International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

The City of Edmonton describes International Women's Day as "a global celebration of the inspirational economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future." For us, it's an opportunity to spark conversations around the unique challenges and opportunities that face women in our startup and technology communities. 

Last year, we introduced you to some of the incredible women that play vital roles in our community, from founders to volunteer organizers, students to scientists. This year, we want to showcase some of the opportunities in town where you can engage in conversations around the experience of women in our city, in tech and beyond. 

Our team is predominately female, and we're proud to be of service to our community and demonstrate on a daily basis the benefits of greater gender inclusion on teams.

Last week, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, hosted a lunch on the Economics of Inclusion and I encourage you to pop over to the archived live-stream for more insight on how inclusion, in all its forms, can bolster our economy. 

Here is a small sampling of events taking place in March that can help spark your conversation and deepen your commitment to inclusion in your own work. 

 

International Women's Day at Startup Edmonton

International Women's Day at Startup Edmonton

There are incredible women that make our city's startup community thrive - as founders, team members, volunteers, leaders, funders, mentors, and advocates. The best way to encourage more women to get involved in our technology and entrepreneur community is to showcase amazing women who speak truthfully about their experience - the good, the bad and the challenging.

We encourage you to explore more on these great companies, organizations, and events.