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“So many paths…” - An ITAC / CWC Speakers Series event

September 20, 2011

"So many paths..."

For women, there is no "traditional" career path to leadership in ICT.  Find four successful women in technology and you will probably find four different sets of aspirations, four different educational backgrounds, and four different perspectives on the best way to meet the opportunities and challenges that a career in technology can present.

ITAC, Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) and WISER will demonstrate this hypothesis at a special networking lunch for women in technology in the Edmonton area.  The luncheon will feature a panel discussion among members of the ITAC Board of Directors and the Edmonton tech community who charted their own unique courses to leadership in the industry.  They will tell their own stories and exchange views about the contributions that women can make to ICT enterprises among themselves and with attendees.

The conversation will include Jen Evans, Nancy Fares and Gail Powley.  Jen is a highly regarded entrepreneur and expert in social media.  She is the President of Sequentia Environics, which is based in Toronto and San Francisco.  Nancy is the President and CEO of Micralyne, which is a leader in micro-electro-mechanical systems.  She joined Micralyne in 2010, coming to Edmonton after holding several key roles at Texas Instruments Corporation.  Gail Powley is Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives for Willowglen Systems Inc.  Gail has over 25 years experience in the industrial automation and technology space leading a wide variety of projects for clients in the energy and petro-chemical sector.  She is also a former vice-chair of WISEST.  Lynda is a leader in the Vancouver new media and digital content community, serving as president of New Media BC from 2002-2007.  She is currently the founder and co-president of zuluMe - a social media company.  Stephanie Mackendrick, President and CEO of CWC, will moderate the panel.

This is a special opportunity for women who are following career paths of their own to meet and learn from one another.  We hope you can join us.

When:  Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 11:30am to 1:30pm
Where:  The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Glenora Room, 10155 105th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1E2

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Attention students:  Admission is FREE for the first 12 university students to e-mail Brendan Glauser at!