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Lunch and learn for Women in ICT on Oct. 16 September 22, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, October 2012.
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The next luncheon gathering of women in ICT in Fredericton (and those visiting) will be held on Tuesday, October 16.  Information about our speaker and location details follow below.  We encourage you all to come out to catch up with each other, make new acquaintances, and especially to meet our visiting speaker, Dr. Christin Wiedemann.  Please let your female colleagues know about this event.  You can register (free, but limted seating so please let us know of your interest) for the luncheon at this doodle: http://doodle.com/zq6tq65vccbuqdxu.

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Isaac’s Way
Speaker: Christin Wiedemann
Topic: Supporting the Gender Balance in a Male Dominated Industry

Christin’s background:
At University Christin got engaged in the Nordic Network for Women in Physics (NorWiP), and as the chairman of the Ph.D. council she worked with gender issues and the specific challenges faced by female students trying to pursue a career in physics. After finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin Wiedemann started working as a software developer for the Swedish consulting company HiQ. Christin soon discovered that software testing was more interesting and challenging than development and joined the Swedish test company AddQ Consulting. There, she worked as a tester, test lead and trainer, giving courses on agile testing, test design and exploratory testing throughout Europe. During this time, Christin also developed a course on exploratory testing, and is a co-creator of the exploratory testing approach xBTM.

Christin currently lives in Vancouver, where she recently started working with FoWCS – Focus on Women in Computing – at UBC (https://www.cs.ubc.ca/our-department/administration/committees/women). She has also recently joined the team at Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. where she continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to develop her own skills and those of others. Having spent the last 15 years in male-dominated environments, she’s taken a strong interest in promoting women and working to encourage women to select careers in science and technology. It’s something she cares deeply about, and something she think is very important to talk about.

Register:  http://doodle.com/zq6tq65vccbuqdxu


First CyberSocial of the season on Sept. 19 September 10, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, September 2012.
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The September Fredericton CyberSocial is almost here!

The kids are in school and everyone is back from summer vacations, it’s time to start networking and gearing up for another wild ride.

And what better way to cap off a great summer than to attend the September Cybersocial at the James Joyce Pub, 4:30-6:30.

Food, fun and networking!


(Free) lunch and learn with Lynne Ellyn re women in business – Sept 12. September 7, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, September 2012.
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In conjunction with Lynne Ellyn’s visit to UNB’s Faculty of Administration this coming week and her public lecture on Friday, Sept. 14 (see recent post Public Lecture on Technology and Business Leadership), the faculty is inviting all interested members of our Women in ICT group to their Women in Business Luncheon with Lynne Ellyn.

The details are:

Wednesday, September 12
Chancellor’s Room, Wu Conference Centre, UNB campus

After sharing the story of her career and various leadership roles, members of the MBA strategy class will facilitate a conversation with Lynne about women in business. There will be lots of opportunity for questions. A light luncheon will be served. (more…)

Public lecture on technology and business leadership – Sept 14, 1 p.m. September 6, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, General Notices, September 2012.
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You can tell it’s September: all kinds of events are starting up!  The Faculty of Administration at UNB in Fredericton has brought this public lecture to our attention.  They are excited to be having Lynne Ellyn visit their faculty and students and are pleased to be able to share her knowledge and observations with others.

Lynne Ellyn, a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Technology Strategy practice, will be delivering a lecture at UNB on the topic of Neuroscience and Leadership. The presentation will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in the Kent Auditorium of the Wu Conference Centre on the UNB Fredericton campus. (more…)

Courage to Act Café – Sept 28 September 6, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, September 2012.
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Some of you might be interested in this opportunity, a half day Courage to Act event on Sept. 28 that provides a small sampling of what one might experience at a Courage To Act weekend. People who have attended one of the weekend events say it is a life changing experience. People who have gone to one of the cafés have found it very worthwhile.

The details are available in this brochure: CTA_CAFE_SEPT_2012-Promo-1


Local Women in Computing Conference September 5, 2012

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, General Notices, October 2012.
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Join us on October 13th and 14th @ Wandlyn Inn, Amherst NS

The Atlantic Canada Celebration of Women in Computing (ACCWIC) conference is the first Regional Celebration to be held in Atlantic Canada. Regional Celebrations are modeled after the highly successful International Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, which attracts over 1600 women each year. ACCWIC will be held in Amherst NS (just minutes from Mount Allison University).


The meeting will feature two keynote speakers, one from academia and one from industry, a poster session
for student participants, a career fair, technical talks by student participants, and several panel discussions. All participants have the opportunity to learn, network and share in this unique experience. (more…)

Canadian women IT entrepreneur looking for our support – take a look September 4, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in News.

In May of this year, one of Fredericton’s successful senior IT executives, Mary Goggin, was part of a small number of Canadian women chosen to attend Tech Women Canada in Silicon Valley.  The request for participants for this unique opportunity was posted on our NBWICT blog in March.  Just to remind you of the intent of the week-long program, it was aimed at women in senior technology roles and women entrepreneurs who have shown high potential and promise in technology related sectors.  As a co-founder of Accreon and VP, Corporate Programs, Mary was obviously a great fit for the program.  Each participant chosen had the chance to explore business and career opportunities in one of the biggest ICT clusters in the world, Silicon Valley.  The Canadian women were paired with mentors at leading companies in Silicon Valley and gained training and skills in their specific area of expertise as well as professional guidance and support.  The mentorship then continued online for a period of up to three months.  The participants attended panels and workshops, and also connected with local industry stakeholders through a variety of networking events, concluding with a reception hosted by the Consul General of Canada. (more…)

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