Women Taking Over The World With Tech (WTWT) supports Atlantic Canadian female founders, leaders, and employees in the technology sector. The goal of this program is for participants to finish the year with a new skill, a new mentor, a broader network and more resources to start, launch, or grow their tech startups. It’s not just for entrepreneurs…all women working in tech are welcome!
Since 2016, more than 120 women have learned about various topics including building meaningful connections, negotiating, marketing and sales skills, and using data to grow your business. From 2016 to 2017, the number of WTWT events doubled and we look forward to expanding the community of women exploring and prospering in the tech sector.
- Connect with other women in the tech sector.
- Gain skills and knowledge through workshops, mentorship, and events.
- Get the support you need to build and grow your business.
In Canada we are fortunate to have several groups that support women in business. If you are passionate about changing the world, and agree that technology is the method to create such change at scale, then we encourage you to join one of the many networks of passionate women working in the technology sector.
Volta is a place where all genders are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the innovation community. There is something for everyone here, and our women in tech program is one avenue for us to support an increasingly diverse tech sector. Volta supports dozens of other community organizations, many of which are focused on supporting female entrepreneurs. SheEO, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), Digital NS, Centre for Women in Business, BDC Capital, Fierce Founders, and many others are committed to making the tech and entrepreneurship sector equal opportunity for all genders.
[W]omen hunger to learn and benefit from the presence of other women in technology. But at the top of the list of barriers for women in the ISACA survey are “limited networking opportunities” and “lack of a strong professional network.” – ISACA GLOBAL SURVEY REPORT 2016/17
How to Participate
- Fireside Chats: 15-30 women in tech, either founders or management of tech startups.
- Networking Events: 50+ women in tech, founders, employees, or aspiring founders of tech startups.
- Workshops: 5-10+ women in tech, founders or management of tech startups. Workshops are selected by the group.
- Social (no work talk allowed): 5-30 women in tech. This part of the program happens quarterly, because we are busy taking over the world.
- Dream Mentor (one-on-one): women in tech, founders, or management of tech startups. This part of the program is organic and unscheduled.
WTWT Pitch Competition
Volta’s Women Taking over the World with Tech (WTWT) Pitch Competition is for female founders and entrepreneurs in the Volta community and Atlantic Canada’s tech ecosystem. Unlike Volta’s quarterly Pitch Competitions, this competition will only be open to female founders and entrepreneurs. You do not have to be a regular attendee of WTWT events to pitch. The next WTWT Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
- January 18, 2018 – Program Kickoff Event
- February 15, 2018 – Sponsorship vs. Mentorship Workshop
- March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day Event
- April 19, 2018 – Axe Throwing Social at Timber Lounge
- May 24, 2018 – Panel Discussion
- June 26, 2018 – Angel Investing Workshop
- July 24, 2018 – WTWT Pitch Competition, Apply here
- August 23, 2018 – Panel Discussion on Positioning Yourself as an Influencer Online
- September 20, 2018 – Wine Tasting Social at The Port by NSLC
- October 2018 – SheEO Event
- November 22, 2018 – Workshop, Topic TBA
- December 11, 2018 – Holiday Wrap Up Event
We Want to Hear From You!
We want to learn more about the types of programming, workshops, and events you’d like to see included that would provide the most benefit.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your feedback will help shape the direction of WTWT this year.