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32 women innovators spearheading tech in Canada in 2021


Canadian women in tech who will inspire you in 2021

For International Women’s Day, the DMZ wanted to highlight the talented and determined women in the tech industry. This year, we wanted to stretch our boundaries and include not only women in Toronto, but women innovators from coast to coast to coast. 

This list includes only a snapshot of the innovative women working in Canada striving to make a difference through their work. But enough of us telling you just how outstanding this group of women are, this list speaks for itself. 

Meet our top 32

Alex McCalla

Co Founder & COO, AirMatrix

Althea Wishloff

Analyst, Panache Ventures

Alwar Pillai

CEO, Fable Technology

Amoye Henry

Co-Founder, Pitch Better

Anupra Chandran

Machine Learning Intern, The Board of Medicine

Arlene Dickinson

General Partner, District Ventures Capital

Claudette McGowan

Global Executive Officer for Cyber Security, TD Bank

Erin Elofson

Head of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Pinterest

Eva Lau

Founding Partner, Two Small Fish Ventures

Eva Wong

COO & Co-Founder, Borrowell

Gisele Guimaraes

Co-Founder & CSO, VanHack

Hana Abaza

Director of Global Marketing, Shopify

Janet Bannister

Managing Partner, Real Ventures

Kristal Lewis

Founder & CEO, Senior Care Connect

Luna Yu

CEO, Genecis

Marie Chevier

Founder & CEO, Sampler

Michelle Scarborough

Managing Partner, BDC

Neha Khera

Partner, 2048 Ventures

Rebecca McDougal

VP Client Success, Synapse

Rebecca Rose

Co-Founder & CEO, Studeo

Saadia Muzaffar

Founder, TechGirls Canada

Sabrina Geremia

VP & Country Manager, Google Canada

Sandy Perlman

EiR, The DMZ

Shahrzad Rafati

Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV

Shelby Yee

Co-Founder & CEO, RockMass Technologies

Sophie Howe

CEO & Co-Founder, XESTO

Stephany Lapierre

Founder & CEO, Tealbook

Tamar Huggins

Founder, Tech Spark Canada

Taylor Wilson

Associate, Golden Ventures

Vivian Chan

Operations Manager, Yell Canada