Amber Mac, Tech Entrepreneur on Accelerating Change

Amber Mac shares how businesses can keep pace with the rapid changes in technologies and the importance of being agile in the current environment. Amber also explains to Michael Bancroft the cultural shift she's seen within companies when it comes to growth and how embracing change as well as the ability to say no can help founders in attracting the right projects and clients to do business with.

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Allison MacDonald on succeeding as an experimental physicist, fighting implicit bias and asserting your confidence in STEM

Allison MacDonald, an experimental physicist at D-Wave, the Burnaby-based quantum computing firm, spends her days testing and improving the chip that helps run the company’s 2,000 qubit quantum computer. Allison talks about her unique field, shares her journey to becoming an experimental physicist and talks about challenging our implicit biases in the workplace.

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Why Reshma Saujani, The Founder Of Girls Who Code, Believes Brave Is Better Than Perfect

Girls Who Code’s mission is clear and focused: to close the gender gap in technology. And with its fearless founder and CEO, Reshma Saujani, at the helm, it’s already creating a major ripple effect in the tech industry. We are thrilled to welcome Saujani as a Keynote Speaker at our #movethedial Global Summit this November 7th, especially since Girls Who Code’s mission is perfectly aligned with that of #movethedial. As Saujani says, quoting the famous activist Marian Wright Edelman, "You can't be what you can't see."

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Describe your #movethedial moment

A #movethedial moment is a point in your life when someone decides to Go Out of Their Way to help someone else. Every successful individual has a village of supporters who have moved the dial for them in some way. These women share their own #movethedial moments and their resulting positive impact.

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JEDx 2018: Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO of #movethedial, on Empowerment

“We have a basic responsibility — a human responsibility — to reach out actively to others. To give of our time, our energy, our money, our spirit in a statement to do whatever I can do.”

Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO of #movethedial, speaks at JEDx 2018, hosted by The House Toronto. In this video, she shares her belief of Tikun Olam -- or repairing the world through action -- and how a shocking wake-up call spurred her to embrace activism and eventually start the #movethedial movement.

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Chris Eben, Managing Partner at TWG on Prioritizing Diversity

At TWG diversity is key to not only delivering the best possible products and software solutions for their clients, but also being able to attract the best talent to produce the work. The company’s managing partner Chris Eben shares with Amber Mac how the firm was able to #movethedial by refocusing its priorities on inclusion and create an open work culture that encourages voices to be heard across all teams.

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#movethedial Brings Digital Literacy Day to Hillcrest Community School

#movethedial and Hillcrest Community School had the privilege of hosting one of over 110 events for Digital Literacy Day! In partnership with our friends Sladjana Jovanovic (TD Bank), Dave Resnick (Google Canada), and Nadeem Nathoo (The Knowledge Society), we were able to host an amazing presentation, as well as kick off STEM education for the school with a brand new STEM Lab!

Special thanks to TD Bank, Google Canada, and TKS for their generous donations to the Hillcrest Community School STEM Lab. Take a look at some highlights from this memorable day!

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