One organization which is working to make a difference is CATA WIT (Women in Technology Forum). The organization serves as a forum designed to help increase and support female participation and advancement in the IT industry. The organization has chapters in B.C., Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto and has about 250 members across the country.
Suzie Labonne, the Toronto chapter president at CATA WIT, says in the Toronto chapter, the organization has about 80 members.
“CATA WIT aims at helping women in technology-related careers,” Labonne said. “There's a need to create role models and to help girls and women to encourage them to have a career and progress in IT.”
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