Women in Technology

My Career in Tech is a series featuring women In technology from across Canada sharing their insights and tips on creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces to #EmbraceEquity

Jennifer Hargreaves
Founder of Tellent

Gini Wong
Head of IT, MUFG Canada

Sherri Honeychurch

Senior IT Partner, Health Sciences Collage
University of Alberta

Helen Knight
Founder, Helen Knight Nonprofit Consulting

Rita Lazar-Tippe
Director of Information, Insights, Innovation & IT Operations,
Alberta Pensions Services Corp

Doria Manico-Daka
Manager, IT, Professional Engineers of Ontario

Corinne Sharp
Chief Revenue & Growth Offier, Shinydocs
Co-founder & CMO, The WIT Network

Catherine Chick
Senior Vice President, IT, Canada Goose

Yasemin Sezer
Head, Technology & Operations, L&T Infotech

CIOCAN’s International Women’s Day Feature

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

For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA, and it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Read more about this here.

We have curated and created videos, articles, blogs and podcasts featuring Women In Technology. Thank you to our partners who shared their content with us. Enjoy. And Happy International Women’s Day to all CIOCAN members. Together, we are stronger.

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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.

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2. Try to overcome the imposter syndrome and the voice in your head.
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Feature Articles by CIOCAN

When Women Sit At The Table…

Studies have shown that organizations which have a fair representation of women in senior leadership generally tend to do better than those that don’t. The diversity that women bring to …

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CIOCAN Women in Technology

The Toronto Chapter of the CIO Association of Canada was pleased to host an encore Women in Technology discussion on March 24th, 2021. Five panelists participated and covered the following …

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Five Tips for Supporting the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Five Tips for Supporting the Next Generation of Female Leaders In honour of International Women’s Day this month, it’s important to focus on advancing the next generation of female voices …

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CIOCAN Members Reflect On This Year’s ‘Choose To Challenge’ Theme

Catherine Chick considers herself lucky to have worked with a number of kind, compassionate men who would never knowingly patronize or discriminate against their female colleagues. When she heard this …

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Good Guys Book Review

Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

Book Review by: Steve Heck, CIOCAN Board of Directors Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace This book is a must read for both …

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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!


How CIOs Can Build a Community for Women in IT