We're excited to announce WCT Celebrates: Sparks of Change, a leadership excellence event series presented by Microsoft. Seven webinars throughout the month of March will be a chance for you to meet and engage with the recipients of our 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence Awards. Having to cancel our 2020 Annual Leadership Excellence Awards Gala meant finding a new way to applaud the honourees. We are proud to expand the celebration of award recipients to more people in more locations.
Virtual event series schedule:
March 4, 12pm EST: Chameli Naraine, CEO, Symcor (2020 Company of the Year) and Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada, in conversation.
March 4, 2pm EST: Sarah Paquet, Director & CEO, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (2020 Public Sector Champion-Government), Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder & Director, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University (2020 Public Sector Champion-Academic), and Anuja Sheth, VP, Business Networks and Bell TV, Bell (2019 Trailblazer), moderated by Lisa Carroll, Canadian Public Sector Leader, Microsoft Canada.
March 11, 12pm: Francoise Gagnon, CEO, ADGA Group Consultants Inc. (2020 Trailblazer), Sonia Brar, VP, Customer Operations Strategy, Design & Delivery, Bell (2020 Innovator), and Sherry Vanstone, Founder, President & CEO, Profound Impact (2020 Entrepreneur), moderated by Carole Santerre, VP, Network Reliability & Service Assurance, Shaw Communications. (Sponsored by Shaw Communications.)
March 11, 2pm: Victoria Pelletier, VP & Senior Partner, North American Talent & Transformation Leader, IBM (2020 Mentor) and Caroline Gayle, Managing Director, Accenture (2019 Mentor), moderated by Cheryl Fullerton, EVP, People & Communications, Corus Entertainment (2020 WCT Leader)
March 17, 12pm: Xerxes Cooper, General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Canada (2020 Diversity Champion) and Dr. Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dean, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University (2019 Diversity Champion), moderated by Suzanne Gagliese, VP, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft
March 17, 2pm: Eilidh Lindsay-Sinclair, Director, Marketing, CloudKettle (2020 Rising Star), Fatima Khalid, Developer Programs Engineer, Pantheon Platform (2018 Rising Star), Valerie Song, CEO, AVA & Kids Code Jeunesse Volunteer and Kate Arthur, CEO & Founder, Kids Code Jeunesse (2020 Empowerment)
March 25, 2pm: Sabrina Geremia, VP and Country Director, Google Canada (2020 Woman of the Year) and Rola Dagher, Global Channel Chief, Dell Technologies (2019 Woman of the Year) (2020 Woman of the Year) in conversation.
Take advantage of one of these affordable registration options:
Participate in the entire series (save 40% on price of individual events): $90 WCT members, $150 non-members
Register for an individual event: $15 WCT members, $25 non-members
You may register for the full series of webinars (7 webinars total), or individually for one or more webinars. Please ensure that your selections are correct prior to purchase. WCT members must sign in to their account to receive their member discount. If you are registering with an Event Supporter discount code, please enter your discount code in the box provided.
All session times are listed in EST. Online registration closes 90 minutes prior to event start time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register once registration has closed. Registration for the "entire series" option closes March 4 at 10:30am EST.
With ongoing support from Women and Gender Equality 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.