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Women in STEM: engineer and project manager Staphesa Richards

June 1, 2017 by Caroline Dinnall

As a child, Staphesa Richards had always been a big fan of the TV series, Transformers, but it wasn’t until she saw engineers working on hydroelectric plants in Niagara Falls that she knew engineering was a profession in which she wanted to work. In high school, her math teacher—who trained as an electrical engineer—told her… Read more »

Disrupting with Digital June 20 2017, with a focus on organizational change

May 31, 2017 by Caroline Dinnall

With digital transformation a driving force for change in organizations, Disrupting with Digital is a must-attend event to get your organization up-to-date with organizational capabilities and improving customer experience. We’ve partnered with Say Yeah and Eighty-Eight to host an inclusive professional event series which highlights enterprise organization efforts to realize the impact of digital transformation. Join us June… Read more »

FITC welcomes the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre for FITC Toronto 2017 coming up April 22 through 24

April 5, 2017 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO 2016 was a major success and our team could not have pulled off such an epic event without the help of our sponsors. FITC—the Future of Innovation, Technology, and Creativity— was one of many sponsors that offered their support with last year’s holiday party and our inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour. View Girls’ Tech Tour… Read more »

HoHoTO raises $22,500 for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at this year’s HoHOTO holiday benefit party

December 6, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO has done it again. With tremendous team effort and the help of sponsors, community supporters, and attendees, HoHoTO raised $22,500 in support of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at the annual HoHoTO holiday benefit party. The HoHoTO team presented the girls with the big red and white cheque on the HoHoTO stage last Thursday. “It’s because of… Read more »

HoHoTO is almost here! We’ve got beer, pizza, prizes, and more at the Mod Club on Dec 1!

November 29, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO is fast approaching and we’re excited to keep you up-to-date with the final touches of the event. What to expect at HoHoTO Start downstairs with our photo booth and dance floor. Enjoy the good company and main bar, and dance the night away with our great DJ lineup. Take a detour upstairs to the… Read more »

HoHoTO’s first Girls’ Tech Tour is an inspiring success

November 25, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO’s Girl’s Tech Tour is an extension of HoHoTO’s mission, which is to forge the next generation of founders, funders, and technology professionals. The very first Girls’ Tech Tour was held on November 18. With the help of creative communications agency 88 Creative and the many participating organizations, girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were educated… Read more »

FITC presents ‘Giving Tuesday’ on November 29 in support of HoHoTO

November 25, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

We are extremely grateful to FITC for their support with this year’s HoHoTO holiday party and HoHoTO initiatives, including the Girls’ Tech Tour. When FITC heard about our partnership with the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre and our newest effort, the Girls’ Tech Tour, FITC donated 20 passes for their April, 2017, 3-day event, FITC Toronto 2017 to the Girls’… Read more »

Dim all the lights and pump up the volume, this year’s DJ lineup for HoHoTO at the Mod Club on Dec 1.

November 17, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

HoHoTO is two weeks away! As we inch closer to the event, we will be sharing various details regarding what to expect at the party that Twitter started. In particular, we are extremely excited to announce the HoHoTO DJ lineup for this year’s holiday party. We selected a lineup of DJs whom we know are… Read more »

EVENT CONTEST: WIN 1 of 10 PAIRS of tickets to HoHoTO, Dec 1.

November 14, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

With over $400,000 given to local charities, we’re making a positive impact on Toronto’s digital community through our workplace diversity initiatives. Support the cause and win tickets! Invite five friends by tagging them with your personal invite to HoHoTO in the Instagram comments or when you share the Facebook event page in your News Feed and we’ll enter… Read more »

The inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour, coming up November 18.

November 10, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

Coming up November 18, just two weeks before our big annual holiday celebration at the Mod Club on December 1, a group of 15 girls from YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre will travel to multiple technology companies across the city as part of the inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour. The Girls’ Tech Tour introduces young girls to… Read more »