Girls in Tech Toronto launched in early 2011, and is focused on connecting, empowering and advocating for women and girls in tech. We do this by hosting events and mixers, helping out with area conferences and tech events, and spotlighting awesome women and their contributions to the tech industry. We have about 500 members, and we hold about 6 events per year. Our core programming includes the Power Hour Social. This is where 3 women have the opportunity to share their story, business venture/work and pose an “ask” to the audience. We really strive to provide a platform for both new and established early to mid career professionals to speak to an audience.
Girls in Tech is a global social network enterprise, focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. As young women with the capacity to inspire, we made it our personal desire and passion to create and sustain an organization that focuses on the collaboration, promotion, growth and success of women in the technology sector. Created in February of 2007, ‘Girls in Tech’ (GIT) was founded by Adriana Gascoigne. GIT was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology. GIT is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and supports over 12,000 members spread between 57 chapters world-wide
More information on Girls in Tech global can be found here: www.girlsintech.org