Event - calgary

The Rise of Women in Tech Leadership

presented by Google Cloud

Event Details:

Google CloudThe 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

10:35-10:50 Q&A

10:50-11:10 Breakout Session

11:10-11:35 Networking & Coffee Break

11:35-12:05 Keynote

12:05-12:15 Session Summary & Closing Remarks

12:15-1:00pm Extended Networking


Twyla VerheltsTwyla Verhelst
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.

Keynote Speaker:

To be announced.


The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW
Eau Claire Room
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6

The Rise of Women in Tech – presented by Google Cloud

Google Cloud

March 31, 2020
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Calgary, AB
Details Price Qty
Membershow details + $75.00 (CAD)  
Non-Membershow details + $95.00 (CAD)