Today we celebrate women – their strengths, their achievements, their voices.

Women are changing every industry, every political stage and are continuously fighting to create a more gender-balanced world. That said, we make it our everyday mission to champion inclusion, equity and equality. We want to challenge current problematic business norms and help improve the issues women continue to face when it comes to funding, equal pay and professional development.

Our signature Women in Tech speaker series provides a platform for meaningful conversations about what our female entrepreneurs face in their day to day and the necessary steps we need to take as a collective.

Our most recent panel, in partnership with PayPal Canada, featured Althea Wishloff, a Venture Analyst at Panache Ventures, Jamie Rosenblatt, Principal of Golden Ventures, Snita Balsara, Investment Manager at MaRS Discovery District and Investment Manager at StandUP Ventures and moderated by Nancy Sahota, Head of Consumer Segment at PayPal Canada. The discussion was centred around how women can navigate and secure equal funding, how to truly manage work-life balance and how the tech ecosystem can improve their problem with gender parity.

Supporting women is built into our culture, and we’re proud to provide a space for all of our entrepreneurs to connect and support one another. We’re dedicated to delivering on our values – equity over everything and founders first – and look forward to continuing the conversation around equality in business and entrepreneurship.

Happy International Women’s Day to you, your mother’s, sisters, caretakers, colleagues, mentors and every woman who gives you unconditional support!

The DMZ is a leading business incubator for tech startups in Canada. They help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers.

The DMZ is a partner in StartUp Here Toronto.