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Women Entrepreneurship Panel: Build your dream business with tech

November 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

About this event

Take a late lunch and join us for a fun and informative panel with three women entrepreneurs all who are using technology to grow their businesses and have an impact. They’ll share their experiences and lessons learned in building and running their businesses – and how to build a business that uses technology when you’re not a techie.


This panel discussion is a great way to learn from women in business, get ideas for your own business, and meet the local community of women entrepreneurs.



Meet the Panelists

Andrea Oh, CEO of MOVE Improve

Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, as one of four girls in a traditional Chinese household, Andrea’s introduction to entrepreneurship started with her parents and family.


With a passion for getting more people moving, more often, for a healthier world, Andrea has spent the last 20 years of her career using technology to solve problems in the health, fitness, and wellness industries. Companies include: STOTT Pilates, Microsoft, iTECH Fitness, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, and Power Plate.



Gabrielle Masone, founder & CEO of Coloursmith

Gabrielle is the founder of Coloursmith Labs Inc, a company that develops and manufactures light-filtering dyes for use in optical devices. She was inspired by her own loss of functional vision in one of her eyes due to a preventable condition, which led her to advocate for better vision care and education.


After graduating with a chemistry degree, Gabrielle combined her interests to create Coloursmith and create life-changing products to improve vision care around the world. Since 2018, Gabrielle has filed her first patent and raised over $600 thousand dollars in pre-seed funding.



Julia Rivard Dexter, Co-founder & CEO Eyeread

Julia is an impact tech entrepreneur, one of Canada’s top 50 Women in STEM she has been recognized as a leader in Global Growth and Innovation. Julia is CEO of Eyeread, the developer of playDreamscape.com, a hyper-engaging game platform delivering literacy through video games kids love. She is an Olympian (2000) and mother of four.