Event - calgary
The Rise of Women in Tech Leadership
presented by Google Cloud
Tech has a gender problem. For every four men working in tech, there’s just one woman. That disparity is even higher in executive roles, where women make up only 19 per cent of senior vice-presidents and 15 per cent of CEOs. This is a gap we simply can’t ignore – not just because gender diversity is the right thing to do, but because it has very real impact on employee engagement, talent acquisition, customer satisfaction, decision-making and even returns.
Here’s the good news: more creates more. More women in tech creates more benefits to organizations. Today’s women tech executives fight an uphill battle, but they also set an example and pave the way for the tomorrow’s tech leaders. That’s why it’s so important for us to come together to talk about our challenges, explore the impact we make and identify what we can do next to bridge those gaps.
If you’re an executive woman in tech looking to boost gender representation at your organization, this event is for you! Join us for a morning of an inspiring keynote, panel discussion and networking session sure to help you:
- Learn how to guide your organization through change with courage, curiosity and confidence
- Understand the hurdles your female employees are facing – and learn how to overcome them
- Navigate (and change) processes and cultures that are exclusionary to women
- Discover ways we can be better role models for future generations of talent
8:30-9:15 Breakfast, Registration, Networking
9:15-9:20 Opening Remarks
9:20-10:35 Panel Discussion
10:50-11:10 Breakout Session
11:10-11:35 Networking & Coffee Break
12:05-12:15 Session Summary & Closing Remarks
12:15-1:00pm Extended Networking
Co-Founder – Helm
Twyla Verhelst is the Co-Founder of a Calgary based SAAS company that has created Helm, a cash flow forecasting app for small businesses. Twyla has broad entrepreneurial experience and an underlying passion to help others who are on their own unique journey. Twyla is committed to empowering women to find their voice and discover their authentic self. To recognize what they are called to do and establish a genuine belief in their ability to lead and inspire others. Twyla is also the Founder of Empowering Tana, an organization with a mission to support and create opportunities for girls and women who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.
More panelists to be announced.
To be announced.
The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Eau Claire Room
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6