What we're about

This is a networking and career resource group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). WIMDI hosts a monthly speaker series focused on actionable advice that will help you achieve your career goals. We also meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, commiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.

I hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Holly Burton
WIMDI Founder & CEO +
Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
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Upcoming events (2)

Women in Male-Dominated Industries Café Night - Virtual Edition!

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Join us online for our much-loved café night in a virtual setting. Join us for a night of networking, chit-chat, and strategy sharing between women in male-dominated industries.

Here's the plan:

  1. RSVP for our virtual café night on Eventbrite
  2. Make yourself a tea, coffee, or a yummy snack.
  3. Meet online via our group zoom call.
  4. Meet some cool women and chat about our work lives. We'll split you into small groups (approx 3 people) for 15-minute conversations throughout the call.
  5. Exchange Linkedin profiles, phone numbers, facepages, myfriend accounts, tweetster, instapics, snaptexts, or whatever it is that the kids are using these days to stay in touch.
  6. Stay in touch! Or....failing that, we'll do it all again in four weeks, so don't worry, we've got your back.

Hope to see you there!

Holly Burton
WIMDI Founder & CEO + Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
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How Online Events Work:

  • This event is live only and will not be recorded.
  • We'll email you the login info for the Zoom meeting 5 minutes before the start of the event.
  • Can't find your login details? Check your spam for mail from WIMDI. If you still can't find the info, email [masked] and we'll get you all sorted out.

Attendance Notes:

  1. Gender:
    All WIMDI Café Nights are restricted to those who do not currently identify as cisgender men. These events have limited attendance and often involve personal discussion, debate, and advice specific to dynamics underrepresented minorities in these industries experience. We are happy for cisgender men to learn and participate in WIMDI conversation at most of our other events, but we reserve the Café Nights as a space for women* to connect with each other freely and openly.
  2. Code of Conduct:
    By attending this event, you agree to adhere to WIMDI's code of conduct, which you can find at wimdi.com/code-of-conduct-and-policy.
  3. Privacy and Photography:
    Online WIMDI events use Zoom, and as such we cannot guarantee that no photos or screenshots will be taken of you during the event. We love it when our members connect at our events using both video and audio, but we understand if our members prefer to participate with their video turned off to preserve (more of) their privacy.

*WIMDI uses an inclusive definition of women that means "people who are in a gender minority in their field". This includes trans individuals, genderqueer, agender, intersex, two spirit, and non-binary folks. If you are not sure if you are included, please err on the side of attending our events! Feel free to reach out to the Organizer, Holly Burton, with any questions and for an automatic welcoming face and first-friend at any WIMDI event.

Job Search Strategies for First Time Managers - WIMDI Interactive Webinar

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In 2022, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give interactive talks on topics that help women kill it at work.

Welcome to Talk 6 of 13 - Job Search Strategies for First Time Managers

Moving up the career ladder is tough – and doing it while getting hired at a whole new company is even trickier! If you’re itching to move into your first management job, you’ll need to find the right combination of tips, tricks, and magic resume wording that will convince hiring managers you’ve got the skills to manage a team.

This talk will focus on everything you need to know to successfully transition up a level from individual contributor to manager in your next job search (even if you’ve never had the “official” manager title before). We’ll cover:

  • The five basic steps to getting hired in your first management job
  • Steps you can take to feel 100% confident that you already have the skills to be a great manager
  • The do’s and don’ts of positioning your transferable skills so you’re an ideal fit for management
  • Interview and resume-writing techniques that will help you move up the ladder

The goal of this talk is to get you handing in your two weeks’ notice from your boring individual contributor job because you just got hired for your first management role! Woo hoo!

Vida Thomson, Career Coach & Professional Resume Writer
Vida is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, Career Coach, and Professional Resume Writer.

She started her career in Human Resources Management and worked for 10+ years in all facets of HR, including recruitment, training and development, onboarding, compensation, performance management, employee relations and conflict resolution.

In 2017, Vida started Flourish Career Consulting to focus on career development services for clients, including Professional Resume Writing, Career Assessments and Career Coaching, including interview preparation, career transitions, career planning, outplacement services, and leadership development.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Resources Management, a Certificate in Social Media & Online Marketing, and Certificate in Psychometric Assessments.

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Attendance Notes:

  1. Gender:
    This event is open to individuals of any gender identity.
  2. Code of Conduct:
    By Attending this event, you agree to adhere to WIMDI's code of conduct, which you can find at wimdi.com/code-of-conduct-and-policy.
  3. Privacy, Photography and Recording*:
    Online WIMDI events use Zoom, and we will be recording this event in the hopes of eventually releasing replays of the speaker portions of our events. As such we cannot guarantee that no photos, screenshots, or recordings will be taken of you during the event by event organizers or by other attendees. We love it when our members connect at our events using both video and audio, but we understand if our members prefer to participate with their video turned off to preserve (more of) their privacy.

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