Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Networking


With all the events I've been going to lately, it was a perfect time to discover Inc.'s "Best Way to Introduce Yourself," which provides great tips, such as brevity and focus. Last night, I attended Women in Technology - Networking Evening and Program Launch: Tech Talk, hosted by YES Montreal. There were two speakers at the event: Sandy Sidhu, a founder of Montreal Girl Geeks, and Tara "Miss Rogue" Hunt, who was featured in last year's "25 Women-Run Startups to Watch" by Fast Company. Needless to say, there were some great female minds in the room!

During the Women in Technology (WIT) event, there was a major focus on startups. It was no surprise, then, to read the following in today's news: "Canada is increasingly becoming a country of small entrepreneurs, says a new report from CIBC pointing to a sharp rise in the number of Canadians starting their own businesses" (source). In keeping with the female-laden theme, I should note that the article also mentions that "female-led startups tend to stay in business longer on average."

Another study reported that Canadians are a "satisfied bunch" (article here). It didn't surprise me to learn that Canadians are generally very happy with their lives - the biggest shocker was that Quebec was the second most satisfied province!

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