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It wouldn’t be a Female Founders & Funders series without including this dynamic, change-making, whole-self-giving woman. Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO of #movethedial, is setting the bar high and leading the charge when it comes to having the important conversations that are SO needed in this space.
Jodi’s movement, #movethedial, has taken the Internet by storm and is setting the stage for challenging the current status quo.
Today is International Women’s Day. The STEM industry has not always been the most inclusive to women, but things are moving in the right direction, thanks to industry titans who continue to champion inclusion and prove that women are not only important to have in a business, but incredibly vital.
I didn’t realize this at the time I invited Jodi to be a guest on this show, and I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have even tried to have her on the show if I did, but Jodi was named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada this year because of her work with #movethedial to increase the participation and leadership of women in technology out of Canada, and her success as the CEO of AceTechOntario.
Toronto-based Peloton Innovations has raised $3 million in its first funding round from a group of notable Canadian entrepreneurs.
A new study is highlighting and trying to change what many in the sector already know: Women are woefully underrepresented in Canada’s the technology industry and especially in leadership roles.
Wherever you look in Canada’s technology sectors, from the pre-revenue startup to the Bay Street boardroom, you find too few women in leadership roles.
A new report says just five percent of Canadian technology companies have a female founder and a similar fraction have a woman as CEO, figures which suggest the industry’s gender diversity is lagging other sectors.
Canadian technology companies may be breaking new ground as innovators, but a landmark study published on Wednesday finds the sector is behind the times when it comes to finding a place for women in senior roles.
Earlier this month, Google Canada made an exciting announcement: Sabrina Geremia, the company's former managing director of integrated solutions, is taking over as the national director. She's an obvious choice, of course. She's a strong, smart, well-respected leader with an international résumé. She's always been a visionary, known for having big ideas and the business savviness to realize them. She's a great role model with a generous spirit, always going out of her way to support and mentor young talent.
movethedial is a global movement dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of women in technology through shifting mindset into one of proactivity, building and uniting community to take big steps together, and delivering uniquely inspiring and highly impactful programs. And, we measure our results.
#movethedial and Raccoon, the short-form video personal storytelling app from Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced a partnership to encourage women to share their stories about working in tech: their successes, advice and big ideas for the world.
Ceridian, a global human capital management company, announced it will be a Founding Partner for #movethedial, a global movement committed to raising the profile of, and creating opportunities for women in the tech sector. In addition to contributing financially, Ceridian’s senior leadership team will actively participate in the #movethedial movement.
MoveTheDial founder and AceTech CEO Jodi Kovitz is pushing for tech businesses to put diversity and inclusion at the forefront of their development.
“Elevate is reflecting the value of inclusion. It’s about acting, not just talking about it.” – Jodi Kovitz.
Elevate Toronto is a nonprofit organization led by TechToronto, MaRS, #movethedial, OneEleven, Cossette, and the Spotlight Awards.
At a #MoveTheDial event in Toronto on Thursday morning, women founders and tech leaders gathered to learn how to amplify their stories in the media, and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs in the community.
Mayor John Tory says he and other Toronto city officials are less likely to attend tech and innovation events if they feature all-man panels and programming with little ethnic diversity.
For Canada to succeed on the global stage, we need more women tech leaders. Last night, we kicked off #MoveTheDial with the largest gathering of female leaders in tech, in Canadian history: almost 500 founders, investors, sponsors and friends, 80% of which were female leaders and we were trending #1 on Twitter last night.
Canada's tech sector is suffering from a lack of internal communication and connections and women entrepreneurs are not getting the opportunities they deserve, according to Jodi Kovitz, CEO, Acetech Ontario. She's organized a Toronto conference called "Moving the Dial" where hundreds of tech leaders and entrepreneurs will gather to discuss how women can take on higher-level positions in tech and ensure their ideas get the attention and support they deserve.
On January 16, hundreds of female entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in Toronto gathered at Move The Dial, an event organized to give women the opportunity to network with tech leaders and celebrate their contributions to the ecosystem.