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Applications Now Open for Youth with an Interest in STEM to Attend the #movethedial Global Summit Youth Experience

October 4, 2018

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 4, 2018--#movethedial, a movement dedicated to advancing the participation and leadership of all women* in technology, is inviting applications from youth (ages 14 – 24) with an interest and passion for STEM to attend the #movethedial Global Summit Youth Experience. 200 free tickets for the Youth Experience are now available on a first-come, first-served basis. Emerging talent and youth across all genders, as well as those from underserved communities, are encouraged to apply. Applicants can register online at movethedial.com/Summit.

The Youth Experience was developed by #movethedial in partnership with The Knowledge Society and Plan International Canada as part of the upcoming #movethedial Global Summit, which is generously supported by TD Bank Group. The event aims to inspire powerful action to advance women to leadership roles in the global technology community and encourage youth of all genders to pursue future careers in STEM. The Youth Experience will take place the morning of November 7 at the Masonic Temple where young minds in attendance will be exposed to technological concepts, inspirational keynotes, and interactive demos meant to spark ideas and empower the creation of real change that can make a significant impact on the world. Attendees will then join more than 800 corporate and technology professionals at the #movethedial Global Summit at Koerner Hall in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning for an afternoon of inspiring stories focused on showcasing the authentic experiences, challenges, and triumphs of women across all levels of the tech and innovation ecosystem; and keynotes from those who are moving the dial and going out of their way to advance women in tech.

Impassioned Speakers to Inspire Youth in Attendance

Nadeem Nathoo, Executive Director and Founder, Nadeem is a co-founder and driving force behind TKS, an organization that aims to inspire entrepreneurial and innovative thinking in youth aged 13 to 17. TKS provides youth with the skills required to be successful and influence change at an early age. Students participating in TKS programs work to find solutions to global problems such as poverty; they also have an opportunity to learn about the latest trends in technology and science. At the #movethedial Global Summit Youth Experience, Nadeem will discuss the power of youth in bringing to market world-changing ideas - such as technological solutions to address affordable housing globally - when given the opportunity.

Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of As the President and CEO of Plan International Canada, an organization focused on advancing the rights of children and ensuring equality for girls, Caroline Riseboro leverages her passion as an advocate for gender equality to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. She is working to champion youth – especially young women and girls – who are shut out of decisions that will define their world; and calling on current leaders to listen to and learn from young people. She also challenges the prevailing and innate bias toward male leadership, calling on us all to defy what a “good” leader looks and acts like. Caroline will provide insights on the actionable steps that youth today can take to build a future where adults and youth of all genders can lead together, and draw strength from the power within themselves.

Leen Li, Chief Financial Officer at Wealthsimple As the fifth child in a family too poor to buy even a potato peeler, Leen Li’s experience growing up in rural China with no plumbing and few resources has helped shape and inform her life and leadership role at Wealthsimple. Today, as CFO at Wealthsimple, Leen is more than just a number cruncher; she is an inspiring mentor and leader to those around her. During the afternoon session at the #movethedial Global Summit, Leen will provide a glimpse into her journey to becoming a trusted advisor to leaders across the different functional teams at Wealthsimple, a company that is on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or net worth.

Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer for the province of Ontario, Canada Making digital government services more efficient for 14 million people in Ontario is a role assigned to Hillary Hartley, Ontario’s Chief Digital Officer as part of the province’s plan to create jobs, grow the economy, and help people in their everyday lives. She is helping to accelerate transformation efforts that will make it easier for people and business to interact and engage with the government using digital technologies. Hillary will share insights on the critical work she is doing and the impact it will have on everyone living in Ontario today and in the future.

#movethedial Global Summit Youth Experience Application Process Applications for the Youth Experience will be open through Wednesday, October 17, 2018, and can be submitted online at movethedial.com/Summit.

#movethedial Global Summit Livestream The #movethedial Global Summit will be livestreamed thanks to the generous support of Sitecore. For exclusive access to the livestream of the main event, sign up here.

About #movethedial #movethedial is a global movement dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of all women* in tech. To achieve our vision, we deliver high impact programs that are inclusive, build awareness, inspire action, galvanize and amplify collective community and corporate efforts, and encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM. To date, the growth and power of #movethedial to connect people through storytelling has led to an estimated 6,000 people joining the movement across Canada and in the United States, including more than 60 champions and advisors who are leading the way in the technology industry. #movethedial is generously supported by its Founding Partners including BMO, Ceridian, CIBC, Munich Re, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,PwC, TD Bank Group (TD), TWG, and Wealthsimple. For additional information, visit movethedial.com.

With Thanks to #movethedial Global Summit Sponsors The #movethedial Global Summit and Youth Experience are made possible with generous support from Title Sponsor TD Bank Group (TD); Signature Speaker Sponsor Munich Re; Gold Sponsor Capital One; Welcome Dinner Trailblazer Sponsor RBC; Livestream Sponsor Sitecore; Summit Breakfast Sponsor Valtech; Founders Connect Experience Breakfast Sponsors CIBC and BDC Capital; Wifi & Charging Station Sponsor eBay; Welcome Dinner Ally Sponsors AutoONE Group, GE Canada, Fenwick & West LLP, and Home Trust; Supporting Sponsors Brim Financial, Facebook, Lazaridis Institute, Medcan, Northeastern University Toronto, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, TELUS, Torkin Manes LLP, Torys LLP, Walmart, Desjardins Insurance, Georgian Partners, Globalive Media, goeasy, Kayne Partners, OMERS Ventures, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Plum, Real Ventures, Rosenzweig & Company, Silicon Valley Bank, StandUp Ventures, TribalScale, Whitecap Ventures, Zync, Female Funders, Highline BETA, Paddle HR, and Skylight; Media Partner The Globe and Mail and; Outdoor Advertising Sponsor Onestop.

*At #movethedial, we seek to support all women-identified people looking to work or advance within the tech and innovation ecosystem.

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