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About the WOW Dinner

The WOW Dinner

The WOW Dinner is part of an inspirational global series of networking events aimed at promoting diversity and the empowerment of women in tech and related industries. The dinner is taking place on May 21, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel, and coincides with the Collision Conference held just blocks away. The event welcomes people of all genders and orientation. Expect an evening of great conversation with a vibrant group and an eclectic mix of innovators, amazing food and inspiring speakers!

Background

The first WOW Dinner (Worldwide Network of Women) was organized in Lisbon, Portugal at the onset of the Web Summit 2017. Since then the dinner has been held three more times, and the idea has spread globally to seven countries, including now in Canada. We have set up an international network to forge valuable relationships that promote women and men to speak about the challenges and opportunities more diversity in our workplace have presented.  Our team of ambassadors and founder, Isabel van der Kolk, have arranged media interviews for event speakers and are continuing to work on new programming.  On some occasions WOW Dinner has also extended to university students to hold networking breakfasts and speakers that support their entrance to the tech industry.

The WOW Dinner exists because of incredible support from sponsors around the world who understand the value that diversity and inclusion bring to not just society, but the success of each person within the industry and the larger success of the tech sector.