Virtual meetups encourage women in tech
Three Manitoba tech non-profits are working together to retain, encourage and inspire women in tech via virtual meetings once a month.
The Manitoba Women in Tech meetup group held its official launch in January, with close to 100 women in attendance. It’s organized by women from Tech Manitoba, New Media Manitoba and North Forge Technology Exchange.
Kay Gardiner, the chief executive officer of Tech Manitoba, said the free meetings on the third Wednesday of the month are intended as a networking opportunity for women, to support and retain women in their careers and improve the local tech industry’s overall health.
"Women in the tech sector are interested in getting together, to talk about their careers, pathways and job opportunities," she said, adding that while there have been groups already addressing the issues, this is the first time everyone has been brought together under one umbrella.