WCT, Microsoft Canada Partner to Promote ICT Diversity Excellence

WCTWomen in Communications and Technology has announced the launch of an exciting new relationship with Microsoft Canada, one that promises to raise the profile of women, their roles and their contributions to Canada’s technology sector.
We’re delighted to welcome Microsoft Canada as a national sponsor,” said WCT executive director Joanne Stanley. “At WCT, we push the boundaries of diversity in leadership excellence with our Protégé Project and annual Leadership Excellence Awards. Microsoft Canada is already an active partner in these programs. It supports and shares WCT’s values, demonstrating innovation and diversity in leadership.”
Microsoft Canada is a strong promoter of diversity in the ICT sector with key themes related to representation, inclusion and innovation. It is committed to building a diverse workforce of future leaders, collaborating with academic institutions, professional organizations and national advocacy partners like WCT. Microsoft Canada president Janet Kennedy is an executive sponsor with WCT’s Protégé Project and vice president Staci Trackey Meagher sits on WCT’s national board of directors.
“I am tremendously proud of our support for Women in Communications and Technology,” said Janet Kennedy. “Fostering greater levels of diversity in the senior levels of our sector is an objective that will boost Canada’s strength and prowess in business and technology on a global level. This partnership reflects Microsoft Canada’s long-standing commitment to promoting innovation and excellence in ICT, and developing rising-star women who will lead our industry on into the future.”