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Women in Communications and Technology (WCT)

March 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

WCT is hosting a special event at Discover TECHNATA on March 28

Presented by WCT National Capital Region and Kanata North Business Association

 Navigating the Job Search in Today’s Gig Economy: Key Lessons from Kanata’s Leading Women in Tech

WCT members and guests are invited to join us for breakfast and a panel discussion on the modern job hunt to kickoff TECHNATA.  Join us for a panel discussion with leading female professionals in Ottawa’s technology landscape. Hosted as part of the second annual Discover TECHNATA Career and Tech Fair, this panel discussion will provide invaluable insights and advice from human resources executives in the tech sector on navigating the job search in today’s gig economy.

Panelists will include some of the top women in executive HR roles in technology in Kanata, including Heather Tyrie of among others.


What is the “Gig Economy”?

Since about 2012, there has been a rise in what is referred to as the “gig” or “on demand” economy. This new model sees more and more companies using contingent, freelance or independent contractors as part of their operations structure, shaped by business models like that of Airbnb and Uber. In fact, a study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors – a trend expected to impact Canada’s employment landscape as well.

Many professionals around the world, including in Ottawa’s tech community, sustain themselves by using these online conduits to secure employment and build their careers. This event will provide insights and direction for job-seeking professionals in Ottawa’s tech community, offering creative and innovative strategies for pursuing and securing new roles.


When: Tuesday, March 28th, 8am-10am

Where: Shakers Room, Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive

Kanata, ON K2K 2W2

Cost: $25 for WCT Members, $35 for Guests (Non-members).




About Discover TECHNATA

As Canada’s largest Technology Park and a vibrant tech hub, Kanata North has long been recognized as a hotbed of technology innovation.  The Kanata North Business Association proudly presents the second annual Discover TECHNATA Tech Expo and Career Hunt, one of the largest career and technology expos in the city. The exposition offers local businesses the opportunities to exhibit their products and services and recruit talent. Visit: for more details.


March 28, 2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive
Kanata, ON K2K 2W2 Canada
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(613) 271-1800

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