Lessons Learned Attending Eight Days of Tech Events For International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

 

Excerpt from: https://betakit.com/lessons-learned-attending-eight-days-of-tech-events-for-international-womens-day/

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I took the train to Windsor from Toronto in the afternoon to speak at the launch of the RISE Windsor-Essex Women Entrepreneurship Network.

The RISE Network is a coordinated effort to support women entrepreneurs and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM. RISE Windsor-Essex will provide details about ongoing activities, events, programs, job boards, and mentoring opportunities.

“We’re so excited to launch RISE Windsor-Essex, a hub to promote and empower women entrepreneurs and women in STEM, two very underrepresented areas in our region,” said Nicole Anderson, director at WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation. “By bringing together and supporting all of the resources available to these women in our community, we hope to encourage more women to pursue these careers and make Windsor-Essex a more encouraging place to work as a woman.”

The RISE network can offer women in the room and the broader community, benefitting from both the regional benefits of the ecosystem and broader networks of like-minded women entrepreneurs.