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Globalizing Calgary Tech is a series of thoughtfully curated discussions that help connect our community, put the spotlight on local tech and innovation leaders and learn from cities leading in tech and innovation around the world. These discussions and their takeaways lead to action, helping focus our work to massively grow the size of Calgary’s startup and innovation ecosystem. Click here to watch previous Globalizing Calgary Tech discussions.
After a series break over the summer, Platform hosted the seventh discussion in the Globalizing Calgary Tech series focused on women in tech leadership. We heard from five founders and leaders, working in tech in Canada and around the world, about the trajectory of their careers and the lessons they’ve learnt along the way, opportunities in tech, and their advice for the next generation of women in leadership.
The panelists included Catherine Bischoff, CEO at Sovereign Nature Initiative; Kelly Schmitt, CEO at Benevity; Kylie Woods, Founder and Executive Director at Chic Geek; Tess Van Thielen, VP of Advanced Services at Rogers for Business; and Shelly Kuipers, Co-CEO at The51 moderated the discussion.
The conversation was wide-ranging — here are some of our highlights from the insight they shared:
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October 15, 2021