A Bit About Us

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Vision

Yukon Women in Trades and Technology is a vibrant hub with community partnerships and programs that increase awareness and provide support to women and gender diverse people in trades and technology.

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Mandate

We achieve our vision by...

Educating: about the viability of trades and technology opportunities 

Supporting: potential and present women and gender diverse people in trades and technology

Advocating: to remove barriers to access and create equal opportunities for women and gender diverse people in trades and technology

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Background

   The Yukon Chapter of WITT was formed in July of 2000 and registered as a non-profit society on August 25, 2000.

   Our organization was founded on the experiences of women working in the trades or who had tried to enter the trades.  As we’ve grown, we’re committed to  removing barriers to access and changing workplace culture

After 20 years, YWITT is still working to create spaces of belonging in careers traditionally dominated by men, build skills, provide mentorship opportunities, community support, and influence policy change toward bettering workplace environments.

We believe that gender should not be a barrier to workplace opportunities and careers in trades and technology sectors.

Our Team

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Liz Peredun
Executive Director

Liz joined YWITT as the Program Coordinator before moving into the Executive Director role in June of 2021. She has over 12 years of experience in non-profit leadership, experiential education and youth programming.

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Jessie White
Program Coordinator

Jessie has been involved with YWITT for the past 8 years, as an instructor, board member and now staff member! She brings a wealth of woodworking and programming experience to the organization.