TechTO has partnered with RBC Future Launch to empower and prepare emerging female tech talent in the early stage of their careers.
To celebrate International Women’s Day we invite you to join Cracking the Career Code: Womxn in Tech, an inspiring event to empower you as the future of technology. Hear from womxn leaders in the tech sector to answer your questions, learn from their experiences, and make connections through the workshop hosted by Mentor Canada. Cracking the Career Code celebrates you and the important role you play in building an inclusive space for the technology of today and tomorrow.
WHEN: Friday, March 24th, 2023 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
WHERE: RBC WaterPark Place, Auditorium, 88 Queens Quay W, Toronto
The spotlight event will feature a guest keynote presentation, industry panel discussions, and a mentorship session hosted by Mentor Canada.
There will be tea and coffee as well as a light lunch provided, an opportunity to have professional headshots taken, and other engaging activations.
This event is open to womxn ages 18-29 in the early stages of their career in technology, or interested in pursuing a career in technology. Spots are limited.
You can register for the event here.
Co-Founder & CEO of DISCO
Candice is the co-founder and co-CEO of Disco.co, a purpose built platform for social learning. Candice helped scale Wattpad which sold for US$660MM. Candice sits on the Board of Dreambox, the leading provider of K-12 adaptive learning. Candice is also a venture partner for Lobby.vc. Candice is from South Africa, lives in Toronto, a yogi at heart, a mom to two awesome boys and married to a filmmaker.
VP of People Operations at Railz Financial Technologies Inc.
Shawna Stewart is an innovative people leader with a proven track record of helping organizations achieve new levels of growth and success. As the VP of People and Operations at Railz Financial, Shawna leverages her expertise in performance management, compensation analysis, organizational design, employee engagement, and talent development to create inclusive and supportive work environments that drive performance and attract top talent. Drawing on her background in psychology and organizational behavior, Shawna is committed to putting people first and delivering results that strengthen teams and drive profitability.
Lead Food Materials Scientist at New School Foods
Rebecca Miller, PhD is a Lead Food Materials Scientist at New School Foods (NSF), a Canadian-based startup developing plant-based whole cut meats using a patented new technology. After receiving her PhD in Biophysics from The Scripps Research Institute, Rebecca joined Beyond Meat where she helped bring game-changing products to market for six years before joining NSF. Outside of work, Rebecca is an avid violinist, yogi, and book worm.
Senior Director, Joint Security Operations Centre (JSCO) & Insights & Analytics, RBC Capital Markets
Faezeh Khabbaz is a senior director of analytics at Joint Security Operations Centre (JSOC) at RBC where her team is focused on implementing data science / machine learning solutions to proactively detect Digital and Cyber threats. Prior to that she was the head of data science in RBC Capital Markets, where she led the data science practice focused on leveraging alternative data and data science in Capital Markets Research. Faezeh was awarded Distinguished Engineer by RBC’s Technical distinction program. She has PhD in medical robotics from University of Toronto.
WXN 2020 RBC Future Launch Future Leader Award Winner
Zaynah Bhanji is a student at the University of Waterloo currently studying Systems Design Engineering. She's been supported by and worked with several organizations including Deloitte, CIBC, Ontario Public Service, Microsoft, Wealthsimple, TD Bank, and more. She's interested in solving meaningful problems using new technologies and has worked on projects in the areas of machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and wearable devices. Zaynah was also named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020 by the Women's Executive Network.