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Ep. 43: Trust the Journey (Olu Ibrahim)

Olu Ibrahim is the Founder & CEO of Kids in Tech, Inc. Kids in Tech partners with school districts and youth development organizations to provide high quality technology education for young children and youth in under-resourced cities in the after school setting in the United States. Previously, she served as an Education Pioneers Fellow with the Memphis Music Initiative, directed a high school technology internship program for high school students and served as a middle school teacher. Her professional interests focus on workforce development; K-12 and post-secondary education; technology and innovation; public policy; and business management. Listen in as we talk about everything from the value of tech education for kids to cryptographic privacy protocols. You can learn more about...

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EP. 42: Showing up as your authentic self (Victory Omotayo)

  Victory Omotayo started out as a Sociology graduate and went on to work as an analyst in the Finance and Retail industries. While completing her Masters in Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology from the University of Waterloo, she worked as a contract consultant for Via Rail. She later went on to work as an Associate Consultant with the technology group at Accenture and now works in Partnerships at Shopify. She is currently the founder of her own company, Twenty-Four Hour Woman, a social enterprise that provides content, training, and resources to female budding entrepreneurs so they can start and scale successful businesses. Listen in as we talk about battling racial stereotypes to the importance of peer mentorship. You can reach...

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Ep. 41: Make time to jump up and down (Sophia Ruffolo)

Sophia Ruffolo is the CEO and Founder of Femmebought an online platform and business directory for women founders and entrepreneurs to showcase their companies both B2B B2C and to consumers with success. Essentially our platform is a catalyst for getting women businesses clients. She worked as a lawyer in estate planning tax and securities in the United States. She moved to Canada 4 years ago to become the Chief Compliance Officer for BMO Private Bank and have helped a number of risk and control functions for BMO since the move.  Listen in as we talk about everything from supporting female business owners to building on the blockchain.    You can reach out to Sophia on Instagram, and LinkedIn. Learn more about Femmebought on Instagram or via info@femmebought.com.  This episode...

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Ep. 40: The challenge of founder worship (Anna Starasts)

After earning degrees at the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics, Anna Starasts worked as a marketing manager in an early-stage cleantech startup. She spent the next five years at a leading boutique recruiting agency for tech startups, scale-ups, and corporate innovation labs. Anna now works at Ryerson University in Advancement, where she works on philanthropic initiatives at the intersection of innovation and inclusion. In her spare time, she leads one of the longest-running women in tech communities in Toronto, Girl Geeks Toronto.  Listen in as we talk about everything from building an inclusive innovation sector, and unpacking the ethical grey zones of new technologies, and developing smarter cities.  You can reach out on Twitter to Girl Geeks Toronto or Anna. You can learn more...

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Ep. 39: Just trying not to give birth on stage (Amena Agbaje)

Amena Agbaje is a graduate from DeGroote School of Business from McMaster University. Amena started out in the business side of entertainment at MTV Canada and Alliance Films. She then worked in eCommerce management for 10 years. She is currently a Partner Manager for Shopify Plus. Listen in as we talk about going on maternity leave, being a visibility minority, e-commerce's impact on cannabis. You can reach out to Amena on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.LISTEN TO EPISODE THIRTY-NINE       

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