Road to the Future will inspire young women into STEM careers.

The series will follow Alicia Close and Melanie Ewan as they blaze new trails across Canada,
meeting women in tech in 60 communities to hear their stories and inspire them to lead.

8 weeks
60 community conversations
10,000 people


Women in Tech World is proud to present Driving WinTech, a community based research tour to better understand and support women in the technology industry in Canada.


30 cities coast-to-coast
25+ national and community partners
(incubators, accelerators, tech companies and national sponsors)
87 Kickstarter funders
2,500 participants and 10,000 stakeholders reached
50 community conversations
20+ panels by expert speakers! 


community conversation

As part of this community-based research study, we are conducting a series of research activities, including this community conversation. 



Self-identify as a woman working in the tech industry (or recently left in the past 5 years), or
Stakeholders in the tech industry (including government, non-profit, educational organizations or service providers) and allies/advocates for women in tech 




Defining who are women in tech in Canada
Understanding what are women’s experiences in the tech industry
Identifying best practices for inclusion and promotion of women in the tech industry




National Report on the experiences of women in tech in Canada (barriers, challenges, successes, and resources).
Set of Playbooks (regional recommendations) to facilitate more inclusive and diverse tech communities in Canada.
Findings and data shared through Women in Tech World Online the World Women Report by the State of Women
(85 million subscribers) to ensure active steps are taken as a result of Driving WinTech.