Jumpstart Your Journey - Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

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Jumpstart Your Journey is a virtual career development workshop designed specifically to support graduates, newcomers to Canada, and women of colour. 

With a focus on the entrepreneurship and technology industries, this 2.5 hour workshop will teach you how to create your own opportunities, develop your personal brand, and give you strategies in overcoming bias in the workplace. 

Have you ever thought “I wish I’d known that sooner”?  So have we!  And so have our guest speakers, so don’t miss your chance to gather insights from their experiences. 

In this webinar you will: 

• Be inspired by the career journeys of our diverse women speakers 

• Gain an understanding of Canada's entrepreneurship and technology industries 

• Learn how to create your own opportunities in the workplace 

• Understand issues surrounding gender equality in the Ottawa/Gatineau region and how to overcome bias 

Event Program

  1. Digital Transformation Vidya ShankarNarayan, CIO & ADM of Agriculture Canada
  2. You Can Achieve it if You Believe it University of Ottawa x WCT
  3. Finding Your Why and Sharing It (Digital Marketing & Branding) Sarah Stockdale, Founder of Growclass
  4. Building Your Dream: Entrepreneurship 101 Nouhaila Chelkhaoui, DMZ Women Founders Program
  5. Challenges and Opportunities for Women in STEM Starting out Their Career Fatima Khalid, Developer Programs Engineer, Pantheon
  6. Pay Equity: An Essential Part of Closing the Wage Gap Karen Jensen, Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
  7. Preparing for the Future of Work Saadia Muzaffar, Tech Girls Canada



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.
  • This event is offered in English. 
  • 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. 
April 10th, 2021 10:30 AM through  1:00 PM
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