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Sep
21
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Shari Graydon @ KEY Big Data Hub
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Shari Graydon @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Women in Media and Advertising

Speaker: Shari Graydon

Catalyst, Informed Opinions

An award-winning author, advocate and speaker with 25 years of experience on both sides of the microphone, Shari Graydon founded and currently leads Informed Opinions, a non-profit project of Media Action working to amplify women’s voices.

A former newspaper columnist, TV producer and commentator for CBC, she also served as press secretary to a provincial premier, and as president of Media Action (then called MediaWatch). Shari has taught communications and presentation skills at Simon Fraser University, written speeches for public officials, and delivered communications and media training to public and private sector organizations across the country.

Shari received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons’ Case for her advocacy work on behalf of women the following year, among other impressive accomplishments.

Sep
25
Mon
Spirit of SCWIST Fundraiser @ Steamworks Brewing Co.
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirit of SCWIST Fundraiser @ Steamworks Brewing Co. | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
SCWIST is pleased to announce our first fundraiser for the Spirit of SCWIST endowment fund. Come join us at Steamworks Pub for an evening full of fun, inspiration and prizes.
With the launch of the new endowment to support the long term financial stability of SCWIST and our mission of encouraging, empowering, and promoting girls and women in science, technology, engineering and math – we are hosting a fundraiser party.
Your ticket gets you dinner (Pulled Pork Sandwich or Veggie Burger) plus an adult drink. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. You must be 19+ years of age to attend this event.
Entertainment for the evening includes:
  • Inspiring stories
  • Tax planning and legacy giving tips from the Vancouver Foundation
  • Good times with old and new friends
  • And some surprises we will share as the event draws nearer…
(If you have any leads on silent auction / raffle donations, please email director-finance@scwist.ca)
Want to make a donation right now? Click here
Remember to invite your friends, family and colleagues!
Sep
27
Wed
Coffee is Good for Business – A Special Blend of Networking @ Maury Young Arts Centre
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee is Good for Business - A Special Blend of Networking @ Maury Young Arts Centre | Whistler | British Columbia | Canada

Business is built on connections and relationships – not texts and emails.

Inviting someone for coffee can create unreal opportunities. If you do it right, the benefits can outweigh the ‘extra time’ it will take out of your day. Leave it up to chance, and all you’ll get is another debit on your coffee card. This engaging and high energy session will provide you with specific tools to “brew” your business.  Cathy Kuzel’s networking intel will help you set yourself apart from other ‘coffee dates,’ make the most of your valuable time and get people talking about you and your business.

Key takeaways:

  • The difference between “instant,” “decaf” and “fully-leaded” coffee meetings
  • 5 points to keep your coffee meetings casual but controllable
  • How to leverage your meetings to acquire clients, referrals and ultimately grow your business.

Meet the Speaker: Cathy Kuzel
www.CathyKuzel.com
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A dynamic speaker, author and award winning business expert with a deep knowledge of the art of human connections, Cathy Kuzel is increasingly sought after both nationally and internationally as an expert on “All Things Small Biz”. Cathy believes that “Knowledge Shared is Success Magnified” and has been supporting ambitious entrepreneurs to communicate their brilliance to increase visibility and profitability.

Cathy’s passion and dedication to helping entrepreneurs succeed also extends to her current position as Sales Expert at Small Business BC, her involvement with the Womens’ Enterprise Centre, Futurepreneurs, Junior Achievement, her community. She is also the author of “Are You a Collector or a Connector?” and “I’m on the Phone!” her podcast series “Coffee with Cathy” and the internationally recognized, “Daily Espressos – To Kickstart Your Day.” Her purpose is to help you STAND UP and STAND OUT in your business. In addition to coaching clients in her private practice, Cathy is also the founder of The Connected Woman Association, an organization supporting entrepreneurial women that encompasses many industries, levels of experience and diverse backgrounds. TCWA has developed a dynamic community model that allows women to go “Beyond the Business Card”® to build strong personal connections resulting in even stronger business alliances – both off line and online.
www.theconnectedwoman.com

Special Additional Workshop: 
Want more on building, leveraging and influencing your connections? Join Cathy Thursday, Sept. 28th at the Whistler Chamber for CONNECT! A workshop that focuses on tools, techniques and words to build, leverage and influence.
Register at: https://connect-workshop-whistler.eventbrite.com

Cancellation Policy: Payment is non refundable for cancellations made within 3 business days of the event, or non attendance on the day.
If you have registered and paid for an event or training, you will be automatically added to the attendance list.

