Blueprint for Women's Leadership Discussion Roundtable

Invitation to participate in the creation of a “Blueprint for Women’s Leadership in the Digital Economy”: Special Guest Speaker Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia.



The strength of Canada’s Digital Economy lies in making progress on gender diversity. Your experience and insights are highly valued and as such, I would like to invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion in Halifax on March 28, 2017.

This roundtable is one of a series of such discussions to be held in six Canadian cities to consult with industry leaders and identify effective strategies for the inclusion and advancement of women.

We are honoured to have Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia, President and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia,  join us to provide keynote remarks to begin our discussions.  Ulrike has had a distinguished international technology career spanning in the private, public and academic sectors in four continents.  She is a passionate advocate for the economic and societal impact of digital technology and for the active engagement of women in the digital sector.

Our organization, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) has undertaken this important project with the support of Status of Women Canada, because we believe that women are significantly under-represented in Canada's communications, media and technology industries (CMT). These industries are vital to a robust 21st century digital Canadian economy. WCT believes that our economic future depends on increasing the numbers of women contributing to and leading CMT enterprises.

Our goal therefore is to identify the most effective strategies for the inclusion and advancement of women in communications, media and technology, with results to be published in a “Blueprint for Women’s Leadership in the Digital Economy,” which WCT will disseminate widely throughout the industry.

Roundtable participants (CMT industry leaders as well as prominent advocates for the advancement of women) will:

  • Review the current state and maturity of programs supporting women’s career advancement
  • Identify the conditions and resources that need to be put in place for women’s success
  • And identify the most innovative and replicable practices and programs that return the best inclusion and business results.

I hope you can join us in this important work. Your contribution to our “Blueprint” would be invaluable as we marshal the best ideas on this issue. 



Here is more information on the WCT Roundtables held across the country.

March 28th, 2017 8:30 AM   to   11:30 AM
Multipurpose Room (2nd floor), Rosaria Student Centre, MSVU, 166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS
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