Women in Technology Feature

CIOCAN is proud to support and celebrate Women in Technology across Canada

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Phillipe Johnston
Philippe Johnston
CIOCAN National President
“CIOCAN’s female members have grown by more than 20% in the past 10 years. It’s not enough. We need to do more. Everyone needs to do more. We need more women in technology applying their tremendous leadership skills and innovative minds to make Canada a more competitive nation.”

CIOCAN’s International Women’s Day Feature

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

In celebration of International Womens Day, our theme for today is, well, Women. Canadian women. Canadian women in technology in leadership roles.

We have curated (and created) articles, blogs, podcasts and interesting stats for you. Thank you to our partners who shared their content with us. Enjoy. And Happy International Womens Day to all CIOCAN members. Together, we are stronger.

This year’s IWD theme is Choose To Challenge. A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

CIOCAN was founded by a visionary woman 20+ years ago

Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie founded the CIO Association of Canada more than two decades ago as a way for IT leaders to learn from each other and move the professional forward together.

In the past decade, female membership in CIOCAN has grown more than 20%

38% of CIOCAN's chapter presidents are women and 26% of board members

Women IT leaders are critical to
innovation in Canada

Feature Articles by CIOCAN

Feature Videos by CIOCAN

Christine Day and Lan Nyugen
on Women in Technology
Arlene McDonald, Rita Lazar-Tippe and Yasemin Sezer
on Women in Technology

Feature Collection

Welcome to our handpicked collection of the best articles, blogs, podcasts, whitepapers and presentations from partners and other leading authorities on women in technology. Enjoy!
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How CIOs Can Build a Community for Women in IT

Gartner
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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in Technology

IDC
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Executive Snapshot: Data-Driven Solutions to the Gender Gap in Technology

IDC
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Recruit and Retain More Women in IT - Gender diversity is directly correlated to IT performance

Info-Tech
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Women in Business 2021 - A window of opportunity

Grant Thornton
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MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan Collection - Celebrating International Women’s Day

MIT Sloan
Collection of Articles
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Women in Work Index 2021 - The impact of COVID-19 on women in work

Grant Thornton
Live Data Analytics

Eva Wong, COO at Borrowell - Advancing Women Tech Leaders

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Elaine Mah, Executive at Intel Canada – Find Your Own Voice

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Melody Adhami, CEO at Plastic Mobile – Growth Through Quality Assurance

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Diane Kazarian, Managing Partner at PWC – Leadership is About Others

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Claire Adams, CEO at Notable Life – Media Leader with Purpose

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO – There is NO Right Way

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Nicole Verkindt, CEO at OMX – Procurement Leader

The Business Leadership Podcast
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Beth Wilson, Canada Chief Executive Officer at Dentons – Force of Change Business Leader

The Business Leadership Podcast
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A one-on-one with a recent business technology management program student

IT World Canada
Article
Feb 2021

Women entrepreneurs adapt to new technology, mental wealth and community to build and grow business

IT World Canada
Article
March 2021

Samantha Liscio appointed as CITO at NIHR Clinical Research Network

IT World Canada
Article
Feb 2021

VMware picks up new talent including HPE Canadian leader Paula Hodgins

IT World Canada
Article
Feb 2021

Accenture names Jennifer Jackson Canada’s Accenture Cloud First Lead

IT World Canada
Article
Feb 2021

A one-on-one with cybersecurity leader and award winner Bonnie Butlin

IT World Canada
Article
Dec 2020

Top women in cybersecurity celebration

IT World Canada
Article
July 2020

Why aren’t women in cybersecurity?

IT World Canada
Article
Mar 2020

Breaking down men’s ‘easier path’ up the corporate ladder

IT World Canada
Article
March 2021
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When women lead workplaces should listen

McKinsey & Company
Article
Dec 2019

McKinsey shares leadership advice for their early-career women

McKinsey & Company
Article
Mar 2019

Female tech titans on how to thrive in the enterprise and beyond

Tech Republic
Article
Mar 2021

The effect of COVID-19 on women in the workplace

Tech Republic
Article
Feb 2021

Reasons why women leave the tech industry

Tech Republic
Article
Oct 2019

How to give women a fair shot at advancement

Strategy+business.com
Article
July 2019

Men and Women: Choosing to be an Ally

Gartner
Video Presentation
March 2021
“If you want to go fast go alone,
if you want to go far go together”
African proverb and favorite quote of Dr. Catherine Boivie (CIOCAN founder)
on the importance of technology leaders working together.

Join other CIOCAN female technology leaders