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Witty is a monthly podcast where women in technology share their stories. Founder and host Yasmin has candid, informative conversations with female leader's about how they navigate the technology industry. Witty's guests range from Bumble founders, Instagram data scientists, Netflix recruiters, Google marketers, to angel investors. Witty is growing quickly, backed by an all-women team, partnering with women-first organizations, and reaching more than 50,000 loyal listeners in over 133 countr ...
 
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Jordana Schelberg runs marketing and brand strategy at TalentHack, a platform that builds business tools that supercharge the next generation of fitness and wellness trailblazers. Jordana talks about the value of having an unconventional background in technology, transitioning your side passion into a full-time job, and the future of fitness in a p…
 
Elizabeth Kenyon, a Canadian software developer at Bold Commerce and a viral TikTok creator. Elizabeth talks about the value of cultivating community in a male-dominated computer science major, tips on combating imposter syndrome, and the opportunities and pitfalls of being a TikTok creator. Reach out to Elizabeth on LinkedIn or Twitter or TikTok. …
 
Elena Sinelnikova is the Co-founder and CEO of MetisDAO, an information technology and services company. Previously, Elena was the founder and CEO of CryptoChicks, an international organization that educates young women about blockchain. Elena holds a masters degree from the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET). Elena talks …
 
Ravina Mutha is the Co-founder of Enterprise Bot, a company that builds customer service bots that communicate in natural language and understand users' requirements. Enterprise Bot was awarded Forbes 60 Women-Led Startups. Ravina holds a bachelors of science degree from Bentley University. Ravina talks about navigating entrepreneurship in differen…
 
Erin Bury is the CEO and founder of Willful, an online platform that makes it affordable, convenient, and easy for Canadians to create a legal will online. Previously, Erin was on the founding team of BetaKit--Canada’s largest startup publications--and Sprouter, a social network for entrepreneurs. Erin also ran a technology marketing agency Eighty-…
 
Devon Brooks is the CEO and founder of Sphere, a managed marketplace platform for membership-based coaching experiences. Previously, Devon co-founded Blo Bar, the world’s first and largest franchise chain of Blow Dry Bars. Devon was awarded one of “InspiringFifty” women in STEM in Canada, and “Top 40 Under 40” in Business Vancouver. Devon holds a B…
 
Jill Earthy is the CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia, a provincial non-profit organization helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. Jill started and grew two businesses, Momcafe Network and Nasco Staffing Solutions. With this experience, Jill now leads various entrepreneurship and funding ventures to support fema…
 
Anna Murray is the President of tmg-e*media, one of the earliest web development firms founded in 1996, now a boutique technology consulting firm. Anna is a speaker and author, The Complete Software Project Manager. Previously, Anna was the Chief Intelligence of Officer at Time Out New York. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, and a M…
 
Kathryn Brett Goldman is the CEO and Founder of the Cybermaniacs, which teaches cybersecurity through unique courses and content. Previously, Kathryn was a sales, business development, and communications leader for various Information Technology firms. Kathryn talks about IT entrepreneurship as a mother, the value of cybersecurity education, and co…
 
Emma Poposka is the Co-founder and Director of BronID, previously Brontech, an identity management and data sharing platform. Previously, Emma worked as a software developer and technology consultant in various Macedonian private and public organizations. Emma holds a Bachelors in Informatics and Computer Engineering and a Masters in Bioinformatics…
 
Marisa Bernstein is the Program Manager for Code For Canada, a national non-profit that serves as the connective tissue between government innovators and the tech community. Previously, Marisa worked in landscape architecture and urban planning at organizations like Space2Place, Terraplan Landscape Architects, and the City of Toronto. She co-founde…
 
Andrea Higuera is the CEO and co-founder of Yask, a global AI powered language community. Previously, Andrea was the co-organizer of Colombia.AI--the largest Artificial Intelligence community in Latin America--and was a product manager at various startups in Colombia. Andrea talks all things artificial intelligence: from building machine learning k…
 
Camas Winsor is the Chief Operating Officer of Rangle.io, a company that builds high-quality customer-centric software experiences. Previously, she was the Vice President of Operations Bubl Technology Inc., Director of Operations at Nurun, and Director of Product Management of Euro RSCG. She holds a bachelors of science in computer science and psyc…
 
Ana Bell is the author of “Get Programming: Learn to Code with Python.” Ana is a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on campus and as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Class). She holds a PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University, and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Ana talks abou…
 
