• 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 Keira 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) 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.

  • Women in Male-Dominated Industries BYO Lunch Picnic

    Robson Square Ice Rink

    This summer WIMDI is meeting up for mid-workday picnic lunches! Bring your lunch and meet us on the North Stairs of Robson Square (the Art Gallery side). We'll eat together and network, talk, and share strategies with other women who understand what it's like to work in male-dominated industries. Heck, we'll even do a round of our famous #WIMDIasks to help connect you with resources that will help your career! Here's the plan: 1) Grab your homemade lunch from the fridge at work (or buy one, we're not judging!) 2) Meet by the steps on the North side of Robson Square. 3) Meet some cool women and chat about our work lives. 4) Exchange cards, phone numbers, emails, and LinkedIn connection requests with an amazing group of women who get what your work life is like. We'll be there to share lunch with you RAIN OR SHINE. If it's raining, you'll be able to find us a little further down the stairs in Robson Square so we can stay nice and dry. Hope to see you there! Holly Burton Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries e: [masked] w: wimdi.com Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to people 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) 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 does not have photography.

  • Women in Male-Dominated Industries 2019 Pride Parade Picnic (with WIGeh)

    It's that time of year again! Come join us and our friends at Women in Games for a Pride Parade Picnic in the park! Bring your own snacks and refreshments and a blanket/chair to sit on for a laid-back afternoon enjoying the surroundings with new and old faces. LGBTQ2I+, allies and all genders, as well as Families and Dogs welcome! Location: We are planning to sprawl over a shady spot on the lawns near the intersection of Nicola street and Beach Ave (near the sculpture of the giant rings). The exact location will be updated closer to the day, with more detail on how to spot us in the crowd. Time: We'll be there relaxing from 3pm until 6pm. Feel free to join in any time, whether coming from the parade or other Pride Festival activities nearby! As this is a joint hosted event, you can RSVP on either WIMDI's meetup page or Women in Games (but ideally not both!) so we can estimate how much space we’ll take up on the day. Hope to see you there! Holly Burton Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries e: [masked] w: wimdi.com Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to people 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) 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 does not have photography.

  • Women in Male-Dominated Industries Cafe Night

    JJ Bean on Alberni & Bute

    Join us at JJ Bean on Alberni for a night of networking, chit-chat, and strategy sharing between women in male-dominated industries. Here's the plan: 1) Meet at JJ Bean on Alberni. 2) Order delicious cold brew coffee, iced chamomile tea, very berry muffins, etc. 3) Meet some cool women and chat about our work lives. 4) Exchange cards, phone numbers, facepages, myfriend accounts, tweetster, instapics, snaptexts, or whatever it is that the kids are using these days to stay in touch. 5) 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 Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries e: [masked] w: wimdi.com Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: All WIMDI Cafe 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 cisgendered men to learn and participate in WIMDI conversation at most of our other events, but we reserve the Cafe Nights as a space for women* to connect with each other freely and openly. 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) 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 does not have photography. *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.