Sharing the Movethedial movement internationally as we work hard to increase female participation and leadership in the technology industry. Held at Grand Central Tech in New York city, Movethedial brought together more than 100 founders, leaders and men and women in tech to put the power of story into action.
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.
Five successful women leaders share their advice for young women just starting out in their careers.
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.
These women share their thoughts on the power of Going Out of Your Way for others, and the profound impact it has — especially women —- and the positive impact it makes on the community as a whole.
What does it mean to #movethedial? These women share their thoughts on the importance of community and supporting one another.
Patricia Karpas, Co-Founder & Head of Content, Meditation Studio app shares with Amber Mac the reason behind creating the platform and the importance of taking time out for self-care. Patricia also tells how she tries to #movethedial everyday while building her startup.
“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.
Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO of #movethedial, speaks at the 2018 TakeOver conference by Tribalscale. In this video, she shares her own personal story of building a global movement and her unique perspectives on promoting women in STEM.
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.
#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!
Nicole Verkindt, Founder & CEO at OMX, shares incredible learnings drawn from her career in business and how she dealt with feeling "out of her element" early on. Special thanks to Shopify for hosting this event!
Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO at #movethedial, shares her experiences working with powerhouse women in the tech world that eventually motivated her to start #movethedial and begin sharing stories of inspirational women in tech around the world. Special thanks to Shopify for hosting this event!
Tiffany Gooch, Consultant at Enterprise Canada, shares her experiences moving from the tech world to politics, as well as the most important lesson she's learned in her career. Special thanks to Shopify for hosting this event!
Michelle Holland, City Councillor at City of Toronto, shares some of the most pivotal moments in her career, including her biggest failure and how that experience combined with the support of her network and community eventually led to her success. Special thanks to Shopify for hosting this event!
Christie Pitts, Investment Partner and Chief of Staff at Backstage Capital explains why the firm sees the biggest opportunity investing in underrepresented founders. Christie shares with Michael Bancroft her reason for joining the company and which industries most excite her.
Laura Buhler, Executive Director at C100 shares the organization's efforts in supporting and accelerating the innovation ecosystem in Canada. Laura explains to Michael Bancroft how the San Francisco based non-profit is connecting founders and entrepreneurs with technology leaders and investors in Silicon Valley to help grow and scale Canadian businesses. #Movethedial
Kate Byrne, VP, Business Development, Partnership and Membership at Watermark shares why advancing women in the workplace is important to her and how her organization helps companies to increase the number of females in leadership positions. Kate speaks with Michael Bancroft about some of the initiatives and programs available through Watermark that are helping to #Movethedial for everyone.
Lisha Li, Principal at Amplify Partners is excited about seeing how machine learning will solve problems in traditional industries including transportation, construction, agriculture and health. Lisha shares with Michael Bancroft the key challenges facing companies with regards to leveraging artificial intelligence, as well as the importance of programs such as the Creative Destruction Lab.
Jessica Lee, Business and Product at Facebook explains how she took the love of technology from a young age and turned it into a career at one of the biggest and most known companies in the world. Jessica shares with Michael Bancroft how she was first introduced to the social media platform during her time at Stanford University and how her work peers have helped her career grow.
Karen Catlin, author, speaker and advocate for women in tech explains why she decided to major in computer science and work in the technology space. Karen shares with Michael Bancroft her experience gained from senior positions at companies like Adobe and how attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event highlighted the need to attract more women to the computer science field. She discusses some key changes occurring in the industry to help #movethedial for women, from education through to retention in organisations.
Andrea Matheson, Founder and CEO of M5.0 Inc shares with Michael Bancroft her biggest projects and lessons learned to date working in the technology sector, including one of the largest Y2K company conversions in North America for Bell Canada. Andrea also offers advice for companies looking to compete in international markets and how to ensure best practices when it comes to diversity across all levels of the business, no matter the size or geographic location.
