The London Chapter of Women in Communications and Technology is kicking off our Fall 2019 season with a fun new event showcasing the power and value of mentorship. Led by career and personal counsellor Carolyn Laing, this interactive discussion will guide you through the ins and outs of being a mentor, finding a mentor, and getting the most out of this highly beneficial relationship.
The evening will also feature speakers from our local WCT community who have participated in mentorship and who can attest to the value they've received through the mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.
This is an evening about you, our members and supporters; celebrating what we have built together - a network of like-minded women with the common goal to connect, learn, and succeed. Join us for an evening of networking and growing together.
When: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:30pm Where: Taproot (2nd Floor of The Root Cellar), 623 Dundas St., Old East Village, London Price: $20 (non-member) / $15 (member) / $10 (student) + HST Ticket includes food and one drink ticket for the cash bar
Carolyn Laing, B.A., M.A. Counselling Psychology
Carolyn is passionate about empowering others to overcome existing barriers to performing to their fullest potential in their personal, academic and professional lives. She believes that confidence is key to reaching goals and achieving success. Carolyn is an enthusiastic and engaging indvidual dedicated to helping others recognize their special talents and unique skills.
Carolyn has worked in both the public and private sectors specializing in the areas of recruitment, training and development. She has gained valuable coaching experience through her work with laid off employees trying to re-enter the workforce, as a job coach for developmentally disabled youth, as the coordinator of a mentoring program for college students preparing to enter into the workforce and as a career counselor for Womanpower Inc and Blue Core Coaching. Carolyn has developed and facilitated numerous workshops on social skills and career development tools.
Carolyn obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Dalhousie University and subsequently graduated from Fanshawe College with a Human Resources Management certificate. Carolyn most recently spent two years living in Berkeley, California where she completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology.
Parking, Venue & Registration Info
Parking is available in front and behind the venue on a first-come first-served basis. Additional parking can be found in Municipal Lot 4 on Marshall Street.
Established in 1991, Canadian Women in Communications and Technology's (WCT) mission is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of women through a coast to coast network of professional women, men and companies in communications and technology.
Headquartered in Ottawa, WCT empowers women in broadcasting, cable, telecommunications, digital media and technology to achieve professional success, to aim higher and to be recognized for their achievements.
Through partnerships with organizations such as Information Communications Technology Council, Information Technology Alliance of Canada and Wired Women, WCT has increased its efforts to strengthen the leadership role of women driving innovation and smart growth in Canada.
Our vision is to be the leading organization that inspires and advances women as leaders and contributors to Canada's digital economy.
We will achieve our vision through leadership and skills development, mentorship, recognition and by building and promoting a national community for women in communications and technology.
To be the catalyst for advancing women's leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors
To facilitate women's career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition
To help companies access female talent
1500 members across Canada from all sectors of the communications and technology sectors. Ten Chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Edmonton, Calgary, Manitoba, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, New Brunswick.