MONTRÉAL, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Ubisoft and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal are pleased to partner to launch Ubisoft Women in Tech, an initiative to inspire and encourage young women to consider one of the many careers in technology. The Chamber also announces, as part of this initiative and its Bell International Leaders series, that it will host Randi Zuckerberg, a leader who has made it her mission to get women of all ages interested in technology and entrepreneurship.
An initiative to encourage young women to choose ICT
"Together, Quebec and Montréal have established themselves as one of the most important technology centres in North America, thanks in large part to local creative and technological talent," said Cédric Orvoine, vice-president HR and communications for Ubisoft Montréal. "But we have to do even better. The increase in the local pool of expertise is a path to strategic growth, and diversity represents an incredible opportunity. Significantly increasing the presence of women in the technology sector has to be a priority. With Ubisoft Women in Tech, we hope to shine a spotlight on this issue and inspire young women to choose careers in technical and creative settings."
"Diversity in companies stimulates innovation and growth," said president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, Michel Leblanc. "Given the tight labour market, we need to increase the presence of women in every sector of activity. The Chamber is proud to partner with Ubisoft to launch this initiative that will inspire young people – particularly young women – to embark on a career in technology and become the leaders of tomorrow."
The Ubisoft Women in Tech initiative, which runs until June, appoints inspiring female role models as ambassadors. The ambassadors, whose identity will be revealed shortly, will have a unique experience that will include meeting Randi Zuckerberg during her visit to Montréal and that will take them to Silicon Valley for a trade mission funded by Quebec's Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation. Working in the Montréal technology sector, these ambassadors will share their experience with the public, particularly young women, over the course of several months.
Montréal welcomes Randi Zuckerberg, an inspiring role model for young women
The Chamber is pleased to welcome Randi Zuckerberg, entrepreneur, successful author and leading figure in the technology sector, on March 14, as part of the Bell International Leaders series and Ubisoft Women in Tech.
With a passion for technology and media, the Harvard graduate launched Zuckerberg Media in 2013. With her company, Zuckerberg wants to play a significant role in developing the next generation of successful women business leaders.
"Randi Zuckerberg is heavily invested in the place of women in business, particularly in the technology sector," said Michel Leblanc. "Her appearance as part of the Bell International Leaders will give the Montréal business community and, most importantly, the many students who will attend the conference, a chance to meet a successful entrepreneur who is helping strengthen the place of women in a sector of the future."
This Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal event is organized thanks to the support of Bell and presented by Ubisoft in cooperation with the Montreal Gazette and Le Devoir.
Details and registration information for Randi Zuckerberg's speech are available on the Chamber website.
Find out about the Ubisoft Women in Tech initiative: http://ccmm.ca/womenintechubisoft and continue the discussion #WomeninTech #Ubisoft
Over the years, the Chamber has welcomed many prestigious speakers as part of its Bell International Leaders series, including President Barack Obama, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Prime Minister Manuel Valls, former President of General Electric Jack Welch, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
About the Ubisoft Women in Tech initiative
Ubisoft Women in Tech is an initiative meant to encourage young women to explore career opportunities in technology. Initiated through the cooperation of Ubisoft and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, it is also made possible thanks to the participation of the Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation and the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale.
About the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
With a network of over 7,000 members, the CCMM is active on two fronts: being the voice of the Montréal business community and delivering specialized services to businesses and their representatives. With its finger on the pulse of current events, it acts on issues that are decisive for the prosperity of the city's businesses. With the support of the Acclr experts, the CCMM's goal is to accelerate the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes, at home and around the world.
Ubisoft is a world leading creator, publisher and distributor of video games and interactive services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin's Creed, For Honor, Far Cry, Watch Dogs and Rainbow Six. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and distribution subsidiaries are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets, and PCs.
SOURCE Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
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