Executing on our Mandate and Long Range Strategic Plan

A huge thank you to those who joined us in person and on-line at the 2019 WiDS AGM and Networking Reception.  If you missed it, you can find the presentation here.  We are midst updating our 3 year strategic plan, and thank to our simply amazing Sponsors, Partners, and you - our Members - we are executing as planned.  Out next AGM will be held at the end of Q1 2020.  Stand by for details.



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Developing Talent: WiDS Expands Speed Mentoring Offering

WiDS is pleased to announce the expansion of our highly successful Speed Mentoring event. In 2019, we are thrilled to have events in Ottawa, London and Halifax - giving our regional members the opportunity to connect with leaders in Canada’s defence and security industries.

“At WiDS, two of the pillars on which we base our success are ‘creating connections’ and ‘developing talent’. Our Speed Mentoring event contributes to both. This event is really about putting yourself out there, asking questions, and taking advantage of an opportunity where so many senior-level mentors are in one space. These men and women have compelling stories and come prepared to share valuable career advice,” said Jackie Pothier, WiDS' Vice President of Professional Development.

Speed Mentoring provides a unique forum for those either just starting out or mid-career to interact with senior-level men and women in industry, military and the public sector. Mentees have the opportunity to engage in 15-minute conversations with talented senior leaders who represent a wide array of organizations in the defence and security industries. While these short sessions are designed for participants to seek career advice, they often turn into engaging conversations rather than following a simple question and answer format.