Women In Tech

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. 

 

Three reasons you don't want to miss the Valley Tech Talk

Three reasons you don't want to miss the Valley Tech Talk

Edmonton Startup Week is in full swing! Just a few hours in and we've already had a LinkedIn workshop, hotdogs at Mayday Dogs, free coworking at Startup Edmonton, and the return of The MS DOS to benefit the Computer Engineering Club over with our friends at Farrow Sandwiches. 

With so much happening over the next five days to celebrate and grow our startup community, you might be wondering why there is a Valley Tech Talk on the schedule? If we're focused on how Edmonton is unique and how we can support one another, why would we take the time out to learn about Silicon Valley?

Totally valid questions! And, I'm here to help. Here are my top three reasons why you should make the Valley Tech Talk part of your #yegsw17 schedule.