What are the essential ingredients to getting ahead in the workplace? Hard work, communication skills, and a generous dose of luck all play a role, of course. Another important key ingredient-the one that is often overlooked-is the ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities to negotiate for your future career success.
In this event, we will equip participants with essential negotiation skills shared by a panel of successful women from AWS Canada, who have negotiated their career advancement to where they are today.
Following the panel discussion, the participants will also have a chance to use some of the "tools" the panelists discussed and apply them to their personal experiences in a 20-minute workshop.
Radhika has been engrained in technology for most of her life and is currently an Account Executive at Amazon Web Services where her customers are budding Startups across Canada. She previously completed a couple of internships in process engineering at Proctor & Gamble. At AWS, she's had 3 roles in the last 3.5 years, working from being an Inside Sales Rep to a Territory Account Manager and now helping Startups.
Elizabeth Carson - Area Practice Leader, Professional Services at Amazon Web Services
Elizabeth Carson is a senior IT leader who has been at the forefront of the ever-changing tech industry for the last 25 years. She leads the Professional Services team at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada, working day to day with organizations of all sizes who are working quickly to adopt cloud technology to be competitive in today's economy. Elizabeth holds a BA in English from Queen's University and is a voracious reader to this day.
Maria Ellis - Canadian Lead AWS Partners, Public Sector
Maria believes fundamentally in the value of technology, and it is on this premise that she has shaped her career. Based in Toronto, she was hired for her deep expertise in channel management to align AWS with the multitude of partners to the Public Sector in Canada. With a national staff; Maria and the team enhance the partner journey with development and best practices, while increasing adoption of cloud services across the Canadian Government, Education, Healthcare and Not for Profit business.
Andrea Baptiste - Startup Ecosystem Leader
Andrea Baptiste is an accomplished Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of success in enterprise, B2B and B2C software, SaaS and telecommunications networking. She has been a founding member/CEO at 4 tech startups, in both Canada and Silicon Valley. She is also an angel investor in tech and CPG companies. Andrea currently leads the Global Strategic Startup team at Amazon. She was the first startup team member hire by Amazon to lead the startup business.
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.