Women In Tech

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More Startups Should Choose Vancouver

Some of Canada's biggest success stories show us that if you want to make it big, you've got to move south. Slack, the popular chat application for business teams, was originally founded in Victoria but is now headquartered in San Francisco, where access to capital has helped the company achieve explosive growth. So why-oh-why would anyone want to live and work in Vancouver?
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I Printed a 3D Sex Toy

I teamed up with Diply and Tech Alley of ISP Canada and we took sex-tech to a whole new level that neither of them thought was accessible. We 3D-printed a ribbed for your pleasure (as expected) blue dildo, and time lapsed the whole thing for your viewing entertainment -- because, that's what I do.

Giving Women in STEM a Voice

Having been involved with hEr VOLUTION for the last two years, I know firsthand that there are many men who support women in the STEM sector, whether they are recognized for it or not. HeForShe campaign had made it possible for others to see the benefits of campaigns such as this. DevTO is a great example of a men run tech social monthly meetup.

Women Are Dreaming Bigger and Speaking Louder

Across the Fortune 500 companies and throughout cities worldwide, women appear to hold the short end of the stick. Women are considerably underrepresented as CEOs, officers, and directors in the corporate world. Since women occupy nearly half the total work force in the United States, what is the reasoning behind these inexplicable labour statistics?
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I'm an Entrepreneur and I Have it All

My life has been "busy" and a lot of work for quite some time now, and that's something I don't want to change. I still take the necessary time to unplug and fill myself and my family up, but cannot deny that I also thrive off of creating and growing in business. That will likely always be part of me, even with a new baby at my side. My work is very much tied into what I want to create for my family to benefit from. I have complete respect for the women who grow up with a complete focus on wanting to stay home and raise a family... but for me, part of what I want to represent to my children is showing them that they have the ability to "have it all."
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How Do We Advance Women in STEM?

We need to start focusing on investing in the education of the next generation of women. Times change and so do behaviours. People from our generation feel as though they have the responsibility to change how opportunities are presented and make sure that fairness is given to all that follow.
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Will Conventions Stop Using Breasts to Attract Males?

If you've ever been to any sort of male-heavy convention, such as comic book/sci-fi or tech ones, then you've probably seen the anachronistic phenomenon known as booth babes. For the uninitiated, booth babes are women who are dressed in as little clothing as possible for the sole purpose of attracting more attendees to their vendors. They're essentially signposts with boobs. That this advertising model is cheaper and easier to deploy than traditional ones, has led to its inclusion on convention floors around the world. Still, it hasn't come without its criticisms and some have chosen to leave this practice in the past altogether.
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Why More Women Don't Work in Tech

When it comes to technology and social media, the opportunities for young women in this sector are limited. Once girls are finally introduced to such studies, if they are introduced at all, they find that they also have to battle with the fact that as a girl, they have to think about other factors such as being "normal" teenagers and learning new things, such as being one.