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DXTalk: Doin' It For Themselves
On International Women's Day, DX is hosting a rapid-fire presentation featuring creatives, innovators, and disruptors who discuss their products, services, and systems that are poised to change the shape of things to come.
In six minutes and 40 seconds each, presenters take us through their startups, challenges, successes, and inspirations. The speakers for this program represent a progressive, innovative, and creative future. Their businesses inspire, promote change, and seek to improve lives on a global scale. And they're Canadian.
In Canada, women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, architecture, and traditional design disciplines.
Perhaps change is on the horizon – in November 2017, the Business Development Bank of Canada committed another $20 million to its Women In Tech program total a whopping $70 million investment over five years.
"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting women entrepreneurs as they work to find the support they need to start and grow their businesses," said Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, last year.
Alyssa Bertram, founder of easy.
Izzie Colpitts-Campbell, Programming Director at Dames Making Games Toronto
Maleeha Alvi, co-founder of Eatonomy
Kristal Lewis, founder of Senior Care Connect Inc.
Sage Paul, founder, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto
Biying Miao, co-founder of HOT POP Factory
Camille Mitchell, executive director at BEAT Building Equality in Architecture Toronto
Odessa Paloma Parker, head of content at Van der Pop
Katherine E. Kolnhofer, expert in tech law
The presentations will be followed by refreshments and networking.
Admission is free. Space is limited, so be sure to register for your spot.
DXTalk: Doin' It For Themselves is Presented by Woodcliffe Landmark Properties.