Since 1991, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) has been dedicated to the advancement of women as leaders and contributors to Canada’s technology and communications sectors.
Through a coast to coast chapters and a national network of women, leaders, companies and partners, WCT empowers women and their careers and contributes to Canada’s growth of the information, communications and technology talent pool.
With an extensive set of programs in professional and leadership development, mentorship and career support, as well as a suite of local and national networking opportunities, we enable women to achieve professional success and to be recognized for their achievements. Our corporate partners benefit from access to a growing national network of professional women and our national programs and the ability to partner to achieve their gender equity and diversity goals.
As the leading organization that inspires and advances women as leaders and contributors to Canada’s technology and communications sectors, we advocate for equal representation of women driving innovation and smart growth in Canada.
We achieve our vision to close the gender gap through thought leadership and skills development, mentorship, recognition of women's contributions, and by building and promoting a national community for women in communications and technology in Canada.
- To be the catalyst for women’s participation and leadership in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors
- To facilitate women's career advancement through mentorship, skills and leadership training, networking, and recognition
- To advocate for a larger and more influential place for women in the digital space
- To assist employers to attract and recruit professional women in the knowledge workforce
What We Do
WCT is committed to advancing women in Canada by providing opportunities for members to remain relevant and connected through strong relationships and continuous learning. WCT is a national association uniquely focused on providing local and national networking, mentoring and educational opportunities for women in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) industries. Through each of these focus areas, WCT works towards closing the gender gap and reaching equality in Canada's digital economy.
What We Advocate
WCT advocates for a larger and more influential place for women in the digital space. Our Up the Numbers program is providing a focus on the importance of knowing where women are in the digital economy, setting targets for improvement and report our progress. We work with companies, governments and academic institutions to help shape best practices and strategies to recruit and advance women in the digital economy. We have conducted a nationwide dialogue on reducing the obstacles to women in digital industries resulting in the writing of Closing the Gender Gap: A Blueprint for Women's Leadership in the Digital Economy. It is an advisory guide on building strong productive careers for women in our industry.
WCT welcomes women, and men, to join our network of more than 2000 professionals across Canada. We encourage women working in communications and technology roles in all sectors, as well as women working in all fields at communications, media and technology companies.
In the larger WCT network are thousands of professionals in 11 Chapters coast to coast: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, New Brunswick and Halifax.
Become a member today to take advantage of WCT's networking, mentorship and professional development opportunities. Explore what we offer.
WCT is a not-for-profit organization that operates on funding from sponsors, as well as revenue generated from member dues and events.
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