, myCEO
avatar for Lorie Corcuera

Lorie Corcuera

Co-Founder & CEO, SPARK Creations & Company
Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, co... Read More →
avatar for Pieter Dorsman

Pieter Dorsman

President, CEO, Igetis / E-Fund / Redpeaks
Technology, finance and deals. Ever since coming to Vancouver in 1999, I have been involved in everything around finance and technology. Yet no amount of capital or ideas will generate success without having the right people on board and so Igetis was born, a human component adde... Read More →
avatar for Jill Earthy

Jill Earthy

Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader with a passion for supporting small business. She is the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors. Her previous roles include Regional Director for BC & Yukon of Futurpreneur Canada and CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. She holds an MBA and has successfully built and sold two small businesses. As a community leader and active mentor, Jill serves as a Director on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University (SFU), as Board Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and as Co-Founder of the WEB Alliance, a collective of over 25 Women’s Business networks in the lower mainland of BC. She is well recognized for her work on the economic advancement of women and for supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Canada. She has received many awards and was most recently acknowledged as one of BC’s most influential women in business by BC Business magazine. | How to Connect | Connect in PersonI am happy for people to reach out to me via linkedIn or directly by email.  I love chatting with people about how to connect with the right resources for their business, especially around capital.  My passion is collaboration and bringing the right people and resources together. | Connect in... Read More →
avatar for Annee Ngo

Annee Ngo

Co-Founder, President, ProtoHack
avatar for Elena Yugai

Elena Yugai

Founder, Olencha Consulting
Elena Yugai is a Co-Founder of Women in Tech (WinTech), a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower women in the tech industry. For the last 8 years Elena worked with a variety of tech companies as a business and people operations consultant and most recently... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SAP 910 Mainland St. Vancouver

6:00pm

Closing Celebration
Enjoy the last day of our WiT Regatta Week at the fabulous new Leisure Center. Our pop in events will include DJ lounge music, Connection Cafe, Pop in Meditation, Head Shot lounge, Innovation Playground and a Speakers Lounge.
Lounge Music by DJs Terence Mazon and Marisa Maclver
Terence Mazon
Terence has traveled  the world DJing in countries as far as Oman. He has won many prestigious awards and is currently spearheading a startup name Sonic Dream Factory that provides sound design services that bring the audio of video games to life!
Marisa MacIver
Besides being a pillar in the tech community as a business analyst, Marisa also loves to entertain crowds with her eclectic taste in music for lounges. Juggling between being an entrepreneur and an awesome mom, she currently studies as a DJ under Terence and will soon be the sound of Canada's art scene.

Connection Cafe (6:30 - 8:30pm)
Meet new friends in our connection cafe - Speed networking style

Pop in Meditation w/ Selena Sandhu
6:30pm-6:50pm Happy Body Scan
7:30pm-7:50pm Calm "the mini vacation"
8:20pm-8:40pm Focus Luminous Light
Take a moment  with Selena Sandhu, teacher trainee from Moment Meditation on a journey to more calm, focus, and happiness. From working in fashion sales, and business development to learning the practice of mindfulness, Selena’s mission is for global citizens, passionate leaders and changemakers to make meditation and time for self a priority in their lives.

Head Shots by Sombilon Studios (from 6 - 9 pm)
Stop by our Photo lounge and get a new head shot with Ron Somblilon

Head Shot Makeup artist w/ Tianna Tran  (from 6 - 9 pm)
Tianna Tran is a professional makeup artist based in Vancouver, BC. She is accredited to numerous publications, brands and shows in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. She is also the owner and founder of Rollin’ Beauty, BC first Mobile Beauty Studio.

Innovation Playground - Showcasing the future  (from 6 - 9 pm)
SAP
At the WIT closing party, SAP d-shop - a maker space that showcases technology trends, the latest gadgets, and promotes innovation & creativity -  will showcase 3-d printing in action, an IoT project, will play music from a piece of paper, and show how to go beyond programming and build on a robot, attach sensors, electronics and other cool things.

VIRTRO
Virtro Entertainment develops and publishes VR and AR games and experiences. At the WiT closing party Virtro will playtest some games, just like their first VR title,  Run Dorothy Run - an immersive Endless Runner and Rhythm Virtual Reality console game, with a cheeky take on the literary classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  The Zombie Donuts, their first mobile VR game uses a Marshmallow blaster to knock down the zombie donuts and in the candy wonderland. Virtro is a creative company building the foundation to take a dominate position in VR & AR games.
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Speakers Lounge:
1) David Gomes - Mindfulness in action (6:30 - 6:45 pm)
Mindfulness in action
What is mindfulness and how can it benefit us in our daily lives, not as an obscure concept, but as something that improves our personal and professional lives and creates a contented mind. 
Mindfulness practice is about becoming lighter, it’s about not letting anything stick to you and become a concept. Come to talk about how mindfulness practice is about facts, not fiction.

2) Scott Orth - Find Your Zen, Connect with Others (7:30 - 7:45 pm)
Find Your Zen - Connect with Others
Everyday we experience a myriad of conversations and opportunities to connect. These range from difficult conversations we stress over, to the mundane interactions we are hardly present for. Too often we are stressed, frazzled or distracted and miss the opportunity each conversation presents. What if there were three simple steps that could help you bring down your stress and create more calm, presence and openness, allowing you to meaningfully connect with whoever you are talking to? 

3) Deidre Sirianni- Make Your Own Damn Rules  (8:30 - 8:45 pm)
Make Your Own Damn Rules
The only thing holding you back from living a life that you love and finding success in your business is YOU. Here's a question, what rules are you living by that may be preventing you from having exactly what it is that you want? In this talk we’ll dive into what RULES are, where they come from and how you always have the choice to create a new standard in your life. 








Friday February 2, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Leisure Center 950 Homer Street