Canadian Women in Technology Receives Over 35 Applicants for New Advisory Council
August 2, 2012

OTTAWA - CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance, will be announcing the members of its new CanWIT Advisory Council (CAC) next week. With over 35 incredibly qualified and talented applicants, the nominating committee will select 9 – 12 entrepreneurs, industry and academic leaders, and students. All applicants also have the opportunity to participate on CanWIT’s Mentorship Committee and as Community Leaders in their regions. This new and more diversified operating model will evolve our stakeholder representation to meet the needs of women in our Advanced Technology Sector.

The CAC will serve as a governing body to provide guidance and advice in relation to the implementation and operation of CanWIT's mandate to support women in Canada's advanced technology sector, and also offers a community network to assess needs, trends, and achievements. The CAC will consult on a regular basis to contribute to both the current and future initiatives of CanWIT.

“I’m so pleased to receive so many strong applicants from talented women across the country who will assist in growing and strengthening CanWIT,” says Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie, CEO and Chair of CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance. “I’m very excited to officially announce the council by the end of next week and to start implementing a strong governance model to ensure CanWIT provides world-class support and services to its members and Canada’s technology community.”

CanWIT recently broadened its mandate to offer new opportunities for its membership base and to increase strategic partnerships across North America. New partnerships with U.S.-based Springboard Enterprises and Startup Canada will also assist in fostering CanWIT’s commitment to mentorship, entrepreneurship for women-led tech companies, and innovation.

The official announcement of the CAC will be posted on both www.cata.ca and www.canwit.ca.

For more information on CanWIT or to get involved, please contact Emily Boucher at eboucher@cata.ca.

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About CanWIT, a Division of CATAAlliance
Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT, a division of CATAAlliance) is a national volunteer organization with the aim of: 1) encouraging young women to consider a career in a technology field, 2) help accelerate, retain, and support the careers of women already in the field, and 3) through its partnership with Springboard Enterprises offer a premier platform for entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts to meet and build great women-led technology-based businesses.