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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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Ep. 38: Negotiate for what you deserve (Lauren Hasson)

Lauren is the Founder of DevelopHer and a senior software engineer at a Bay Area fintech. Her work has been featured in Apple keynotes, she was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation and Decide Now Act Summits with the United Nation’s technology council, and she’s won multiple, high-profile hackathons. She holds a degree from Duke where she completed a triple major with honors in electrical engineering, computer science, and economics in just four years.  Listen in as we talk salary negotiations, employee retention in cybersecurity, and public speaking.  You can reach out to Lauren at DevelopHer, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter  LISTEN TO EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN       

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Ep. 37: Intellectual References to Kim Kardashian (Arati Sharma)

Arati Sharma is the Director of Marketing, at Shopify. In her role, she leads product marketing, sponsorships, event marketing, and community development. One of Arati’s legacy initiatives is leading the strategy, content, and development of Unite, Shopify’s inaugural partner and developer conference which generates over 23M global impressions. Previously, Arati led operations and strategic programming for Jet Cooper, a design agency acquired by Shopify in 2013.Listen in as we talk marketing within the tech industry, dealing with imposter syndrome, and influencer marketing internationally. You can reach out to Arati on Instagram and Twitter. LISTEN TO EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN       

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