#WhatWorks – BC Tech’s Women In Tech Series

While B.C.’s technology industry is a national leader in many ways that matter — as a startup hub, “unicorn” breeding ground and sub-sector hotspot — there is one area where we can do much more to unlock tech’s full potential: The participation of women.

Finding ways to make the sector stronger is an essential part of BC Tech’s mission. Boosting the number of women in the sector and sharing skills, experiences and techniques for success will do just that.

Our list of recommendations for #WhatWorks Women in Tech Series is now live.

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Through a series of solution-oriented events, from roundtable discussions to skills workshops and panels, we aim to boost participation of women in tech and learn from companies that lead in this area like Allocadia, Beanworks, Clevest, Clio, East Side Games, Galvanize, SAP, Sophos, Stemcell, ThoughtExchange, Unbounce, Work at Play, and many more.

At the end of the series, B.C. Tech will publish our #WhatWorks guide for the industry, a set of practical actionable strategies grounded in real working success stories.


October 16

Join us for an evening of tech company pitches, 6 of our 10 presenters are galvanizing women!

Negotiation Skills workshop

October 23

Boost your skills, get comfortable with negotiation and power your career

Led by Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech

Women Leaders Panel

October 30


Laurie Schultz, CEO of Galvanize

Kristine Steuart, CEO of Allocadia

Janet Wood, interim CEO of Science World

Speaking Up workshop

November 6


Tools for effective communication and public speaking to equip you to influence and be heard

Led by Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech

Careers in Tech 

November 19


Strategies for a successful tech career from job search through career progression.

Led by David Hargreaves, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Seaspan Shipyards

#WhatWorks roundtable

November 21

Exploring the stories of B.C. companies that have deployed successful strategies

Led by Sheila Bouman, Principal Consultant
High Impact Lab

Mental Toughness 

December 4


Build your inner game to thrive through change and deliver your mission

Led by Sean Bacon, President Dynamic Shift Consulting

What Works: Women in Tech

December 04

Closing reception & publication and launch of the #WhatWorks strategies

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Sponsorship opportunities available for a limited time. To learn more contact hello@wearebctech.com.

#WhatWorks Partners