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Speed Mentoring - Taking the Lead

Most people would agree that everyone can benefit from having a mentor and that mentoring can have a great impact on your career. But, what makes a great mentor and how do you go about finding one?

Join the Discovery Foundation’s Speed Mentoring Program in Collaboration with WCT, a free event series which seeks to break down barriers by providing informal mentoring opportunities open to all women, trans, and non-binary folk working in communications and technology.

A Speed Mentoring event consists of a series of short, round-table discussions facilitated by one volunteer mentor and up to four mentees, creating opportunities to:

  • Form new connections with both mentors and mentees from a diverse set of backgrounds

  • Explore how having a mentor could support you and your career

  • Gather a range of new perspectives on a challenge you are currently facing

  • Share your wisdom and experience by being a mentor yourself.

You'll also have a chance to win a wine tasting at Township 7 for you and 9 friends!


When: Tuesday, September 18

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Where: Hootsuite, 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, V5T 1R6

Cost: Free

Light snacks and refreshments included.


The theme for this event is Taking the Lead. Participants are encouraged to share a challenge they are currently facing and for which they are seeking guidance and support. Register now to be a mentee!

Want to become a mentor instead? Email us at with a little about yourself. And if you’re not available September 18th, don’t worry. Communicate your interest in our next Speed Mentoring event in November!

    A huge thank you to our space sponsor, Hootsuite !

Hootsuite is the most widely used social media management platform. Our battle-tested technology, extensive ecosystem, and social DNA help organizations create human connections at scale. Hootsuite has close to 1000 employees spread out across Vancouver, San Francisco, London, Singapore and others and has more than 16 million users including more than 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

A registered charity now governed by its own Board of Directors, the Discovery Foundation’s mandate is to promote and facilitate innovation and the development of the technology sector in British Columbia.

Its principal role is the delivery of the Technology Education Program (TEP) through selected Agents who educate technology entrepreneurs in British Columbia.  Each year, industry organizations and educational institutions apply to be TEP Agents through a competitive process.  This process ensures the delivery of the highest quality programs


September 18th, 2018 5:00 PM
5 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1R6

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