The time is now for women, in tech and beyond: panel
Five successful women, each with a nuanced and powerful voice, coming together to talk about gender on International Women’s Day at a time when change – mostly for the better, the consensus seems to be – is well under way.
Their conclusion? Things are getting better.
“A lot of work has been done. The road has been paved. We’ve got an opportunity here. Let’s just walk right into it, and take it,” said Christine Tutssel, co-founder and Senior Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives at Axonify.
Tutssel was one of five panelists on stage Thursday evening at Waterloo’s Centre for International Governance Innovation, or CIGI, for an event called Celebrating Women of Influence in Tech. It was an opportunity for women who are leaders in their respective fields to talk about how they navigate careers, and home life, in a rapidly shifting social landscape. The takeaway?
That decades of work, that pushing against stereotypes, combined with the recent twin accelerants of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, have generated positive and substantive change, and that women are not only now being accepted as equals, but are perhaps beginning the transition to a post-feminist era, one where it would be inconceivable for women to be treated as anything except