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ITAC/ CWC Speakers Series - “Letter to My Younger Self: Reflecting on a Career in ICT”

October 6, 2010

The Information Technology Association of Canada and Canadian Women in Communications present:

Letter to My Younger Self: Reflecting on a Career in ICT

If you were your own mentor, what kind of career advice would you give yourself? Recently the IBM Women’s Council posed this question to its members suggesting that they write letters to their younger selves. The exercise was revealing, suggesting that we may ourselves be a rich and overlooked resource for guidance and counsel as we make our career decisions.

By any measure, Christine Alford has made some pretty savvy decisions in her career. Today, as Managing Partner, Global Business Services for IBM Canada, Christine leads thousands of consultants dedicated to bringing together business insight with technological expertise for clients all across Canada. She was a key leader of the integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting with IBM in 2002, is currently an Officer of IBM Canada and is recognized as one of the most influential senior executive women in Canada. The younger self to whom Christine addressed her letter was a high school graduate from Sault Ste. Marie with a passion for marine biology. This interactive presentation will chart the career path that led from there to a BSc from Guelph University to a successful career in consulting. Christine will reflect on the challenges, opportunities and surprises she has encountered over the last 28 years. This special event will be a great occasion to learn from one of the most prominent women in Canadian ICT and network with other professionals at various stages of their careers in all aspects of ICT. We hope you can join us!

Speaker: Christine Alford, Managing Partner, IBM Canada

Date: October 6, 2010

Time: 7:30am - 10:00am

Location: IBM Canada Headquarters, 3600 Steeles Avenue East, Markham

REGISTER NOW - Seats are limited, and are filling up quickly.