Empowering Women in IT
Register now for
April 2020
Re-establish your career the right way.
The Cultural Understanding and Empowering Women in IT Program
Learn more about how this program empowers newcomer women in IT to relaunch their careers in Canada.
Find your way here if you are:
- A newcomer immigrant woman to Ottawa?
- An IT professional looking to re-enter the workforce and establish your career?
- Looking to expand your network in the industry?
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Your Network Starts Here

We’d like to be the first to welcome you to your new start. The Cultural Understanding and Empowering Women in IT (cueWIT) program is designed to propel your career path as you re-enter the workforce, in a Canadian setting.

We understand that transitioning back into the workforce isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Our program provides internationally trained IT professionals with a range of resources to support you every step of the way.

Your global skills, paired with our training in civic and cultural engagement, will give you a powerful perspective to become an asset in the Canadian workforce and re-ignite your career.

What You Can Expect

Over a period of three months, you will experience top-tier mentorship, coaching, and training in civic participation and cultural engagement as they relate to the Canadian workplace. The cueWIT program will guide you in discovering opportunities to re-enter the workforce with confidence.

You will benefit from:

  • Training in Civic Participation and Cultural Encounters
  • Opportunities to make industry connections
  • Mentorship and coaching from industry leaders
  • Access to opportunities within the IT industry

Your Learning Path

Hear it from our participants

“My strengths have been reinforced and I now understand the tools and techniques
to effectively connect with other professionals in my field, Gracias!”

Mayra Valdivia

“This program has empowered and helped me understand the Canadian workplace culture better in terms of professional expectations and communicating clearly with the right words! Shukra!”

Lamia Al Thiab

"This program helped me learn more about the importance of civic participation in Canada. The networking sessions with mentors helped me connect with amazing people. Listening to the stories of successful immigrant women has inspired and helped me realize the possibility of reaching my goals!"

Ghazal Fouladfard

“This program has helped me find my unique voice.”

Gloria Rhwabahirya

‘’This has been a great program for meeting positive people and it has given
me the motivation to be confident in my abilities!”

Tatyana Yarushin

“I feel empowered with clearer ideas on how to be of professional value to Canadian
employers, by my marketing my unique international skills confidently in the right
language irrespective of my gender. Tanumet!”

Aeda Abuzreba

"I have to deeply thank the entire team of professionals who supported us on this Program. It was an enriching experience and a great opportunity for integration. This has challenged me in a positive way, and also given me a clearer picture and better understanding of the Canadian labor market. I can now speak about my skills confidently. Thank you so much"

Doris Garcia

“This program has helped build my self-confidence and grow my professional network.
It has helped me understand how I can be of value to potential employers.
I am grateful to have been part of the program. Obrigado!”

Bianca Amaral Dia
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Our Partners

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
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