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The Parenting Playbook: How Tech Companies Can Design Parent-Friendly Workplaces
Join us for a special edition of Girl Geeks Toronto co-hosted with our friends at #DevTO! With tech's core millennial workforce now aging into the parenthood years, family friendliness is the new way to attract and retain talent. How do you create a truly parent-friendly workplace? Joins us as we hear from co-creators Amanda Munday (CEO of parent-friendly co-working space The Workaround) and Anna MacKenzie (Software Engineer at ParterStack), who will will walk us through The Parenting Playbook, their handbook for leaders of all kinds who want to help tech and startup folks create truly parent-friendly workplaces that balance work and life. Check out this feature on The Parenting Playbook in the Globe & Mail! Amanda Munday Amanda Munday is the founder and CEO of The Workaround, and the author of the upcoming release Day Nine: a postpartum depression memoir. She is an advocate for women-identified rights. Her 14-year career has been rooted in technology, community building and education. In 2012, Amanda was awarded the Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Award for her work with women and technology in the non-profit sector. Her work has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Quartz in the U.S. Anna Mackenzie Anna Mackenzie is a Software Engineer at ParterStack who is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in tech. In 2017, she co-wrote "The Expecting Playbook", which is a toolkit that helps start-ups roll out supportive parental leave policies regardless of their size and stage. 2018's follow-up, titled "The Parenting Playbook", provides start-ups with the necessary tools to support parents upon their return to work. Anna is an advisory board member for #MoveTheDial and both a freeCodeCamp and FITC speaker. She is one of DMZ’s 2018 Top 30 Women in Tech Making a Difference and a Top 25 Women of Influence for 2018. By attending this event your are also accepting the Code of Conduct at Drinks and healthy eats will be served at this event.


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We’re Toronto’s largest grassroots community dedicated to championing women in technology. Our monthly events are devoted to showcasing the insights and experience of the diverse women from across the Canadian tech and startup ecosystem - who speak on topics as diverse as gaming, venture capital, data privacy, smart design, and much more - facilitating mentorship and networking opportunities to help grow careers and companies, and providing a welcoming space for women in tech to connect with one another. We’re also passionate about contributing to the on-going conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion in the Canadian tech industry, and we are actively working alongside other like-minded groups and movements to drive change.

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