Women&Innovation: Breakfast and discussions

Davina MacPhail, Anna Chan, Alexandra Cutean

March 8, 2023 7:30 AM
401 West Georgia Street

We invite you to join us and ICTC for a special French Tech event on March 8, 2023, to celebrate International Women's Day at Clearly's headquarters (401 West Georgia St) from 7:30 to 9:30 am.

In order to create mutual recognition of French and Canadian policies and actions for women founders, La French Tech in Canada has been working on a report to present French and Canadian organizations supporting women entrepreneurship and women in STEM.

‍‍Thereport will be released on March 8 simultaneously in Paris (17:00 CET), Montreal, Toronto (11:00 EST), and Vancouver (08:00 PST).

‍More than25 incubators, VCs, BAs, companies, and startups from France and Canada participated and presented their programs and vision for improving parity in their ecosystem, including BDC, CVCA, Startup Canada, WEKH, The Forum, Spring Activator, ICTC, Willa, We are Sista, France Invest, 50 in Tech, Femmes Business Angels, and more.

We will launch the first France-Canada network for organizations that support women founders and women in technology! This network will allow them to meet and connect to better welcome women entrepreneurs and foster more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystems.

On the agenda:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am: Welcome of the members
  • 8:00 am - 8:20 am: Publication of the report
  • 8:20 - 8:50 a.m.: Panel discussion (Davina MacPhail, Anna Chan, Gretchen Ferguson and Alexandra Cutean)
  • 8:50 - 9:30: Continuation of breakfast

Panel discussion

Davina MacPhail

Davina is a finance professional with extensive field experience in development finance. She is currently the Director of Investment Programs at Spring Activator.

Anna Chan

Anna is the founder and CEO of myMomentum, an app that helps people and businesses find momentum for wellness. She has over 20 years of experience in business development and finance and holds a B.Comm. in Finance and International Business.

Alexandra Cutean

Alexandra is an experienced research and policy professional with an active interest in a sustainable and equitable future. She works at ICTC as the Head of Research.

Gretchen Ferguson

Gretchen has over 20 years of experience leading community-based projects, initiatives and programs, both locally and internationally, in post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations. She now works at The Forum as a senior program manager.

Some members present