When Annie Caron and Laurence de Villers realized they were among the only female members of their classes at École de technologie supérieure (ETS), they felt that wasn’t right. Since then, the two have become the driving forces behind getting Google’s Women Techmakers event to Montreal.
“We are both from this school and when I graduated, I was the only woman out of a hundred, and it was the same for Laurence — I think there were actually two women. I said there’s really a problem, and the school agreed to host.”
Now in its second year, Women Techmakers Montreal is part of a program created by Google to celebrate International Women’s Day and to highlight the talent of women in technology. There were over 200 global events across 52 countries.
The main focus of the initiative is to build up a community of talented and passionate women techmakers, to increase the visibility of the Montreal technology community, and honour women in technology at the same time.
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