The 2020 #WhatWorks – BC Tech’s Women In Tech Series

Diversity is a hot topic in the tech industry — and because it’s discussed frequently, it might be easy to feel like things have already changed. But the fact is women make up only 18 percent of the tech workforce here in B.C.

On December 4th 2019, BC Tech celebrated what was scheduled to be the conclusion of our #WhatWorks Women in Tech fall series, which was designed to move the dial on increasing the participation and success of women in the technology industry. The series has received many positive acknowledgements on how it has pushed change to the industry by equipping hundreds of women with strategies for shaping successful tech careers.

The response to fall series and our recommendations  has been so remarkable, we are thrilled to announce that #WhatWorks series has been extended through March. Through a series of solution-oriented events, from roundtable discussions to skills workshops and panels, #WhatWorks Women in Tech Winter series aim to boost participation of women in tech and learn from empowering leaders from PwC, Electronic Arts, Business in Vancouver, Hootsuite, High impact lab, Northwest Capital, Rival Technologies and many more. Join us, in sharing success stories and strategies that lead the way for the wider community

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Building Diversity in Tech

January 29

Using purposeful diversity and inclusion strategies to build high-impact teams.

Led by Sheila Bouman, Principal Consultant
High Impact Labs

Women Investors

February 04

Better understand the investment landscape to unlock new capital and expertise to support growing/scaling ventures.

Led by Jill Earthy in partnership with WD, FWE & Female Funders

Ask Me Anything

February 12 

Real questions and real answers from 3 women leaders not afraid to speak their minds:

Kirsten Sutton, Tamara Taggart and Jill Tipping

Moderated by Hayley Woodin, Business in Vancouver


February 20

Join us for an evening of 6 tech company pitches from amazing women execs.

Negotiation Skills

February 26

Boost your skills, get comfortable with negotiation and power your career.
Led by Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech

Fireside Chat with Heidi Rolston of Uppity Girls Production

March 3

Hear from the expert on building diverse and inclusive Boards, executive teams & organizations.

Heidi Rolston, Advisor, Philanthropy Insight & Co Founder, Uppity Girl Productions

A “Manel”/Panel with a Difference

March 11

A panel of male allies address what men can do to move the needle on diversity and inclusion.

With BC Tech leaders Cam Burke, Managing Director, PWC Canada Dan Box, VP, Electronic Arts Matt Switzer, Partner, Northwest Capital & Andrew Reid, CEO, Rival Technologies

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Sponsorship opportunities available for a limited time. To learn more contact

#WhatWorks Partners