|Purpose: ||This 36-month project will focus on increasing womens recruitment, retention and advancement in technology sector companies in Montreal and Quebec City, QC. TechnoCompétences and partner companies will identify role models of women in the sector, identify the barriers they faced and the strategies used to advance into decision-making positions. Human resource practices will be addressed by working with human resource professionals to identify promising practices to increase womens participation in leadership positions. The organization will share these practices and encourage their implementation among partner organizations. Knowledge will be shared to support this implementation through webinars, presentations and a compendium of best practices and approaches.
This project is part of the Women in Technology Projects initiative. The Women in Technology Projects aim to provide women the opportunity to contribute to, and advance in, the Canadian Digital Economy, where they remain under-represented. The projects will: address human resources practices, structures and measures in small, medium-sized and large enterprises; and, ensure that women have the necessary skills to become active participants in Canadas current and emerging technology sectors.
These projects will work in partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). The ICTC will develop a common evaluation framework for all funded projects, produce a document outlining the overall results and best/promising practices; and disseminate key evaluation findings for the funded projects.