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Women of Influence Evening Series – Tech Panel

On November 8th to meet a panel of trailblazing thinkers and change makers. These women are building digital futures in vastly different industries, but share one thing in common: they have each broken the male-dominated tech bubble to leverage innovative ideas and establish hugely successful businesses, all at an impressively young age.

Notable guests

Our Panelists

Meet Eva Wong

Meet Eva Wong

Eva is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Borrowell, a financial technology company that helps Canadians make great decisions about credit. Borrowell offers free credit score monitoring, personal loans and product recommendations to over half a million members, making it one of Canada’s largest fintech companies. With a background in management consulting and business development, Eva has worked in both the business and not-for-profit sectors in Canada and abroad, including roles at Maple Leaf Foods and Oliver Wyman. She holds degrees from Harvard University and Queen’s School of Business.

Eva was named one of 20 tech start-up founders to follow by Twitter Canada and is on the 2017 Women in FinTech Powerlist. She enjoys biking, cooking and exploring the city with her husband and two kids.

Meet Huda Idrees

Meet Huda Idrees

Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. With a background in engineering from the University of Toronto and a prolific career at some of Toronto’s best known startups including Wattpad, Wave, and Wealthsimple, her latest venture is transforming the way people access and control their own health information for good. Huda’s work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Metro News, CNBC, and Metro Morning. She has been recognized amongst the Top 5 CEOs in Toronto Life and as a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017. Huda serves on the Business Innovation and Development committee at Sinai Health System and on the Canadian Federal Economic Strategy Table for Health and Biosciences.

Meet Sage Franch

Meet Sage Franch

Sage is the co-founder and CTO of Crescendo, a tool for personalized unconscious bias training in Slack. A seasoned developer and technical educator, Sage has contributed code to startups and nonprofits across North America. In her previous roles at Microsoft, Sage specialized in cognitive computing, mixed reality, and blockchain, and prior to that she created global-scale online courses for developers as an educator at Microsoft Learning. Now splitting her time between Toronto and Montreal, Sage is an active participant in the AI ethics and transhumanist communities, and believes in building inclusive technology that improves the human experience.

To listen to the live event, visit our Live from the Podium audiocast and gain insights and inspiration.