Navigating the Job Search in Today’s Gig Economy: Key Lessons from Kanata’s Leading Women in Tech

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WCT members and guests are invited to join us for breakfast and a panel discussion on the modern job hunt to kickoff TECHNATA. Event presented by WCT National Capital Region and Kanata North Business Association.

Join WCT National Capital Region and the Kanata North Business Association for a panel discussion with leading female professionals in Ottawa’s technology landscape. Hosted as part of the second annual Discover TECHNATA Career and Tech Fair, this panel discussion will provide invaluable insights and advice from human resources executives in the tech sector on navigating the job search in today’s gig economy. 

Panelists will include some of the top women in executive HR roles in technology in Kanata, including:  

  • Lisa Scian, Director, Human Resources, ProntoForms 
  • Heather Tyrie, VP Human Resources & Operations, You.i TV
  • Vicki Coughey, COO, Fidus Systems
  • Amanda Gordon, VP of HR, Stratford Managers
  • Anne Graham, Director of HR, Pythian (Moderator) 

What is the “Gig Economy”?

Since about 2012, there has been a rise in what is referred to as the “gig” or “on demand” economy. This new model sees more and more companies using contingent, freelance or independent contractors as part of their operations structure, shaped by business models like that of Airbnb and Uber. In fact, a study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors – a trend expected to impact Canada’s employment landscape as well.

Many professionals around the world, including in Ottawa’s tech community, sustain themselves by using these online conduits to secure employment and build their careers. This event will provide insights and direction for job-seeking professionals in Ottawa’s tech community, offering creative and innovative strategies for pursuing and securing new roles.  

About Kanata North Business Association’s Discover TECHNATA

As Canada’s largest Technology Park and a vibrant tech hub, Kanata North has long been recognized as a hotbed of technology innovation.  The Kanata North Business Association proudly presents the second annual Discover TECHNATA Career and Tech Fair, one of the largest career and technology expos in Ottawa. This career fair offers local businesses the opportunities to exhibit their products and services and recruit talent. Learn more about Discover TECHNATA.

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsor

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March 28th, 2017 8:00 AM   to   10:00 AM
Shakers Room, Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive
Kanata, ON K2K 2W2
WCT Members $ 25.00
Guests $ 35.00
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