Atlantic Landscape of Women in Tech - Opportunities and challenges currently facing women in tech: Join CanWIT Atlantic Chapter’s Inaugural Teleforum– Tues, June 7th at 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time
May 31, 2011

Join this free 45 minute inaugural Teleforum to learn more about the current Atlantic Landscape for Women in Technology. Listen to the unique perspectives of two of Atlantic Canada’s own amazing women in technology to understand how we can work together to encourage women to enter, remain, and succeed in our sector.  Join the discussion and participate in an interactive forum following our speakers’ presentations to provide your own regional perspective!

Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance) has recently launched an Atlantic Chapter to bring together and support women in Atlantic Canada’s technology sector, providing opportunities for career growth, collaboration, and networking fun!  Our aim is to help women at all stages of their careers, from new entrants to the industry to those in more senior positions, as well as women entrepreneurs. 

Our Expert Speakers:
 
Shelley Hessian – Manager of Entrepreneurial Programs, Innovacorp  Shelley Hessian has more than 15 years experience working with small and medium business enterprises, specifically in project management, business development and planning, and strategy implementation. Joining Innovacorp in 2007 as project manager of the organization's I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition, Shelley has been instrumental in the growth and success of the competition, which now happens every two years. She also runs the Early Stage Commercialization Fund, manages Innovacorp's other university and college outreach activities, and works one-on-one with Innovacorp's early stage technology client companies.
 
Eunice Hooper – Director and Founding Partner, E-By Design Technologies Inc.Eunice Hooper is Director and Founding Partner of E-By Design Technologies Inc., and a designated Project Management Professional. She is currently working in St John's NF in the telecom sector.  She has worked closely with NGOs and private Industry (e.g. Electronic Arts) to successfully manage and deliver multi-million dollar software projects. Eunice's role at E-By Design is strategic planning and execution. Her fresh and simple approach to business reveals an uncanny ability to see patterns where none were obvious. Through a relentless belief that people make the difference between success and failure, she has guided many an individual and an organization through organizational change to success. She is a trusted advisor and a truly dedicated Director.

++ Action Item: How do I sign up?If you are interested in participating in this Teleforum please contact Emily Boucher at eboucher@cata.ca
 
*Please note that there is no charge to participate in this teleforum
 
About CanWIT: CanWIT (Canadian Women in Technology) is a community network designed to boost women's participation and advancement in the high-growth technology sector. Our mission is to help women in technology companies advance in their careers and succeed as entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, professional development and advocacy. Our vision is to be Canada's premier "go to" forum that is committed to the advancement of women in technology under the CATAAlliance innovation umbrella.
 
CanWIT Forum is a division of CATAAlliance, the industry's largest high tech trade association, enabling us to advocate for and and assist women across all technology sectors. CanWIT members benefit from CATA's platform of services and resources and from CATA's overall mandate to advance the business of technology.
 
Join the CanWIT Forum, a division of CATAAlliance today.