Women in Tech Peer-2-Peer #23

WomenInTech Peer2PeerOctober 25, 2016  |  7 pm  |  The Ivy, 3330 South Service Road, Burlington

Topic: What it Takes (Part II)

Inspired by the Canadian women rocking the RIO Summer Olympics and the amazing #WhatItTakes campaign from SportChek (Check out the videos here) we are bringing in mentors and coaches to take the limits off of our beliefs and dare greatly in our careers and with our businesses.

This month we have invited Ballsy member Norine Jones to share her story and tips on the importance of valuing yourself and your business or career.

The Women in Tech Peer 2 Peer group’s goal is to empower women in business by examining the unique gender based challenges of working in and with technology to effect progressive change within our working and community environments. 

Meet ups are generally for women only who work or live in Halton.  Non-Silicon Halton members are welcome.

Each month we'll have a topic for debate, and an opportunity for individuals to share challenges and successes with the group in a safe, supportive setting. 

Meetup formats may include dinner discussion meetings, guest speaker presentations, or workshops - depending on the topic.

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About the Presenter

Norine Jones began her unique career in the auto industry, starting out working in the body shop, eventually becoming a body shop manager, and then a service manager. Why is her career described as unique already? Because Norine has always been one to take on a challenge and chose her career within male dominated industries from the beginning. This gave her a solid foundation from which to continue building her current position as President of PowerVac Services Hamilton. Lest you think that PowerVac is the name for a house cleaning company, it actually provides services for duct cleaning and mold abatement and removal for home, commercial and industrial projects. Not exactly Molly Maid.

In addition to being a successful business owner, Norine is very active in the volunteer community of Hamilton. She has been participating in Girl Guides of Canada for over 14 years as a unit leader, community camp organizer and Administrative Community Leader. It is very important to Norine to show other girls and women that they too can create their own path and future.

PowerVac Hamilton is a family owned and operated business that Norine’s father took over as General Manager over 25 years ago and eventually bought. Norine joined the company as the Operations Manager and held that position for 9 years. She then moved in to the General Manager role for 2 years. After losing her father just over a year ago, Norine moved in to the role of owner and has been the Lady Boss for the past 1.5 years, officially becoming the President within the past two months.

With 3 cats, 1 dog, 2 daughters and one patient husband, Norine’s life is one of time management, learning and large cups of Early Grey Tea.



Past Meetings

  • September 2016 - What it Takes (Part I)
  • June 2016 - Member Spotlights
  • May 2016 - Member Spotlights
  • April 2016 - Member Spotlights
  • March 2016 - Making Introductions
  • February 2016 - Warming you Network
  • January 2016 - Public Speaking Techniques
  • December 2015 - Finding your Voice - Content Writing
  • November 2015 - Podcasting 101
  • October 2015 - Video Content



Silicon Halton is a grassroots high tech community focused on Technology, Community, and Growth