Eva Helen, Founder and CEO of EQ Inspiration shares with Michael Bancroft how the organization is helping companies reach equality, attract and retain talent and impact financial results through inclusion. Eva discusses her mission of advancing women to leadership positions in the tech space by inviting men to the conversation and the importance of two-way mentorships.
Catherine Lacavera, Director of Intellectual Property Law and Litigation at Google believes you can't make a wrong decision when it comes to your career. There are always many choices and new opportunities to help grow professionally, each with their unique experiences. She explains there is no one path people follow that leads them to where they think they should be and how investing your time in the right places can be enriching and rewarding.
Being an entrepreneur to Tracie Wagman, CEO, Pin & Tucker is like climbing a mountain, the terrain can be difficult and unknown but the reward of reaching the peak is worth every step. Tracie recounts her experience of launching her own company as a female founder and how women in Silicon Valley have helped support her while building Pin & Tucker. She also shares her 5 lessons learned in climbing mountains and being an entrepreneur.
Diversity helps companies understand every aspect of business and Movethedial is bringing executives together to share best practices to assist in achieving inclusive workplaces. Jay Rosenzweig, CEO of Rosenzweig & Company Inc. has seen first hand how mentoring and supporting women, particularly at the executive level can result in building world class teams.
Colleen Moorehead, Chief Client Officer at Osler shares why she believes it is important in the technology industry to invest in diversity and ensure companies recruit, develop and retain women in the workforce.
Share your story and help #movethedial in celebration of International Women's Day 2018. Whether you're new to the workforce, mid-career or in a leadership position your insights, advice and own experience can help inspire inclusion and advance diversity. #movethedialStories
Eva Lau of Two Small Fish Ventures believes in the power of stories to inspire communities to #movethedial. Eva shares her first hand experience through her work at Wattpad — how one writer can impact a wide audience and encourage them to tell their own stories.
Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech at BDC discusses the company’s investment roadmap with Anthony Lacavera as well as why she became an entrepreneur. She also shares what’s needed in the industry to help close the gap for female founders in getting properly funded.
Carla E Brodley, Professor & Dean, College of Computer & Information Science at Northeastern University shares how she has seen STEM education evolve across North America. Professor Brodley discusses what the university is doing to help attract students and how they have broadened curriculum offerings for a diverse student base that will help Movethedial. Northeastern University Toronto Northeastern University College of Engineering
Plum.io is using artificial intelligence to help employers optimize teams and make pre-employment assessments. The company’s CEO, Caitlin MacGregor speaks to Anthony Lacavera on how she doesn’t fit the “Zuckerberg pattern” and overcomes bias in building her business. She also shares how she helps #movethedial for other entrepreneurs working with Communitech‘s Fierce Founders program.
Founder & CEO of Think Dirty Lily Tse explains how she was successful at getting the word out about her company and the importance of being authentic when telling your story. Anthony Lacavera finds out why Henry Ford's quote “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't — you're right" resonates with the #entrepreneur and how she uses it to help inspire and Movethedial for young founders. Supported by LoyaltyOne. #movethedial #womenintech #womeninSTEM #leadership
Why Dessy Daskalov always wanted to be an entrepreneur. The co-founder and CTO of Nudge Rewards shares with Anthony Lacavera the importance of mentors in building a business and how these relationships can help #movethedial .
Kathryn Hume, Vice President Product & Strategy at Integrate.ai speaks to Anthony Lacavera of Globalive about ff Venture Capital and its partnership with NYU Tandon School of Engineering on developing opportunities for researchers and entrepreneurs building AI companies. For #Movethedial, supported by LoyaltyOne.
Anthony Lacavera speaks with Lisa Bull, Vice President, People Academy, Ceridian on finding the right career path and developing talent to build the best team to create an inclusive culture that helps #movethedial.
Kirstine Stewart, President and CRO at TribalScale shares the importance of recognising women as individuals in the technology space for their strengths and skills they bring to the workplace that can Movethedial for organisations. Kirstine stresses the opportunity that has been created by the #MeToo movement to change the conversation and allow all women to achieve fair advancement and equality.