#WhatWorks – Purpose Series

Finding ways to make the sector stronger is an essential part of BC Tech’s mission. Through a series of solution-oriented events, from guest speakers to impactful panels, we will explore the role Purpose plays in the BC Tech ecosystem and how purpose can power business resilience, culture and results.

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This latest #WhatWorks series is focused on how purpose drives performance, inspires teams, expands recruitment efforts and builds a community.

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B-Corp: July 8, 11:00 to noon

What is a B-Corp? How can it help with your corporate purpose? Find out how a B-Corp designation helps build a better business – better for workers, community, and the environment.

B-Corps are for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

There are over 1,800 Certified B Corps in over 50 countries across 130 different industries.

In Canada, we’re proud to have a diverse community of 270 B Corps, 97 of which are based out of the Western provinces.

Carla Heim from BDC will lead the session.

Neurodiversity: July 15, 11:00 to noon

Neurodiversity refers to the natural range of difference in human brain function, and in a workplace context, it’s an area of diversity and inclusion that refers to alternative thinking styles, such as dyslexia, autism, ADHD and dyspraxia. Hiring for neurodiversity can bring incredible benefits to your business. Learn how to harness neurodiversity in this educational workshop.

Carol Simpson from Focus Professional Service will lead the session.

Purpose Driven Results: A panel discussion: July 22, 11:00 to noon

Join our 2020 Spirit of BC Tech Purpose TIAs finalists: Aquatic Informatics, SkyHive and Thrive Health to learn how they are focusing on Purpose to drive results. How did Purpose inspire them to start their business? How does it guide them to overcome challenges, solve problems, and achieve excellence? We’ll explore how their sense of purpose contributed to their business success.

Jill Tipping will moderate the panel.

Implicit Bias: September 16, 11:00 to noon

What is implicit bias? Do you hold a bias you may or may not be aware of? What are the 6 power sources you need to be aware of? We have a special guest joining us to help us answer questions like that. Andrea Reimer, Adjunct Professor, UBC and former Vancouver City Councillor will walk us through an overview of implicit bias.

Join us for a fascinating session to discover things about yourself that you may not be aware of, and how you can overcome implicit biases to build a more purposeful company.

Gamechanger D & I: A Panel Discussion, October 1, 11:00 to noon

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is critically important to the tech sector. As Technology Impact Awards finalists for the D&I Gamechanger TIA, Vitro and CI Direct Investing (formerly Wealth- Bar) go above and beyond to successfully move the needle on Diversity and Inclusion.

Join us to find out how their success stories and their practical #WhatWorks strategies can help you too become a D&I Gamechanger.

Movember & Mental Health: October 14, 11:00 to noon

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. In this high-impact session led by Mitch Hermansen, we will talk men’s mental health and the importance of social connection – specifically, how can we empower employees to start conversations and support those in our lives who we think might be struggling?

You will learn about the challenges men typically face with their mental health (3 out 4 suicides in Canada are by men), but also highlight that these statistics are preventable and that we all have a role to play in supporting the mental health of those close to us – and it can be as simple as reaching out and starting a conversation.

The Value of a B-Corp Designation: October 28, 11:00 to noon

What is a B-Corp? How can it help with your corporate purpose? Find out how a B-Corp designation helps build a better business – better for workers, community, and the environment. B-Corps are for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. In fact, there are over 1,800 Certified B Corps in over 50 countries across 130 different industries.

Learn from local B-Corp leaders on how to harness your purpose and build a better business.

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