WEBINAR: The New Networking: Being an Advocate for Yourself and Others

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We often talk about the importance of networking and building strong connections to be successful personally and professionally, but when talking about womxn in tech careers, our focus is usually on social networks that can provide support and encouragement. Though there is no doubt that these connections are important and valuable, we also need to talk about how to build effective business networks that can accelerate career advancement and business growth.

There is no lack of skilled and qualified womxn talent, yet womxn are underrepresented in the tech industry as a whole, and in leadership roles in particular. This discrepancy will not be addressed by providing support and training, but requires womxn having equitable access to relevant opportunities. By building effective business networks, womxn can create such opportunities for each other, channeling the old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

Join us on April 29th to hear four women leaders talk about their career journeys, sharing experiences and lessons learned that can help you build your business network.

This webinar will cover:

  • Creating, maintaining and expanding your business network.
  • Advocating for yourself and finding career sponsors.
  • Being an advocate and champion for other women, sharing and creating opportunities. 


jag_headshot.jpgJay-Ann Gilfoy, CEO at Vancity Community Investment Bank

Jay-Ann Gilfoy is CEO of Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), a values-driven bank and a national subsidiary of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity). A visionary leader with more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive, Jay-Ann is focused on bringing to life VCIB’s bold vision of financing a sustainable tomorrow and unique model of partnering exclusively with organizations driving positive social and environmental change in their communities.

marciejonesnewhs.jpgMarcie Jones, Director of Product Delivery at TC Energy. 

As a Director in the IS organization, Marcie is accountable to deliver business outcomes through innovative technologies and driving a culture of innovation. Prior to joining TC Energy, Marcie built a strong profile within the Calgary community, working at Amazon Web Services. Here she enabled enterprise customer to accelerate their adoption of the cloud and realize transformational results.



sve_bio_pic.jpgStephanie Van Eyk, General Manager at Slalom

Stephanie Van Eyk is the General Manager of Slalom’s Vancouver market.   Slalom is a purpose driven modern consulting company that puts people first.  Stephanie is an inspirational leader with over 20 years of experience building successful businesses and delivering meaningful outcomes. She focuses on helping Slalom’s people, clients and communities thrive. 


christin_wiedemann.jpegChristin Wiedemann, Director of Quality Engineering at Slalom Build

A Ph.D. particle physicist by training, Christin uses her scientific background and analytical skills to dissect complex software solution problems. Her career in the technology sector has primarily been spent in the professional services industry, starting as a quality assurance consultant and progressing through different manager and director roles. As Director of Quality Engineering at Slalom Build, she is part of an incredible team of quality advocates, working collaboratively with clients to create groundbreaking products, while simultaneously advancing quality engineering practices.


This webinar takes place at 3pm EST. Registration closes 90 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. 

April 29th, 2021 3:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Individual (WCT Members, please sign for discount) $ 33.90 (includes taxes of $ 3.90)
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