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For international women’s day, several Toronto-based startups have announced initiatives that remove barriers to women entering the tech industry, or support those already in it. Here’s a roundup of a few initiatives to expect.
Science, technology, engineering and math — the STEM disciplines — need women. That was the message from a panel convened for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held February 11, 2017 at Facebook’s Toronto headquarters.
In this episode we reach Jeremy Laurin by phone for a few tips about becoming an entrepreneur and our guest host Michelle Lochan along with Emily Milling sit down with Jean Leggett of One More Story Games to talk about the world of entrepreneurship through a female lens.
On January 18, 2017, the Globe and Mail published a special article by Jodi Kovitz (CEO ACETech Ontario) titled, “For Canada to succeed on a global stage, we need more women tech leaders.” The article portrays grim numbers of women leaders in tech and innovation as a problem requiring a challenge to readers to mobilize a movement to increase the number of women in tech leadership based on a relatively select sample size of ‘Canada’ and ‘MaRS’.
Despite its organizational genesis only three weeks ago, last night’s Moving The Dial event attracted hundreds of people — with a lineup stretching past the event doors at the MaRS Discovery District.