Posted by Nicole Belanger

Nicole is the Director of Community Development for Ladies Learning Code, overseeing our Chapter network coast to coast.

Ladies Learning Code and Influitive Partner to Help Women Skill Up In Their Careers

Since 2011, Ladies Learning Code has provided thousands of women with access to informative, empowering one-day workshops on topics ranging from HTML & CSS, to Python, to WordPress, to Photoshop and beyond. While most of our learners come to us for the occasional skills boost, we realized that many of our learners were coming back over and over again, using Ladies Learning Code workshops to build out a portfolio of skills that would help them reach new heights in their professional lives.

Seeing that demand, we decided to launch a new program in 2014 called Digital Skills to serve as a middle ground for those not quite ready for or interested in the commitment of an intensive bootcamp, but who wanted more than a single day of learning. This 7-week part-time program takes learners through fundamental topics and tools like HTML & CSS, interactivity with JavaScript and jQuery, design, SEO, and WordPress.

While the program can be demanding — learners commit to attend classes two nights a week for 7 weeks — the results make it all worth while! Participants emerge on the other side of the course with a powerful new skill set that can help them move up in their careers, or even transition to a new industry.

As more and more women successfully completed Digital Skills, word of the program spread, and we soon found ourselves with longer and longer waiting lists each time we ran the course. Wanting to be sure that the course was accessible to as many people as possible, we found ourselves on the hunt this past Fall for a new venue to host our upcoming Winter 2017 session.

And that’s where Influitive came in!

Hearing that we were looking for a home for our Winter 2017 program, the incredible team at Influitive stepped up and generously offered to host us in their beautiful offices at Peter and Adelaide.

A space to gather and learn at Influitive HQ

A space to gather and learn at Influitive HQ

When we went to visit them earlier this year, we were blown away by the beautiful, vibrant home base that they have created for their HQ team, and we are so excited to be able to give our Digital Skills participants the opportunity to learn in such an inspiring space this January!

Hosting Digital Skills at Influitive HQ also means that we will be able to welcome more learners in this coming cohort, and that they will be supported by talented volunteer mentors from the Influitive staff team.

“We’re incredibly proud to support Ladies Learning Code’s winter session at Influitive. They’re a great organization committed to developing talent in Canada’s technology ecosystem and startup community.” – Mark Organ, CEO, Influitive

When it comes to Ladies Learning Code, team work really does make the dream work, and we are grateful to partners like Influitive for their generosity.

Thanks, Influitive! We’ll see you on January 24th!

About Influitive

Influitive is driving the shift from company-centric marketing to advocate marketing. Influitive helps B2B companies to spark, build and sustain a movement behind their brands through the voice of their most passionate advocates. Influitive’s advocate marketing platform is purpose-built for driving deep human engagement at scale – persistently engaging customers, employees and partners to participate wherever advocacy happens. Influitive makes marketing investments better, giving companies an overwhelming advantage in expanding reach, accelerating sales revenue, and increasing customer retention and growth. To learn more, please visit


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