OCTOBER 19th 2020 | FOUR SEASONS HOTEL toronto

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sharing knowledge and celebrating the achievements of women in technology

Following the success of the inaugural Women in IT Summit & Awards Series in Canada last year, the event is returning to Toronto on October 19th 2020 – award nominations are now open!

2020 has certainly been a year of change, frustration, transformation and innovation with global economies, industries, workforces and families experiencing devastating blows as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been ‘forced’ into remote working, virtual meetings, digital platforms and solutions as the world continues to evolve into what could be considered the ‘new normal’.

As we have seen before in times of crisis, sacrifices are made and felt. Budgets are frozen and elements such as resources, programmes, initiatives and investments within many organizations are re-evaluated. Unfortunately, most of the time this will target talent, diversity, inclusion, and development. However, now more than ever leaders must prioritize inclusion. Why? Because organizations are much more likely to be innovative if they seek input from a diverse group of employees who approach problems with a varied perspective. We cannot allow the work that has already been done, and what has already been achieved, to be halted or hindered.

At this year’s Women in IT Summit, these concerns will be at the forefront of discussion and industry experts will offer actionable guidance on topics including; tech for good and future tech developments, the new industry landscape and next steps, how to unlock new digital opportunities, flexible working lessons, recruitment during and after the pandemic, and much more!

Following the summit, the Women in IT Awards will unveil talented high achievers, advocates and role models in Canada’s tech space. Achievements will be awarded across 19 categories including; CTO of the Year, CIO of the Year, D&I Leader of the Year, Transformation Leader of the Year, Open-Source Leaders of the Year and Woman of the Year. 

The winners will be announced at a black-tie Gala Dinner on October 19th 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. Through the celebration of inspirational leaders, we are committed to building a community and increasing opportunities for underrepresented talent at all levels, across all job functions.

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Four Seasons Hotel

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto

21 November 2019

Four seasons