Behind the Tech: Women Highlight Series

As entrepreneurs, it is common for us to obsess over phenomenal business ideas and read all about models, affiliations, acquisitions, and company cultures. Although this information is insightful and inspiring, being able to find out who is behind the idea introduces you to the human aspect of the hard work and dedication that is necessary to bring these ideas to fruition.

There are many women in tech that deserve praise, but we’ll start with these 5 tech favourites.

Notable Women in Tech

1. Chioma Ifeanyi-Okoro: Founder of My African Corner

Follow on Twitter: @Chiomaio

My African Corner is dedicated to accelerating entrepreneurs and professionals in the Black community.

  • Named in “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”
  • Sits on the CPA Emerging Leaders Advisory Board
  • The founding executive for the Black Professional in Technology Network

2. Eva Wong, COO of Borrowell

Follow on Twitter: @eva_toronto

Borrowell offers free credit scores, automated credit coaching tools and AI-driven financial product recommendations.

  • A growing leader in the Canadian fintech industry
  • One of the Standout 35 on the global Women in Fintech Powerlist
  • Twitter named Wong one of the 20 tech startup founders to follow

3. Nadia Hamilton, Founder of Magnusmode

Follow on Twitter: @Magnusmode

Magnusmode is an app that guides people with special needs through everyday tasks such as cooking, shopping, and travelling.

  • 2011 Project Wildfire Social Business Awards
  • Awarded with SheEO’s 2016 Radical Generosity Initiative
  • Received Startup Canada’s National and Regional Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016

4. Eva Lau, Co-Founder of Two Small Fish Ventures

Follow on Twitter: @MrsEvaLau

Two Small Fish Ventures invests in early-stage tech companies and help entrepreneurs develop their network strategies and develop the next big thing.

  • Built the “ASSET” framework which many incubators and accelerators have used in their business models and strategies
  • Shares her expertise by mentoring entrepreneurs with the incubators and accelerators in Ontario
  • Finalist for Angel Investor of the year at the 2015 Canadian Startup Awards

5. Janelle Hinds, Founder of Helping Hands App

Follow on Twitter: @MobileAppQueen

Helping Hands App provides a platform for youth to find opportunities to gain leadership and work experience where they can showcase and grow their skills.

  • Was listed on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for 2020
  • Earned a Bachelors of Engineering with majors in both Biochemical and Electrical Engineering
  • Works as a mentor and advisor with the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge

Key Takeaway

Women are making huge strides in the tech industry. By learning from their success and achievements, female entrepreneurs can supplement their own growth and triumphs. Spotlighting these success stories also serves as inspiration for continuing to push forward and create opportunities for the women of the future.

Interested in discovering more women leaders? Check out our 2019 Cohort here.

Who is a woman in tech that you admire? Follow us on Twitter to give us your list of favourite women entrepreneurs in the tech industry!

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