Looking back at 2020, it may be tough to find the good. You may have faced setbacks or experienced new work pressures. You may be one of the many Canadian womxn disproportionately affected by COVID-19 (from workforce adjustments to fewer paid work hours).* You may be distant from loved ones. You may have felt the need for change.
You are not alone, we want to help.
Join us for an important and empowering discussion as we kick-off 2021 with three incredible experts on how we can connect, rebuild and support each other in this new economy.
Why attend this event?
Well, the pandemic struggle is real but good things happen when a group of smart women come together. Whether you're navigating the new realities of our workplaces, making a career pivot or juggling between the role of caregiver and working professional, this conversation will help us make the best out of these strange times through tangible tips for working women to excel in their careers.
What can you expect?
These lightning talks will be followed by an open discussion where we aim to support you - our community - through honest dialogue backed by the expertise of each of our speakers. While we won't be able to fully address these issues within 120 minutes, we do hope to use this time to learn from and to connect with each other, and to work towards charting a way forward together.
We hope that you leave this experience with:
A better understanding of how this pandemic has impacted Canadian wxn
Strategies and tools to overcome these obstacles both old and new
Authentic connections with a community that values your individuality and is ready to support you
Session One - Burnout, Boundaries and Balance by Shauna Moran
Shauna is an entrepreneur, accredited coach & consultant and emotional intelligence practitioner, dedicated to helping remote teams and leaders thrive. Her work at Operate Remote helps remote and multi-location companies improve employee performance and engagement. From working with thousands of business owners and leader all of the world, Operate Remote has been recognised as one of the Top Leadership Training and Coaching Businesses in Europe for 2020.
Session Two - 'Shecession' The impact of the pandemic on working women and how to create a new way forward by Allison Venditti, CHRP, CHRL
Her mission is to help moms create careers they love. Allison brings over ten years of experience in HR and career consulting working as a human resources consultant to companies ranging from 5 to 10 000 employees. She has personally worked with hundreds of employees and individuals in their efforts to transition into new roles; expand within their company or return to work after injury, illness or extended leave.
Session Three - Making a Comeback: Job Loss and Resiliency by Lucie Jeffers
Lucie Jeffers is an unconventional HR Expert and Champion of Diversity Equity & Inclusion. Currently Chief People Officer at Canada Learning Code, Lucie has dedicated her career to building human centric workplaces and cultivating inclusive cultures. With a career spanning across multiple industries and roles from entry level to c suite, Lucie uses lived experiences and real-world examples to shed light on overcoming adversity, unleashing untapped potential, empowering others and the power of possibility.
WCT NCR is committed to offering accessible events and as such:
This event is free of charge.
This event will be held virtually on Zoom, automatic closed captioning will be available in English.
While the event is offered in English, questions can be posed in French and the moderator will ensure it is addressed.
The event will be recorded - you will not be required to use your webcam.
Are you a caregiver? Kids, pets, all are welcome! We only ask you to keep your mics muted throughout the event unless you wish to speak.
If you can't make this event, register and we'll email you a recording of the presentation to watch at your convenience. Due to privacy concerns, only registered attendees can access the recording.
*Source: 2020 Vital Signs report series on gender equality in Canada. Community Foundations of Canada.
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.