What we're about

The Manitoba Women in Tech Meetup Group (#MBWiTech) is a fun, monthly get-together for women working in tech who enjoy networking with other supportive people who understand what it's like to work in the tech community.

The #MBWiTech Meetups are non-profit, agenda-free, and gender-inclusive. Together with our allies, we support each other, share experiences, applaud accomplishments, and promote tech activities in a safe and judgement-free environment.

We invite you to drop in and enjoy getting to know others who understand you: developers, designers, students, project managers, founders, and anyone else working within the tech sector.

We are a safe space for existing or aspiring tech professionals. Please take a moment to review our CODE OF CONDUCT before attending our events: https://bit.ly/3n8FHCD

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WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?:

MBWiTech is for the community, by the community. Meetups are carefully curated to ensure the content is relevant and timely for our valued MBWiTech members.

MBWiTech is...

-- Cross-disciplinary; we encourage all those who work with technology to come together.

-- Packed with learning opportunities, advice about tech, new perspectives, best practices, solutions to HR and tech challenges, and designed to assist in achieving career goals.

-- Gender-inclusive; supporters and allies are encouraged to join us.

-- Unpretentious and judgement-free.

-- Facilitated by individuals who have been trained as Women-in-Tech Peer Supporters (i.e. we are here for you and happy to prompt interesting, useful conversation!)

-- Designed for socializing: meeting new friends, feeling human, connecting, sharing stories, and belonging.

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WHEN SHOULD I ATTEND?:

Meetups occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

For the 2021/2022 season, we’re mixing things up and offering a variety of event formats (presentations, workshops, panel discussions + facilitated networking) at different times of the day.

Be sure to check this page each month for the next MBWiTech Meetup format and time!

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**HOW TO REGISTER**

MBWiTech Meetups are virtual events held using the event platform Remo.

To register, please set up accounts and sign-up for events both here on Meetup, and on Remo.

1) REGISTER FOR EVENTS & GET EMAIL UPDATES THROUGH MEETUP.COM

MEETUP is where MBWiTech members receive ALL event communications including:

-- Speaker & Topic Announcements including Event Times

-- Event Registration Links

-- Add to Calendar Function

Before attending, you'll need to ‘Join this group’ and create your account (https://www.meetup.com/Manitoba-Women-In-Tech/), then register for an upcoming event in our calendar (https://www.meetup.com/Manitoba-Women-In-Tech/events/).

PLEASE NOTE: Meetup emails may go to your Junk/Spam folder. Please set emails from MBWiTech as safe.

2) SAVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE EVENT IN REMO

REMO is the virtual networking platform where MBWiTech members go for:

-- Event Registration

-- Live Event Access

-- Virtual Networking

-- Member Profiles & Requests to Connect

---- (NOTE: soliciting at tables is not allowed)

Before attending, you'll need to Sign up on REMO and create a profile (https://live.remo.co/signup), then register for a particular event

**We recommend filling in your LinkedIn profile so you can connect with others outside of the Meetup

3) NEW TO REMO? WATCH THIS VIDEO

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJUxzI0oac)

Or join the next event 15 minutes early and one of our Ambassadors will be happy to help you navigate the platform functionality.

-- When you arrive, you'll have a bird's eye view of the "event floor plan" and you will be added randomly to a table with an open seat.

-- Be sure to turn on your VIDEO CAMERA & MIC

-- You will only be able to hear and see those who are seated at your table.

-- When you want to mingle with other tables with open seats, just double click on one and you're there!

-- We’ll share event announcements and links in the public chat.

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STAY CONNECTED:

We are proud to create a safe space for our community. Please take a moment to REVIEW OUR CODE OF CONDUCT (https://bit.ly/3ySNOFy)before attending MBWiTech events.

TO NOMINATE A SPEAKER or be considered for a speaking opportunity at a Manitoba Women in Tech Event, please fill out this form. (https://bit.ly/3kZkk4d)

TO CONNECT WITH THE MBWiTech Executive Committee, please email us at mbwitech@gmail.com .