Megan Rafuse is the co-founder of Shift Collab, an integrated healthcare company that offers both therapy and mental wellness education in a simple, relatable, and actionable way. Megan has been a practicing therapist for more than a decade. She has co-created a number of high-profile mental health education programs such as What’s Your Big Lie?, w…
 
Melissa Nightingale is co-founder and partner of Raw Signal Group, a management and leadership training company. Melissa has worked in technology communications for more than twenty years at Edelman, Mozilla, and more. In 2016, she was the Head of Creators at Wattpad. On the side, Melissa and her husband wrote the blog The Co-pour which became one …
 
Tatyana Mamut is the Head of Product (CPO) at NextDoor. She has been a leader in the media and technology industry for more than twenty years. Previously, Tatyana was the Head of Brand Planning at Leo Burnett, Founder and Senior Director of Organization Design at IDEO, the Vice President of Product Experience of IoT Cloud at Salesforce, and the Gen…
 
Cerelle Centeno is the senior director of product at Horoscope.com. She worked in online marketing for more than ten years at organizations like eMarketer, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Luminary Labs. Cerelle talks about the impact of technology on astrology, navigating a tech company as a product manager, and the benefits of mobile-based subscrip…
 
Ishita Arora is the Vice President of Product at Fleetsmith, an automated Apple fleet management product that solves on-boarding, fleet intelligence, management, and security for IT teams. Prior to Fleetsmith, Ishita was a Product Manager at Dropbox. Ishita graduated from University of California Berkeley with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.…
 
Leen Li is the Chief Financial Officer of Wealthsimple. Leen received her bachelors degree in China at the Changchun Taxation College. She then moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to receive her masters in finance at Saint Mary's University. In 2005, Leen moved to Toronto to join Eloqua. In 2012, the founder of Eloqua asked Leen to be the Vice President …
 
Laura Hutton is the Chief Product Officer of Quantexa, an enterprise intelligence company. Prior to founding Quantexa, Laura was the Head of Global Banking and Markets Solutions at BAE System’s Detica NetReveal. Laura talks big data, taking risks as a large company, and facial recognition technology. You can reach out to Laura on LinkedIn. Stay up …
 
Lidia Yan is the Co-Founder & CEO of NEXT Trucking, a technology platform connecting shippers with carriers. Previously, Lidia was the founder and CEO of 9luxe.com the leading fashion B2C and B2B platform in Shanghai, China. Later in her career, she was the Marketing Director of LA Made and the Mobile Marketing Manager of NewEgg.com. Lidia holds a …
 
Denise is Chief Product Officer at DriveScale. Previously, Denise was a Senior Vice President at Juniper Networks, and a Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Sun Microsystems. Denise holds a Bachelors of Science from Syracuse University and Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Denise talks the value of emp…
 
Stephanie Scapa is the is founder and CEO of WEVY, an entertainment app allowing you to easily listen, read, and watch content, as well as share with others. Stephanie also is the senior VP of Corporate Development at Altair, WEYV's parent company. She is also the founder of Tech Tree, a philanthropy helping corporations get hands-on in their commu…
 
Cooper Harris is the current founder and CEO of Klickly, a SaaS platform that predicts who will buy, then lets them purchase easily. Earlier in her life, she worked as a successful actress in Los Angeles and New York. While acting, she started attending hack-a-thons. Cooper furthered her interested in technology as the Director of Innovations and T…
 
Naomi Ceder is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Python Software Foundation. Naomi is a published author on Python programming, a long-time Python community organizer, and the co-founder of Trans*Code Hackday. Naomi knows ten languages and holds a Ph.D. in Classical Languages and Literature. Naomi talks about the beginning and future of th…
 
Alex Williamson is Chief Brand Officer and a founding team member at Bumble. Alex majored in Cinema-Television at Southern Methodist University. She was hired by Bumble Founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd as a three-month contract employee to help Bumble launch in Dallas, Texas. Within three weeks into the contract role, Alex was managing Bumble’s s…
 
Marie-Phillippe Gill is a student technology influencer through Girl Knows Tech, and is pursuing a master degree in machine learning. Marie-Phillippe has received many accolades for her work to make technology more inclusive for women, including the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship, an award from the Prime Minister of Quebec, the Forces Avenir a…
 
