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The past 2+ years have been about safety and forbearance – any sacrifice necessary to weather a global crisis. As we prepare to come out the other side of the “Great Pause,” we find ourselves with more opportunities to reconnect with friends and colleagues – to once more engage our five senses and feel that priceless sense of connection.

The 2022 Women in IT Channel Recognition Luncheon is just such an opportunity.

Don’t miss your chance to register now. Spaces are limited.

Agenda

Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon
Reconnecting With Your Five Senses

August 25, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM ET

  • Luncheon Registration & Networking Reception
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Awards Recognition (Women in the IT Channel)
  • Keynote Address
    Larissa Jensen, Vice President, Industry Advisor at The NPD Group
    Understanding Beauty and its Impact on Businesswomen

Connecting women to their passion lies at the intersection of Beauty and Business. Rooted in emotion, the beauty industry delivers on the promise to make women look beautiful and feel good about themselves. In this presentation, Larissa discusses the beauty industry’s unique connection with women and how the technology industry can benefit from understanding this relationship.

  • Presentation of CDN Rising Star Award & Mentor of the Year Award
  • Hall of Fame Recognition
  • Wiz Kid Presentation
    Shiza Charania

Shiza Charania is a 15-year-old high school student from Toronto working with computer vision and next-generation artificial intelligence to help identify brain tumors before they appear. She’s not old enough to drive, but she has internships this summer with University Health Network (UHN) on a tumor grading project and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) where she’s helping build a novel 3D brain tumor segmentation architecture.

Nominations are now closed

Rising Star

In the time it takes you to log into videoconference and get everyone off mute, you can help supercharge the career of a promising young female leader. Whether they impress you with their passion, their prowess or their intuitive understanding of the task at hand, take the time to recognize their effort with a Rising Star nomination. 

Mentor of the Year

We talk a lot about the importance of mentorship but too often fail on the follow-through. Here’s your chance to make that right. Take 10 minutes to complete a nomination to acknowledge the guidance someone has offered in your personal or professional life.

Watch the 2021 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon

2021 Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon

This virtual 90-minute session will bring together all the networking, inspirational presentations, awards, and surprises that you have come to expect. The luncheon will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded material and opportunities for exciting, unstructured conversation in networking rooms. Look for a little music trivia and some flower power. Can you dig it?

The event will take place on WIT-TV, a unique platform that offers the audience the opportunity to watch videos, download white papers, live chat, and socialize in established sponsor breakout rooms.

The annual luncheon is also the time we celebrate the induction of three honourees into the Women in the IT Channel Hall of Fame and honour both a Rising Star and a Mentor of the Year.

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Past Coverage

2020 coverage

For the first time ever, its year’s event was virtual. ITWC’s unique WIT-TV platform featured special networking breakout rooms that allowed us to be together during the 90-minute celebration.

The event featured inspiring speakers, the induction of three women channel leaders in the Hall of Fame, and recognition of a Rising Star and a Mentor of the Year.

This year was the 10th anniversary of this event. Take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the highlights from the past decade.

AWS announces Canada’s 2022 Partners of the Year

This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its 2022 AWS Partners of the Year for Canada. Announced during the AWS Toronto Partner Summit, the awards...

CIRA announces off-network protection for DNS Firewall

The Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) has announced a new extension for its DNS Firewall service. It now includes off-network protection for users who...

Hundreds of thousands of applications at risk from unpatched Python bug, say researchers

Over 350,000 open-source repositories may be open to compromise because they include a Python module containing an unpatched 15-year-old vulnerability. That’s the finding of researchers...

Commvault adds early threat detection capabilities with Metallic ThreatWise

Data management vendor Commvault Wednesday announced the general availability of Metallic ThreatWise, a security service designed to uncover, maintain and minimize cyber security threats. In...

