THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23
An innovative and growing sector, the technology industry is notorious for the gender bias experienced by women. How is this being addressed and what changes are we currently seeing to increase female representation and retention? November's tech talk brings together a panel of experts to discuss a shift in the culture of this traditionally male-dominated industry.
Join fellow members for monthly unique tech-focused events, from panel discussions to workshops, featuring the latest in innovation and futurist thinking.
$35. per person.
Members & guests. Includes canapé reception. Chit bar available
5:30 p.m. Reception in the Georgian Room
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Discussion
By Reservation 604 685 9321
Stacey is a serial entrepreneur and a passionate gender equality advocate. Stacey works as a Director of Growth at BC Tech, leading its strategy, partnerships, success measurement and operational management of BC Tech’s various Growth programs. Stacey is also the founding member of BC Women Tech Groups alliance, coordinating Vancouver’s first Women in Tech Regatta to be held next January.
Fariba is the Vice-Chair of WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks in BC and is a Director and past President of the Society of Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology. She is a Project and IT Professional with more than 20 years’ experience in various facets of IT. In 2017 Fariba was selected as one of the 150 Women Leaders to be engaged in a 3 years national project to promote diversity and gender equality. Fariba is very involved in the community issues including thru organizations like Wired Woman Society, Unicef Canada, Engineers without Border, IEBCA, Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver and many more.
Kim is a Director of Recruitment at Women in Tech World and HR Manager at Globalme one fo the fastest growing companies in BC for 3 years in a row. Kim has been in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition for 14 years and estimates to have reviewed over 10,000 resumes and helped 500 people find their dream jobs just in the last 5 years. At Women in Tech World Kim helped build a recruitment strategy from the ground up, and recruit over 100 volunteers in 5 weeks to make sure that Driving Women in Tech initiative is a success.
Elena Yugai, Moderator
Elena Yugai is a growth strategist and community builder. For the last 10 years, she worked with a variety of tech and consumer goods companies as a business and growth consultant, and most recently as Chief of Staff at a digital media company in hyper-growth and a Growth Consultant with a VC-backed Silicon Valley SaaS company. Her expertise includes digital strategy, growth and scaling, and consumer research. Elena is also a frequent speaker and a community activist. She co-founded Women in Tech World and advises several tech women and entrepreneur organizations.