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The MBWiTech Meetup is Hosted by 3 nonprofit Tech Community Partners:

NEW MEDIA MANITOBA is Sector Council lead for Information, Communication and Digital Technologies & non-profit association serving Manitoba's Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry. NMM supports our community with best-in-class skills training and workforce development, dedicated business development and employment diversity programs, industry networking events and government advocacy. https://newmediamanitoba.com/

NORTH FORGE TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE is a hybrid incubator/accelerator and the innovation partner for Manitoba. They fuel Manitoba's innovation economy with mentorship and a four-stage Founders Program. They manage Canada's largest non-profit fabrication lab, have helped 60+ companies access financing and have created hundreds of jobs. https://northforge.ca/

TECH MANITOBA represents the province's growing tech sector. Through programming, events, and building connections at a local, national and international level, they aim to stimulate economic growth in Manitoba, be the trusted voice of Manitoba's tech sector and foster a culture where members thrive and grow. https://techmanitoba.ca/

The Manitoba Women in Tech Meetup Group is collaboratively run and promoted by VOLUNTEERS from:

Alkimia Success Academy https://www.dianaolynick.com/
Altered Minds Inc. https://alteredminds.ca
Capstone Ridge Group http://capstoneridge.com
Complex Games http://complexgames.com
Exchange Technology Services http://www.exchangetech.ca
Gfit https://www.gfitwellness.ca
Gwen Halchuk gwenhalchuk.com https://gwenhalchuk.com
Imaginet http://www.imaginet.com
iQmetrix https://www.iqmetrix.com
Laivly https://laivly.com
Oxygen Technologies https://oxygentechnologies.ca
Priceline Partner Network https://www.pricelinepartnernetwork.com
RBC https://www.rbc.com/canada.html
Red River College https://www.rrc.ca
REES https://www.reescommunity.com
SkipTheDishes https://www.skipthedishes.com
Squarely Social https://squarelysocial.com
Starling Social https://www.starling.social (https://www.starling.social/)
Turn Yourself Up Coaching https://www.turnyourselfup.com (https://www.turnyourselfup.com/)
Ubisoft Winnipeg https://winnipeg.ubisoft.com (https://winnipeg.ubisoft.com/)
University of Manitoba Women in Computer Science - WICS (https://umwics.vercel.app/)
WCT - Women in Communication and Technology https://www.wct-fct.com (https://www.wct-fct.com/)
Web Wizards Inc. https://www.webwizards.ca (https://www.webwizards.ca/)
Women Techmakers Winnipeg https://wtmwinnipeg.landen.co (https://wtmwinnipeg.landen.co/)

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From Startup To Scaleup: A Female Tech Founder's Journey

Online event

Have you wondered what it's like to be a woman running a tech startup?

Looking for camaraderie, inspiration, or insights into what it's like to start your own tech business?

Join us virtually on Wednesday, February 16th at 5pm CST to network and have a conversation with guest speaker Mary Lobson, Founder & CEO of REES Technology Group Inc.

Mary will share her experiences and thoughts about her pivot into tech, what it's like build a business from the ground up as a female entrepreneur in the tech industry, and why it's worth every minute.

We're looking forward to seeing you all!

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** Register on Remo to participate in the virtual event!
https://live.remo.co/e/from-startup-to-scaleup-a-female

and

** Register on Meetup to sign up!
https://live.remo.co/e/from-startup-to-scaleup-a-female

**Why register for both?
The Meetup registration lets us contact registrants.
The Remo registration gives you access to the virtual event.

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Mary Lobson's speaker profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marylobson/

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CST Agenda:
5:00 pm: Remo tutorial and open networking
5:15 pm: North Forge Technology Exchange welcome
5:25 pm: Mary Lobson's presentation
5:55 pm: Q & A
6:15 to 7:00 pm: Open networking

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