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Gala for Girls, May 9, and reminder for TekFest, May 10 April 30, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, General Notices, May 2012.
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Gala for Girls, an exciting and worthwhile event for girls in grades 9-12, is looking for female mentors, so if you think you might have a story to share with these students, please give Kate McLean a call or send her an email at the contact information shown on the poster below. And if you know any girls in that age group, please encourage them to attend.

Also, Science East is still looking for help with their Gagetown TekFest on May 10. To remind yourself of the specifics of that event, please go to our previous post, Science East-Gagetown Tekfest Invitation. (more…)

Information from Kathleen Howard’s Talk at WIT Luncheon, April 25 April 25, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in General Notices.
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Kathleen Howard presented an interesting talk on leadership to a well-attended lluncheon on April 25.  She has provided the titles of the books she mentioned during the talk, as requested.  As well, below the list of books is a heads-up about a Courage to Act Cafe being planned.  Take a look.

1. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

2. The Right Questions by Debbie Ford

3. Mindful Leadership by Maria Gonzalez

4. The Biology of Believe by Bruce Lipton

5. Coaching for High Performance by John Whitmore

6. Retiring the Generation GAP How Young & Olk can Find Common Ground   by Jennifer Deal (more…)

Science East – Gagetown TekFest, invitation for ICT women to participate, May 10 April 23, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, General Notices, May 2012.
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Science East is co-hosting the Gagetown TekFest with Gagetown School and would like to extend an invitation to Women in ICT. We are inviting groups and organizations to participate with an interactive booth for the evening.

The Gagetown TekFest will take place on Thursday, May 10th, 2012. This will be a night of hands-on fun and excitement for local families while learning about some different areas of science and technology. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide hands-on displays or specimens (feel free to contact us if you need help with ideas for your display). The goal is to give youth the chance to handle and see the different tools and technologies used by professionals within their area. (more…)

Will your child be the next successful entrepreneur? April 12, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Uncategorized.
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Folks, I posted the following to my own personal blog yesterday and thought maybe it would be food for thought for some – or all – of you regarding how to engage young children (especially girls) in the possibility of becoming (hopefully IT-oriented) entrepreneurs. I’ll be posting some further thoughts on this topic, which I could either repost on this site or you could follow on my robbyrobinsjourney site. I don’t want to bother you if it’s not your thing. Jane

Robby Robin's Journey

It is too bad that entrepreneurship is called entrepreneurship!  It is such a long word: difficult to spell, difficult to pronounce, and very difficult to explain to children.  But it’s important for children to know that being an entrepreneur is a viable and even desirable career option, and important to our society that this path is considered by our children and young people.

As someone who has been a salaried employee all of my life, and the daughter of people who were salaried employees all of their lives, I have watched with amazement and admiration as some of my former students have started their own companies.  Because of the line of work I’ve been in, these particular companies have focused on things like software product development, network security, and management consulting.  I am proud to say that these companies have evolved from exciting early start-ups to successful players with global…

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Canadian Women in Techonlogy Session, April 26 April 10, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in April 2012, General Notices.
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The links to register for this useful session are now working.

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MENTORSHIP MATTERS

How can you benefit from a successful mentorship experience? Find out how to do just that with CanWIT!

CanWIT National and CanWIT’s Atlantic Chapter are pleased to invite you to an exclusive workshop for women in technology.

If you are looking for a mentor:

  1. Find out how a mentor can promote your achievements.
  2. See how a mentorship relationship can build critical skills to move your career forward.
  3. Identify the “right” mentor to guide you.

If you are looking for a mentee:

  1. Learn how to establish a framework to build a successful mentorship relationship.
  2. Practice how to clarify the ground rules including the what, when and how of the relationship.
  3. Understand what selection criteria are important before saying “yes” to a mentee. (more…)
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