The global economy is on the cusp of massive change. Traditional business models are shifting to a more
accessible, digital platform. Leading this transformation is a group of revolutionary entrepreneurs who
have identified opportunities to disrupt big industries by leveraging technology to create a more
accessible landscape for consumers.
Join us 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.
Eva Wong was ranked on the Women in FinTech Powerlist in 2017 and was named one of 20 Tech Start-Up
Founders to Follow by Twitter Canada. With a background in management consulting and business
development, Eva identified an opportunity to improve the accessibility of personal credit ratings and
subsequently launched Borrowell. Borrowell is a tech platform that offers free credit score monitoring,
personal loans and product recommendations to over half a million members. Today, it is considered
one of Canada’s largest fintech companies.
The first time Huda Idrees became a CEO she was just 12 years old. Having learned several computer-programming languages and web design at school in Saudi Arabia, it occured to Huda that she could sell those services. Huda is now 26 and an established innovator in Canada's tech-startup community. Her latest Toronto-based startup, Dot Health, aims to streamline patient health records by collating the information and allowing it to be accessible to patients through smartphones, tablets and computers. Huda is on a mission to solve a “massive problem in the global health-care system” by enabling people to be the “CEOs of their own health” and as a result, access proper treatment.
Sage Franch recalls her first experience with code as her ‘caveman moment', where she discovered the ‘fire’ of her true passion. At just 25 years old, Sage is an experienced developer, technology educator and
founder of lifestyle and tech blog, TrendyTechie.ca. Sage began her professional career at Microsoft,
where she first held a role as an educator at Microsoft Learning. She then expanded her position and
became a technology evangelist at Microsoft who worked with top North American Institutions to
introduce cloud computing into technical curricula. A motivational speaker and leading voice in
technology, Sage has used her international platform and identity as the “Trendy Techie” to advocate
for diversity in STEM.