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
Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
e: holly@hollyburton.ca
c: 604 354 8684
w: hollyburton.ca

Upcoming events (1)

WIMDI Speaker Series - Job Search Secrets: AI, Applicant Tracking & LinkedIn

In 2019, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give talks on topics that help women kill it at work. Welcome to Talk 8 of 12 - Job Search Secrets: AI, Applicant Tracking Systems & LinkedIn Getting hired is becoming increasingly automated. Employers are increasingly using electronic Applicant Tracking Systems to create large databases of candidates that they filter through using both AI and keyword search. Only once you pass through those filters do you get a human set of eyes on your resume, making it more complex than ever to get to the first round interview. This talk will focus on all of the things you need to know to get a job interview in the new reality of machine learning, AI, and applicant tracking systems. We’ll cover: - Getting your resume layout and keywords optimized to get you hired - What recruiters are looking for on LinkedIn (and how to make sure your profile has it!) - What do AI and Machine learning mean for job seekers - How employers filter through your social media to decide if you're hirable The goal of this talk is to make sure you're the most hireable person on the internet! This talk will be given by Kiera Roets, Talent Manager at Beacon HR. Keira is the Head of Community and Talent Manager at Beacon HR and Founder of KeiraRoets.com where she gets to empower others through finding jobs they love. Keira is Beacon’s first team member - she’s been there since almost the very beginning. Keira is unfailingly customer-oriented and thrives in the scrappy world of start-ups. She is spin-class-loving, entrepreneurial, fast-moving, and an all-hands on deck growth expert with a breadth of experience in customer experience and agency recruitment. She holds a degree in Communication from SFU and enjoys long walks on the beach. Kidding, short walks with her Frenchie, Trooper, on the beach. -------------- Doors open at 5:30 for mingling and socializing. The official start time is 6pm, with additional networking time to follow. Hosted by Gavanize (formerly ACL). Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to individuals of any gender identity. 2) Children: WIMDI events are for parents too! We know childcare can occasionally be a challenge, but we don't think that should stop you from connecting and learning with us. WIMDI doesn't offer childcare at our events, but we'd love you to bring your little one along with some quiet activities to occupy them. Suitable for ages 0+ 3) 3) 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. 4) Photography: This WIMDI event will be photographed. By attending you consent to the terms laid out at wimdi.com/photography-release. We understand that some of our members may not be comfortable having their photo taken, and we don’t want this to stop anyone from attending. If you have concerns, please approach our photographer when you arrive to arrange an accommodation. For additional information, see wimdi.com/photography-policy.

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