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Network for Women+
We support, empower and recognize women+ at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation and disability status in the tech community.
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Our Vision

N4W addresses the interests, challenges and hurdles women+ from different backgrounds experience in the workplace by providing opportunities and support for women in tech to achieve success on their own terms.
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Our Mission

To support and advocate for an inclusive culture at Vena by setting metrics & milestones. To provide access and opportunities to women+— at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation and disability status—to network, foster leadership skills and share best practices. And to provide mentorship for women+ from different backgrounds by sharing and leveraging the experiences and knowledge of diverse roles models in our community.

Our Goals and Values

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We recognize and enhance the professional development of women+ from different backgrounds
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We advocate for a safe, inclusive racial and gender neutral workplace
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We partner with leadership to educate & promote race and gender awareness at Vena
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We improve Vena’s ability to attract & keep diverse women+ to all job levels
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Past Events

March 2021: Women's History Month

Although we weren't able to celebrate in person, our team created this video about how women at Vena manage imposter syndrome in their everyday lives. We also have some blogs about challenging the issues women+ face in the workplace that you can check out.
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July 2020: Liberating Voices Within Modern Feminism

In July, N4W and AWN partnered to organise an authentic and important panel discussion that needs greater attention in Canada's technology landscape. The panel discussion focused on Liberating Voices Within Modern Feminism highlighting our Indigenous and Black communities and the systematic challenges they face in the workplace and everyday life. The objective was to discuss how we all can help elevate these voices in hopes for a better future for our Black and Indigenous women+ as allies and supporters to change the narrative.
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May 2020: Let's Talk Empathy

In this event, Dr. Anita Nowak talked about everything from checking in on oneself to exploring different techniques for being more empathetic in our daily lives to examining how lacking empathy can impact our relationships, those we interact with, and how we feel. The session was followed by an open Q&A, where attendees engaged with Anita and and shared their stories about how they have experienced or struggled with empathy. This event was a DWYC (donate what you can) that raised 1K+ , which was split between two organizations: United Way (honouring Crystal Furtal) and Artistri Sud (an organisation that supports women's empowerment around the world through entrepreneurship).
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March 2020: International Women's Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), we celebrated women+ in tech throughout March. N4W is passionate about driving change internally and externally, and we proactively look for opportunities to recognize the achievements of women+ across the industry and to promote inclusivity, diversity and equality within the workplace.
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November 2019: Building Your Personal Brand

Our Building Your Personal Brand event saw a great turnout from those across our Tech Community. Led by visionaries Jenny Brown, Robbie Eddison, Anum Khan, Ciera Hamilton and Amy Hoidas, attendees had the opportunity to learn from and network with women at all stages of their career. With the support of our attendees, we raised over $1300 for Nisa Homes.
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August 2019: Business and Financial Literacy Workshop

Our “Business and Financial Literacy” event was led by Vena's very own finance team. Venanites from across our company learned about the inner workings of finance and accounting practices, including a practical budget negotiation exercise.
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June 2019: Industry Mentorship and Networking Event

In June, we held a Mentorship and Networking event where we invited 3 industry experts to share their experiences and advice on mentorship and sponsorship in the workplace. We also had break-out group discussions about ways to improve mentorship in the workplace.

April 2019: Panel Discussion and Q&A

For our first event of 2019, we held a panel discussion and Q&A around navigating the challenges of the tech industry and strategizing for change.
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Send us an email: n4w@venacorp.com