September 18, 2012
Attn: Community executives
From: John Reid, CEO, CATAAlliance
CATAAlliance firmly believes in the importance of mentorship to the creation of a globally competitive Innovation Nation. We have a dual responsibility to encourage more young Canadians to pursue successful careers in their different technology fields and to help start-up entrepreneurs become global successes, by connecting them with the mentors, networks, support and knowledge they need to excel.
Sir Terence Matthews, founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover, and CATAAlliance National Spokesperson hosted a recent Teleforum where executives sought advice and guidance on some of the issues confronting them in building their enterprises.
Listen to and benefit from the advice that Mr. Matthews provided to Alison Gibbins, founder of SIMPLIFY Analytics, a startup based in Toronto who just launched www.babySIMPLIFY.com - it helps expectant parents figure out what they need for their family.
++ Action Items:
Here are some of the ways you can engage with us: promote Mentorship through your internal networks; assist in recruiting mentors and mentees; host a mentorship workshop; and, create a testimonial video of a mentor and mentee. Please discuss your interests with CATA's Director of Communications and Executive Director of CanWIT, Emily Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourage you to join our social media networks. For executives who wish to be part of the CATA network (5300 members) please go to this URL:
That puts you first in line for updates and peer connections.
President & CEO, CATAAlliance