Forum offers support, mentorship and inspiration for young women planning their careers

Burlington, Ontario (March 1, 2018) – The Halton Industry Education Council is proud to present the 14th annual Women as Career Coaches mentorship event. This event is designed to support young women in the Halton community and inspire them to have open conversations about occupational pathways, post- secondary destinations and work/life balance. The event will include many elements, but the focus will be on sharing career experiences, insights, and journeys with young women in an informal, interactive format.

Throughout the evening, 600+ young women and career coaches will engage in table top discussions on a variety of career related topics. With several spotlight speakers featured, they will each spend a few minutes sharing their personal career journey, offer insights they have gained over the course of their career and advice they would give to their younger selves.

Since 2005, WACC has hosted over 7,000 women and career coaches from our community – with attendance growing every year. We encourage women from all backgrounds and careers to sign up as mentors to share their own career stories.

Please join us:

What: 14th Annual Women as Career Coaches
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive

This event is free to students and mentors and is made possible through corporate sponsorships and crowdfunding. Registration is required and space is limited. Interested students can register online or through their school, while mentors can visit for more information or to sign up. Buffet dinner included.

The Men as Career Coaches event will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 5:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre. For more information or to register visit

About Halton Industry Education Council
HIEC is an innovative not-for-profit social enterprise that focuses on partnership, mentorship and workforce development in Ontario. With 28 years of experience as an active community-focused organization, HIEC’s goal is to enhance career education and inspire youth to make informed career decisions.