Amira Boutouchent, Julie Tousignant and Catherine Proulx, Ubisoft Women in tech ambassadors, visited Silicon Valley last April 29 to May 3 as part of the trade mission seeking to promote Quebec’s expertise and to draw inspiration from technology giants.
They share their thoughts on this exceptional adventure.
I’m writing to you today from the Montréal-Trudeau airport, alongside my entrepreneur and ambassador friends! We are all San Francisco bound to attend the international Women of Silicon Valley conference.
To begin with, it’s really important for me to tell you just how proud I am to be a part of this very special mission. It is a mainly female delegation made up of very inspiring entrepreneur women! Each of these women is an active contributor to the development and growth of Montréal’s entrepreneurial and technology scene.
- Explore the place of women in technology from the perspective of people from around the globe. Especially after the #metoo movement, it will be very interesting for me to discover what concrete actions are undertaken to increase diversity and inclusion in the technology world.
- Carry out some business development for BRIDGR. Networking, meetings, financing… everything that can open doors and help grow BRIDGR internationally.
- Get to know the other entrepreneur women in the delegation. The strength of a delegation is often underestimated in these kinds of situations, and I’m eager to get to know all the inspiring women I’ll rub shoulders with.
As I usually do, I’ll write notes on my adventure, my encounters and everything that I’ll find interesting to share.
We’re boarding the plane, so bye for now!
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About the trade mission to Silicon Valley
The trade mission to Silicon Valley, led by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal in partnership with Ubisoft, was presented by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation. The trade mission was made possible through the cooperation of CN and the participation of the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, Montréal International and our official carrier, Air Canada.