Amy Rasdal has over 20 years of experience in Operations, Product Development, Corporate Development and Marketing. Amy founded three companies, Rasdal Associates, Inc., Billable at the Beach, and Billable with Baby. Amy held a variety of positions at CareFusion, Cardinal Health, Tandem Medical, Epic Cycle Interactive and ASK Computer Systems. Amy …
 
Maya Brooks worked for three years in Commercial Banking at JPMorgan on both credit and sales teams. After gaining technical expertise as a front-end web developer, she made the leap to startups in as a product associate at Swaggle, a fashion startup and, now, works as a Product Manager at iFundWomen. Maya's side activities include writing for Boss…
 
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 M…
 
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 technol…
 
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 U…
 
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,…
 
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 visibi…
 
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 f…
 
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. Pre…
 
Eva Lau is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures. Before starting Two Small Fish Ventures, she was Wattpad’s Head of Community and Content and Director of Product Development of Brightspark Labs. Eva currently serves as an Associate in Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management. She is also involved in man…
 
Susan Danziger has an Art History major from Cornell University, and a law degree from NYU. She quit the big law firm life to run bicycle tours around Europe. After coming back to North America she founded several companies. Her latest company, Ziggeo, is a cloud-based video technology company that powers video communication. Listen in as we talk a…
 
Natalie is Co-Founder and Head of Product at Cover, so she is largely responsible for day-to-day operations and front-end design. She graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Mathematics and she started her career in the New York City fashion world. Listen in as we talk about navigating the startup space, hiri…
 
Julie Fajgenbaum received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Julie started out in consulting at Oliver Wyman and McKinsey & Co. Julie, then, worked at American Express for ten years, where she lead OPEN, the Small Business unit, as their Chief Marketing Officer. Julie is now the CE…
 
Jennifer Tidy received her MBA from University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business. Jennifer was the second employee of Modiface, the leading provider of Augmented Reality technology for the beauty industry. Over nine years, she has helped grow the company and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Partnerships. Jennifer talks about be…
 
Tiffany is a graduate of Wellesley College and Boston College Law School. Tiffany spent five years working in the NFL as an advisor to the owners of the New England Patriots. Tiffany was an early employee of Vox Media and helped the company through a tremendous period of acquisition and growth. Tiffany now works for Lotame, a leading advertising te…
 
Maurya Couvares is the Co-founder and CEO of ScriptEd, a national nonprofit that equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology. For her work with ScriptEd, Maurya has been honored as an IgniteGood/Huffington Post Millennial Impact Fello…
 
Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia, is an expert in mobile technology and data solutions, and as an entrepreneur is also the founder of multiple tech companies, holding numerous patents in the mobile technology space. Her leadership at UberMedia has directly contributed to the mobile data location and analytics company being ranked #16 in The Wall Stree…
 
Marie is Senior Associate Manager at the SVX team at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing based in downtown Toronto. The SVX is building the impact investing marketplace with fantastic impact ventures, funds, and investors where Marie leads their investor relations strategy. Marie previously worked at The MasterCard Foundation and at MEDA, a global…
 
Dionna McPhatter is the co-founder & managing partner of BLKBOX, a technology-driven marketing, and intelligence company. Prior to launching BLKBOX in 2014, she spent 10 years managing Consumer Insights for Procter and Gamble and as a VP of Insights & Analytics for Reckitt Benckiser. A Div I basketball player and a graduate of West Point with a B.S…
 
Katherine Homuth (Hague) is the Founder and CEO of Sheerly Genius, the first-ever rip-proof, snag-proof and all around life-proof brand of pantyhose. She is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Katherine's first venture-backed startup, ShopLocket, was acquired in 2014 by global manufacturing and design company PCH. Following ShopLocket's succe…
 
Kyla Bolden is the president and co-founder of Wiz Kid Coding, a socially-minded startup that focuses on providing educational coding and STEM programming for kids ages 3 to 16. Since launching Wiz Kid Coding in the summer before her senior year of Tufts University in Boston, Wiz Kid Coding has taught over 1,500 children, in 20 schools and 2 countr…
 
Megan Adams graduated from the University of Ottawa, studying Communications with a specialization in Public Relations, worked in the PR and Marketing world in Toronto. Currently, Megan focuses on empowering teams through operational excellence as Product Operations Lead at Shopify. Megan talks product operations, hacks to achieve daunting goals an…
 
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