Business and City Events to Know About This Week: Oct 21-27

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Marketing for Hippies 101: How to Grow your Green & Holistic Business

When: Monday, October 22

Where: Carolyne Taylor & Associates, 26 Bastion Square 18-A

Why: Tad Hargrave is a hippie with a knack for marketing who has helped start and build numerous green and holistic companies. He explains the ways to increase your business’ three essential elements of marketing and how to stay away from marketing that goes against your values.

Gender Diversity/Equality in the Tech Sector: Panel Presentation

When: Wednesday, October 24

Where: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour, Pacific Ballroom, 728 Humboldt St

Why: This event offers a lively discussion on where we are with diversity in the technology sector and how to get to where we want to be. A great chance to connect with like-minded people and discuss the future of women in the STEM fields.

YPQI: Youth Work Method

When: Thursday, October 25

Where: Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave

Why: If you work in youth programming, this is the event for you. Jen Harrison coordinated the Pathway Project, a youth employment and life skills project, for many years. Jen is the key coordinator in this event that focusses on the benefits and incorporation of cooperative learning into a variety of youth programs.

Understanding Financial Statements

When: Thursday, October 25

Where: Volunteer Victoria, 306-620 View St.

Why: This workshop walks you through an assortment of financial statements and gives you the terminology and understanding to feel confident with your own organization’s statements. Good for beginners or those who would like to brush up on their knowledge and learn tips to improve communications with an accountant and improve readability.

Ladies Learning Code: JavaScript for Beginners

When: Saturday, October 27

Where: University of Victoria, MacLaurin Building, Room D115

Why: JavaScript is used to power so many modern day web applications. This course is specifically designed for beginners to participate in hands-on learning and gain an understanding of how to use JavaScript and the support structure in place for continuing to grow coding skills.