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Courage to Act(TM) Open House – June 14, 2012 May 30, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in General Notices, June 2012.
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An invitation from Kathleen Howard:

Hello Women Leaders of NB,

We are having another Courage to Act – CTA(TM) – Networking Open House on June 14 and I would love you to join us.  Ambir has generously offered to sponsor this event at their office on Queen Street in Fredericton, so don’t bring a thing… just your wonderful self.  Bring along a friend, just RSVP before end of day June 12th so we’ll have enough for everyone.

To register for the event, please follow the link below:


There is a lot to celebrate, with news of our results from our recent provincial Women’s Leadership focus groups and our upcoming line-up of CTA(TM) events 2012 – 2013.

Delicious appetizers, a little wine or sparkling water will accompany a couple of great hours of conversations and connections. We will have a few welcoming messages and announcements at 6:00 p.m. and maybe even a bit of live music.


Profiling: Roxanne Fairweather, co-CEO and co-owner of Innovatia May 15, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Profiles.
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This is the second in our new series of profiling women in our industry. We hope you’ll enjoy reading Roxanne’s story.  If you have suggestions for other women to profile, please leave a comment at the end of this post. Or drop me a line at jane@unb.ca.


Roxanne Fairweather is Co-CEO of Innovatia Inc., a large and successful knowledge management and training services company headquartered in Saint John.  On top of this, she is the co-owner of Innovatia.  Roxanne had been the Chief Operating Officer of Innovatia under the Bell Aliant umbrella from 2001, having moved to that position from being President of Aliant Wireless.  In November 2009, Roxanne and her business partner and Co-CEO, Dave Grebenc, acquired the Innovatia business from Bell Aliant, making it a privately held company.

Few New Brunswick women have been as successful in the male-dominated world of business as Roxanne.  How did she get there?

As explained in a March 2010 provincial government profile as part of a celebration of International Women’s Day, Roxanne knows it wasn’t just hard work that has brought her success and recognition as one of our region’s most influential and accomplished business leaders.  She credits her success to the many great mentors and leaders who believed in her along the way and to her longstanding business philosophy of putting others first; both clients and employees. (more…)

Tech Needs Girls: World leaders draw up roadmap for female tech education and careers push May 14, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in News.
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The article below is a press release from the UN, dated April 26, issued to commemorate international ‘Girls in ICT Day’.  It turns out that  ‘Girls in ICT Day’ is a new annual event on the UN calendar, and is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in April. It was established through a formal Resolution at ITU’s four-yearly Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010.

This article shows that our concerns are indeed worldwide in scope. It would be nice if we could become world leaders in figuring this out.  We could plan on celebrating ‘Girls in ICT Day’ starting next year.  Thanks to Mary Clare White for passing this article along. (more…)

Women in ICT wine and discussion event, May 28 May 10, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, May 2012.
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On May 28th – please join us for wine and stimulating discussions about innovation in New Brunswick

We are pleased to have Karina LeBlanc, Executive Director of the Pond-Deshpande Centre, Susan Holt, President and CEO of the New Brunswick Business Council and Jill Green, CEO of Green Imaging Technologies Inc. to lead our discussion. Meet us at Corked Wine Bar (http://www.corkedwinebar.ca/) to hear our panel’s insights on innovation in New Brunswick and what we can do to help build capacity and enhance innovative outcomes.

Please let us know you are coming  – space is limited – Click here for the Doodle link (more…)

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