Oct
12
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer @ KEY Big Data Hub
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Steven Spencer @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Social Psychological Phenomena

Speaker: Dr. Steven Spencer

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Chair in Social Psychology, Ohio State University

Dr. Steven Spencer is a preeminent scholar of stereotypes and prejudice and their effects on people’s self-concept and academic performance. He published the pioneering study of stereotype threat on women’s math performance in a 1999 article that has been cited over 2,500 times. Dr. Spencer has more than a decade of experience at the University of Waterloo researching how implicit biases affect women in math and engineering. Dr. Spencer’s more recent experience is in conducting and assessing the overall effectiveness of longitudinal interventions in educational contexts.

Oct
19
Thu
DNA Family-style Dinner at Calabash @ Calabash Restaurant
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DNA Family-style Dinner at Calabash @ Calabash Restaurant  | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Come join the DNA ladies at Calabash for a family-style Caribbean dinner. We’ll be enjoying jerk chicken, curries,, coconut dumplings, and more at this eclectic Gastown hot spot.

Price: $35+tax/tip (paid at the restaurant). To keep things simple, dinner will be on everyone’s own tab. The Eventbrite RSVP fee is only to reserve your place, and will be fully refunded to your credit card when you show up. It’s just insurance for our small non-profit, to make sure we don’t get stuck with your bill if you bail!

Refundable RSVP:
Members: $30 reservation fee (Will be refunded to members upon showing up).
Non-members: $40 reservation fee, which includes our $10 checking it out fee* ($30 will be refunded upon showing up).

*Are you interested in joining DNA but aren’t yet a member? We’d love for you to come meet us, and see if we are a good fit. Please reserve a ticket under “checking it out”. Or JOIN DNA to become our newest member! Your $10 non-member fee can be used towards membership dues.

Oct
26
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Cathy O’Neil @ Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Cathy O'Neil @ Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Gender in Research and Product Design

Speaker: Dr. Cathy O’Neil

Author, Weapons of Math Destruction

Dr. Cathy O’Neil is the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books, including Weapons of Math Destruction. She was the former Director of the Lede Program in Data Practices at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Tow Center, and was employed as the Data Science Consultant at Johnson Research Labs.

O’Neil attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1999, and afterward held positions in the mathematics departments of MIT and Barnard College. She left academia in 2007, and worked for four years in the finance industry.

Weapons of Math Destruction was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Nov
9
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Dr. Danielle Gaucher @ KEY Big Data Hub
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Dr. Danielle Gaucher @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Gendered Language

Speaker: Dr. Danielle Gaucher

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Winnipeg

Danielle Gaucher (PhD, University of Waterloo) is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Laboratory at the University of Winnipeg, MB, Canada. She studies how social inequality is maintained at individual and institutional levels with the goal of providing insight into social change, redress, and the re-engagement of member of vulnerable groups into the system.

Dr. Gaucher’s programmes of research investigate how, and why, social inequality is maintained, examining processes at both individual and institutional levels. Most of Dr. Gaucher’s research draws upon and extends social psychological theories of legitimacy, in particular system justification theory (SJT).

Nov
15
Wed
Leading the Way 2017 | Paying it Forward: the Role of a Champion @ Ogden Point Terminal
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date for the next great leadership conference for women in STEM! Our registration will be ready August 30 and we’ll be posting speaker and activity updates on the iwist website regularly. Early bird pricing is available until October 1.

Nov
23
Thu
President’s Dream Colloquium: Jo Miller @ KEY Big Data Hub
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
President's Dream Colloquium: Jo Miller @ KEY Big Data Hub | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada

We invite you to join us in “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Women as Leaders and Innovators

Speaker: Jo Miller

Founder, Be Leaderly

Jo founded Be Leaderly after meeting too many women with leadership potential that outshone their current positions. In her day job, Jo is CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., and creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership. She created the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system after interviewing more than 1,000 women and recognizing a common set of challenges encountered by women wanting to advance their careers – especially in industries long considered “a man’s world,” such as technology, finance, and energy. She now delivers more than 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women and has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for women’s conferences, women’s professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives.