TechWomen Canada heads to Silicon Valley
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley.
The TechWomen Canada program aims to connect and support Canadian women in the technology sector to their peers in Silicon Valley. This outreach initiative will expose the Canadian women to the high growth and impact culture of the Valley which they can use to enhance their technology businesses and careers.
- The program will take place in Silicon Valley, California, from May 21 to May 25, 2012.
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to April 13, 2012.
Women in senior technology roles and women entrepreneurs who have shown high potential and promise in technology related sectors will be invited to participate in the program. Selected through a rigorous process, participants from across Canada will represent the spectrum of talent that is in Canada. Each participant will have the unique chance to explore business and career opportunities in one of the biggest
Information Communication Technology (ICT) clusters in the world, Silicon Valley. Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs.
The Canadian women will be paired with mentors at leading companies in Silicon Valley and gain training and skills in their specific area of expertise as well as professional guidance and support. The mentorship will continue online for a period of up to three months.
As a complement to the mentorships, the program includes components of professional development such as “Tech Talk” in the form of entrepreneurship panels and professional workshops. The participants will also connect with local industry stakeholders through networking events such as the Welcome reception, and the Tech Women Canada concluding reception hosted by the Consul General of Canada, Cassie Doyle. By being immersed in the Silicon Valley tech environment, the participants will be able to engage and participate in the cutting-edge innovation that is happening here in the Californian marketplace.