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International Women's Day 2022

WTM Winnipeg is excited to announce the third edition of our International Women’s Day 2022 event in connection with Google’s IWD Event Series #IWD2022.

The WTM Winnipeg International Women’s Day 2022 event will be a virtual experience led by women, open to anyone with a passion for tech, diversity, inclusion, and growing together in tech. The event will take place on March 12th, 2022 from 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST.

During the event you will have an opportunity to learn, connect, collaborate, network, engage, get inspired, and grow together in tech.

Top female speakers from Google and the Canadian tech community will be engaging with you. You'll have the ability to chat with speakers during the live Q&A sessions as well as networking as you would if you were in person.

Speakers

Our expert trail blazing guest speakers:

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Aqsa Fulara

Product Manager, Google

Aqsa is a Product Manager at Google Cloud, where she works on business intelligence platforms. She is passionate about delivering delightful product experiences that solve real user problems and deliver business value to customers using the best of technology, processes and people. Working in several customer and partner facing roles, she has built experience of delivering business value through deep partnerships, user empathy to create win-win-win outcomes. She is based out of Los Angeles and enjoys beaches and brunches on weekend!

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Carla Letycia Silva

Google Cloud

Carla Letycia holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a MBA in People Management. She started her professional career as a child behavior psychologist and shifted to recruiting, where she truly found her passion. She is passionate about human behavior and development. Letycia had worked for different companies recruiting different profiles till she joined Google and focus more in technology. Moreover, she loves spending time with her animals, she is equestrianism on the weekends; and before pandemic a traveler.

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Stephanie Westdal

COO, TheoryMesh

Stephanie Westdal is a Co-founder and the COO of TheoryMesh. Stephanie has 10+ years experience leading international consulting projects in the Middle East and Africa. Stephanie has led projects and business development with multiple organizations including Microsoft and her own companies, Jadeco Ltd. and Stephanie Westdal Music. Stephanie brings substantial management and social marketing experience to the TheoryMesh leadership team..

The health and safety of our members and speakers is importance to us.

In light of COVID-19 and measures recommended by the Province of Manitoba to curb the spread of the virus, we'll be hosting all of our gender inclusive events online.

Membership

When you become a member, you're signing up for both WTM and GDG Winnipeg. It's a great way to be connected with two different tech based groups!

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Event Code of Conduct & Anti-Harassment Policy

Women Techmakers (WTM) Winnipeg is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Women Techmakers Winnipeg takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.

All participants of Women Techmakers Winnipeg events must abide by the following policy:

1. Be excellent to each other. We want the event to be an excellent experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here -- and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

2. Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behaviour to their attention is encouraged. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behaviour, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

3. Harassment is not tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category; sexual imagery in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; offensive verbal language; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

4. Practice saying "Yes and" to each other. It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.

Our event staff can usually be identified by special badges/attire. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion as to determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents, and may decline to take any further action and/or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Exhibiting partners, sponsors or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to this policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Participants and exhibiting partners or sponsors disobeying this policy will be notified and are expected to stop any offending behavior immediately.

Why this policy is important:

Harassment at events and in online communities is unfortunately common. Creating an official policy aims to improve this by making it clear that harassment of anyone for any reason is not acceptable within our events and communities. This policy may prevent harassment by clearly defining expectations for behavior, aims to provide reassurance, and encourages people who have had bad experiences at other events to participate in this one.
License and attribution
This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
This policy is based on and influenced by several other community policies including Ohio LinuxFest Anti-Harassment policy, Con Anti-Harassment Project, Geek Feminism Wiki (created by the Ada Initiative), ConfCodeofConduct.com, JSconf, Rust, Diversity in Python, and Write/Speak/Code.

License and attribution

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.
This policy is based on and influenced by several other community policies including Ohio LinuxFest Anti-Harassment policy, Con Anti-Harassment Project, Geek Feminism Wiki (created by the Ada Initiative), ConfCodeofConduct.com, JSconf, Rust, Diversity in Python, and Write/Speak/Code.

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