Microsoft releases first Windows 11 major update

When Windows 11 launched last year, Microsoft announced that, unlike Windows 10, which received two feature updates per year, it would only get one...
Canadian cultural icon Veronica Tennant C.C. offered the luncheon’s keynote address. The filmmaker, producer, author and Prima Ballerina with The National Ballet of Canada shared her thoughts on how technology is shaping the Arts.

 

2019 coverage

AWS announces Canada’s 2022 Partners of the Year

This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its 2022 AWS Partners of the Year for Canada. Announced during the AWS Toronto Partner Summit, the awards...

CIRA announces off-network protection for DNS Firewall

The Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) has announced a new extension for its DNS Firewall service. It now includes off-network protection for users who...

Hundreds of thousands of applications at risk from unpatched Python bug, say researchers

Over 350,000 open-source repositories may be open to compromise because they include a Python module containing an unpatched 15-year-old vulnerability. That’s the finding of researchers...

Commvault adds early threat detection capabilities with Metallic ThreatWise

Data management vendor Commvault Wednesday announced the general availability of Metallic ThreatWise, a security service designed to uncover, maintain and minimize cyber security threats. In...

Microsoft releases first Windows 11 major update

When Windows 11 launched last year, Microsoft announced that, unlike Windows 10, which received two feature updates per year, it would only get one...

2018 coverage

Guest Speaker

Our 2018 guest speaker was Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Canada and author of the book Resilience: Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success.

As President of FedEx Canada, Lisson is responsible for 5,700 employees and eight airport hubs feeding into a worldwide network that handles 8 million shipments a day in 220 countries. While she has reached the upper echelons in her professional life, the journey has not been an easy one. In August 2007, her husband and high school sweetheart Patrick, suffered a massive heart attack that left him in a vegetative state for more than two years. There were some dark times for the 38-years-old mother of four young children, but she cared for her husband and continued to work full -time in an executive position. Many co-workers in her office never even knew her husband was sick. Almost a year to the day after Patrick died, she was named the President of FedEx Canada.

She will share her inspirational story at the Women in the IT Channel Appreciation luncheon in the hope that by telling her story she can provide inspiration and motivation to others that that life goes on and you can overcome hardships no matter what they may be. READ MORE

AWS announces Canada’s 2022 Partners of the Year

This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its 2022 AWS Partners of the Year for Canada. Announced during the AWS Toronto Partner Summit, the awards...

CIRA announces off-network protection for DNS Firewall

The Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) has announced a new extension for its DNS Firewall service. It now includes off-network protection for users who...

2017 coverage

The 2017 Women in the IT Channel held on August 17, 2017 at the stunningly beautiful Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ontario.

The luncheon – was one of the most exciting networking opportunities in the Channel this year – sponsored by Ingram Micro Canada.  The theme of the event is FIND YOUR TRIBE –  an effort to underscore the importance of community in the channel ecosystem.

In addition to our traditional awards honouring worthy industry veterans, and the Rising Star Award recognizing a bright up- and-comer, VMware Canada presented a Mentor of the Year Award, and Rogers held a workshop session, Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience.

Guest Speaker

This year’s guest speaker Barb Stegemann, an author and social entrepreneur ranked as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, as well as one of Profit Guide’s top 30 Cool and Fabulous entrepreneurs.

Barb’s entrepreneurial vision was formed after her best friend—a soldier—was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Understanding that supporting Afghanistan’s economy was key to building stability for its people, Stegemann created The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic oils from countries experiencing turmoil (such as Afghanistan, Haiti and Rwanda). Addressing complex global matters in her talks, Stegemann uses humour to explain how individuals can use business for good and effect change, both at home and worlds away.

2016 coverage

AWS announces Canada’s 2022 Partners of the Year

This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its 2022 AWS Partners of the Year for Canada. Announced during the AWS Toronto Partner Summit, the awards...

CIRA announces off-network protection for DNS Firewall

The Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA) has announced a new extension for its DNS Firewall service. It now includes off-network protection for users who...

Highlights of the Women in the IT Channel Luncheon 2018