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Breaking the Bias with 3 SA Speakers

Earlier this week The DMZ featured Canada's most influential women in tech.

The DMZ's Women of the year award is a list curated by the tech community to honour inspirational women within the Canadian tech ecosystem for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to creating impact.


A huge shout-out goes out to all the recipients of this award, but especially to three SA speakers for their incredible accomplishments.


Kirstine Stewart: Bestselling Author, Futurist, and Renowned Innovation Strategist

Kirstine Stewart is an internationally award-winning leader with deep expertise working at the intersection of media and technology. Her work spans executive leadership roles with Twitter, Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), Crown Family Media/Hallmark, the World Economic Forum, as well as other media corporations and technology start-ups.





April Dunford: Bestselling Author: "Obviously Awesome" & Pioneering Business Strategist

April has spent the first 25 years of her career as a startup executive, running marketing, product, and sales teams. She's led teams at seven successful B2B technology startups. Most of those startups were acquired (DataMirror to IBM, Janna Systems to Siebel Systems, then SAP, Watcom to Sybase via Powersoft, to name a few), and she also ran big teams at IBM, Siebel, Sybase, and others. The total of those acquisitions is more than two billion dollars. Across that journey, April has positioned, re-positioned, and launched 16 products.


Janet Bannister: Pioneering Tech. Executive

Janet is the Managing Partner at Real Ventures, Canada’s preeminent early-stage venture capital firm. Real funds and supports the development of Canadian entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of globally leading tech companies. Janet has led investments in over a dozen companies and works actively with companies in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, e-commerce, fintech, and AI. As Managing Partner, Janet also sets the strategy for the firm, leads investor relationships, and oversees all firm operations.


To learn more about any one of these speakers, please click the link below to get in touch.