As Operations Manager at Startup Edmonton, I interact with founders and team members from dozens of tech startup companies. Every day, I’m reminded that our community is friendly, welcoming, and respectful. It’s a culture that members work hard to create, and I’m proud of what we’ve made together.
This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day! It’s a perfect chance to reflect on why celebrating success matters, how we can all pitch in to break down even more barriers, and connect with more members of our startup, STEM, and entrepreneur communities.
The week is made even more amazing by the release of Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is my favourite superhero in any universe. She’s Earth’s Mightiest Avenger, and that means she can provide strength, guidance, and leadership to all the other Avengers. That’s what I see so many of the female founders in our community do every day: they rise to the top and then bring along the next generation of women leaders with their advice and mentorship. I’m excited to see her in action on the big screen on Thursday night with so many of my lady friends from the startup community!
Did you know Alberta tech startups are twice as likely to have a female founder than the Canadian average?