Event - vancouver
The Rise of Women in Tech Leadership
presented by Google Cloud
The Rise of Women in Tech Leadership
sponsored 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
Vice President of Marketing – CarbonCure Technologies
Lori Aizer is Vice President of Marketing at CarbonCure Technologies, responsible for developing and executing the company’s marketing strategy designed to accelerate global expansion. Lori is a strategic marketing executive who has spent over 25 years leading global marketing organizations and developing go-to-market strategies for B2B technology companies across many industries including wireless, software, IoT, fintech and cleantech. She also launched her own consulting firm providing strategic marketing expertise to some of the top tech firms in Canada as well as working with many local accelerators to provide advisory and mentoring services to technology start-ups. Lori also founded and runs a local Executive Women in Tech networking group.
Chief Marketing Officer + Co-Founder – REITIUM Blockchain Technologies
A former journalist and writer in the real estate sector, Laura brings more than a decade of expertise in building companies.
As a real estate entrepreneur, Laura has bought, managed, renovated and sold her own investment properties, as well as investing in REITs and MICs. As the daughter of a realtor, Laura grew up with entrepreneurial parents who also owned a successful property management company.
From the early days of Youtube, Facebook and social media, Laura’s past venture was a digital marketing agency which specialized in internet marketing, enabling startups and SMEs to grow from ideation to multi-million dollar revenues.
Co-Founding her third company since 2005, Laura’s expertise in marketing, journalism and her own real estate investing led her on the path to co-creating REITIUM. An asset-backed, permissioned private blockchain marketplace, exchange and protocol, REITIUM offers fractional ownership of tangible real estate assets, enabling Real Estate for Everyone™.
Founder and President – Intengine Enterprises
Connie is Founder and President of Intengine Enterprises, a database that links over 50,000 environmentally progressive businesses and organizations with like-minded users. Connie also created the Intengine Global Change Foundation, which supports education and leadership of future leaders. Connie’s vision to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable economy has compelled her to co-found Agora Energy and Polymer Research, innovation leaders in battery storage (CO2 to energy) and polyurethane recycling.
Connie has an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and securities and insurance licenses from the Canadian Securities Institute. She is also a certified personal development counsellor and she studied business in Sweden, Germany, and at the renowned HEC Paris and Yale.
President and CEO – Galvanize
2019 Top 100 Hall of Fame Inductee
With 30 years of experience, Laurie has led several multimillion-dollar software businesses where she has both doubled revenues and doubled profits by empowering change and relentlessly focusing on the “right critical few.”
Since being appointed CEO of Galvanize in 2011, Laurie has successfully repositioned the company to one of Canada’s top 100 and Best Managed employers; enjoying “top quad” analyst recognition on a build/buy/re-brand formula obsessed with disrupting its category while profitably delivering high double digit revenue growth.
Anna Stukas, PEng
VP of Business Development – Carbon Engineering
Anna Stukas is a VP of Business Development at Carbon Engineering Ltd. (CE), a Canadian-based clean energy company. CE is leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, and a second technology that synthesizes it into clean, affordable transportation fuels.
Anna is a professional engineer with more than 15 years’ experience bridging the gap between technology and business to overcome barriers to cleantech commercialization. Anna previously worked with Angstrom Power and BIC developing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and has led a variety of CE initiatives from strategic projects to government programs. Anna is also a Past President of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, and a firm believer that diversity is a critical component to driving innovation in technology.
To be announced.
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
English Bay Room
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7
The Rise of Women in Tech – presented by Google Cloud