This session on Women in Tech and Social Entrepreneurship will shed light on the steps Heather Payne, founder of Ladies Learning Code, took leading to her success in the male-dominated information technology world.

Heather Payne, Founder, Ladies Learning Code – Heather is the founder of Ladies Learning Code (WWW.LADIESLEARNINGCODE.COM), a Toronto-based non-profit start-up that runs wildly popular workshops for women (and men) who want to learn computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Recently, Heather founded HackerYou (WWW.HACKERYOU.COM) as a way to bring to her city more learning experiences focusing on technology, start-ups and entrepreneurship. She’s also working on a project for the Mozilla Foundation (WWW.MOZILLA.ORG), concentrated on building a community of people and organizations in Toronto who care about raising youth as creators – not just consumers – of technology and the web. Heather was an early investor in ShopLocket (WWW.SHOPLOCKET.COM), and in a former life, she helped start-ups like Pinpoint Social (WWW.PINPOINTSOCIAL.COM) and Shopcaster (WWW.SHOPCASTER.COM) to acquire their first users.

Friday, April 5, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (networking and lunch: 11:45 am – 12:00 pm)
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre
1344 Summer Street, Halifax

Please RSVP to Charmaine Coke at CCOKE@INNOVACORP.CA by Thursday, March 21.