The tech sector in Quebec, specifically Montréal, is experiencing a labour shortage. Because this is an industry that is bound to experience strong growth over the next few years, there are many opportunities available for high-quality jobs in diverse fields.
Despite this potential, there are not enough women in the tech sector. Women are part of the solution to meet growing recruitment needs, not only because they can fill positions, but they can also ensure a diversity of experiences and points of view.
In this context, Ubisoft and the Chamber have partnered to create an awareness and mobilization campaign that encourages more young women to go into the tech sector and fulfill their potential.
The Ubisoft Women in Tech initiative welcomes three inspiring female role models – an entrepreneur, a researcher, and a programmer – as part of the following aspects of the initiative:
- Conference by Randi Zuckerberg: The Chamber welcomes Randi Zuckerberg, entrepreneur, successful author, and icon of the tech sector, on March 14 as part of the Bell International Leaders series. Ms. Zuckerberg is a businesswoman who is passionate about technology and media and wants to play a significant role for the next generation of successful female executives.
- Trade mission to Silicon Valley: The Chamber is organizing an exceptional mission that will allow nine start-ups and the three ambassadors of the initiative to discover the region’s start-up ecosystem, raise the profile of Montréal’s own ecosystem, create international ties, and take part in the Women of Silicon Valley event, the largest Women in Tech event in the world.
- Mobilization campaign: The initiative’s ambassadors will take part in a series of events and communication efforts to help young women better understand the career opportunities available in the tech sector. More details will be revealed soon.