Volta is proud to share our Women in Tech program, “Women Taking over the World with Tech” (WTWT), made possible with the support of the Canadian Digital Media Network and Deloitte.

What’s WTWT?

The Women Taking over the World with Tech (WTWT) program supports Nova Scotian female founders and leaders in the technology sector. This program will feature events, workshops, an in-depth fireside chat and quarterly socials. We want to give you a collaborative community to discuss the issues women face in the tech industry and support you through our network with resources available through our program sponsors, Deloitte and CDMN.

How is the program structured?

WTWT has five key pillars:

Fireside chats: Give 15-30 women in tech, either founders or management of tech startups, a space and subject matter expert to talk about issues they deal with in the tech world,

Events: Give 50+ women in tech, founders, employees and aspiring female entrepreneurs network and professional development events twice yearly,

Workshops: Give 5-10+ women in tech, founders or managers of tech startups workshops with topics selected by the group,

Social: Give 5-30 women in tech a change for no-work-talk quarterly fun to create our community,

Dream mentor: One-on-one opportunity for selected members of the program to meet their dream mentor.

What’s happened so far in the program?

Since December 2015, we’ve held a kickoff networking event, two fireside chats (on leading with courage and mindfulness), a movie night and three leadership core competencies workshops.


Members at our January fireside chat with Eleanor Beaton and Dawn Umlah.

Funding opportunity

Lack of funding is a big issue for female founders, and we want to help on the ground-level. We’ll host an Opportunity Impact Pitch competition. This event will be open to any program member of any stage tech product startup to pitch to the group and sell us on why they need $5,000 for their business, how they’d use the funds, and what the impact will be as a result.

The program will provide 5 female led startups with an in-kind resource that will make the biggest impact on their startup. Possible resources include (but are not limited to) professional pitch deck design, grant writing, cash flow analysis or a paid flight for a customer or investor trip.

Who can attend?

If you are a founder or in a managing role in a startup that is within or supported by the tech sector, we want to connect you with other women in the industry!

Why come?

We surveyed Atlantic women in the tech sector and found that many want a community that offers more than networking. This program offers five unique ways to get involved and learn something meaningful, and enjoy the company of like-minded women.

How do I stay connected?

Are you or do you know a female leader in the tech sector? Contact Jenn Earle at jenn@voltaeffect.com to be added to the WTWT mailing list!

You can also follow us on Twitter, where we live-tweet fireside chat discussions with the hashtag #WTWT.

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