9:45 AM09:45

We For She Kelowna


Find inspiration at WE FOR SHE Kelowna, a day where Okanagan high school students will learn how they can shape workplaces of the future. Learn about diversity, unconscious bias, leadership, innovative career opportunities and understand the need for gender equality in the workplace. The day includes dynamic keynote speakers, interactive polls and table discussions, thought-provoking workshops and an inspirational speaker series with local and national change-makers.


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8:30 PM20:30

WinSETT Leadership Workshop

WWEST is excited to host the WinSETT Centre as they present all five of their professional development workshops in Vancouver for the first time. After successfully running this leadership program in Edmonton for a number of years, the WinSETT Centre is now offering it across Canada. These workshops are tailored primarily to early to mid-career women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering, technology and trades (SETT) but graduate students and upper undergraduates will also find them an incredibly valuable experience. The program has been developed by professionals based on the experiences of women in SETT and is grounded in research and practices that work. 

The fourth workshop, Navigating Politics at Work, will be on April 7, 2017. It will help participants learn what workplace politics is relative to their experience, understand the informal organizational structures and relationships in the workplace that underpin these politics, and be better prepared to deal with specific political situations at work. Register before March 28 to get a 5% early bird discount!


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9:30 AM09:30

2017 Trades and Technology Conference for Women

A morning of fun, exploration, and inspiration. The conference is being held at the Tradex, in Abbotsford on April 5, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm (Check-in time: 9am) in conjunction with the SkillsCanada BC provincial competitions.

This event aims to bring together female students grades 9-12 from various high schools paired with women who are employed in a diverse range of sectors represented at the BC Skills Competition.

During this exciting event, participants will explore Trades and Technologies Firsthand while networking with women who have found success in trades and technology careers.

Some of the careers highlighted will be Electrical, Plumbing, Ironworker, Plumber, Carpenter, Petroleum Equipment Technician, Industrial Mechanic, Safety careers and more!


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12:00 PM12:00

Explore Her Passion - Youth Career Mentoring Event

  • Creekside Community Recreation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore Her Passion is all about inspiring young women ages 13-19, to explore various career options by connecting them with mentors who have created amazing careers. The girls will have the opportunity to pick the brains of numerous mentors in a wide range of industries through a one on one speed-mentoring session. It is an event that is full of enlightening conversations about exciting jobs and the journey it takes to pursue a passion.


instagram : exploreherpassion


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5:15 PM17:15

Wonder Women Networking Evening 2017

  • Science World at TELUS World of Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How to Survive and Thrive in Your Chosen Science and Technology Career?

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and Science World are proud to present the annual Wonder Women Networking Evening. Participants meet amazing women with careers in science and engineering and learn more about their pathways. This event will be held under the geodesic dome and is a joint venture between Science World and SCWIST.

The Wonder Women Networking Evening is for everyone who identifies as a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), interested in learning where your degree can take you. Undergraduate and graduate students will find the event particularly relevant. We also invite postdoctoral researchers and working professionals to sharpen your networking skills and connect with women who are as passionate about science, technology, and engineering as you are!

Join us for a lively evening of networking, food, and fun. Make new friends and find a mentor!

Ticket price: $10 SCWIST members, $15 non-members


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10:00 AM10:00

SheTalks YVR

16 Speakers, 8 Minute Stories, 1 Amazing Day.

Doors open at 10:00, event starts at 10:30

Join us to hear 16 amazing women share their stories. There will be commercial exhibitors and lots of opportunity for networking.

The ticket price, of course, includes lunch and a great day of motivation and inspiration. WHAT A GREAT DEAL!!!



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8:45 AM08:45

Journey into Trades & Technology

"YOUTH DISCOVER TRADES” – Vancouver School Board (VSB) in partnership with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) cordially invite you to participate in a trades and technology oriented career awareness experience.

Youth will be exposed to a variety of career options and educational paths in skilled trades and technology through display booth exhibits and hands-on activities.

There will be a dynamic presentation by Jamie MacMillan, founder of KickAssCareers.org. She will share her experiences about her career journey. 

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