At this invite only event, keynote speaker Jill Earthy will offer insights into her experience as a woman in business, leadership and innovation. Jill is a strategic adviser and works on a number of projects to empower female leaders to become investors in early stage companies through education and access. She will speak to the biggest roadblock women in innovation face: access to capital.
Jill will then moderate a panel of Alberta SHEInnovators in a lively and informative discussion about the challenges faced by women Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
King Eddy, 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9
Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader who believes diversity drives innovation. She is Principal of Risery, a boutique advisory firm committed to accelerating the advancement of female leaders, entrepreneurs and progressive organizations. As a strategic advisor, Jill works on a number of projects including Female Funders (powered by Highine BETA) to empower female leaders to become investors in early stage companies through education and access. She was formerly the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online investment platform, bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and investors. She has successfully built two companies nationally and sold them, and then spent 8 years in leadership roles in the non-profit sector supporting entrepreneurs including as CEO of The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) and Regional Director of Futurpreneur.
She is a community leader and active mentor, currently serving on the national Board of Sustainable Development Technology Canada and on the Boards of the Women’s Enterprise Centre BC and FWE. She is Co-Founder of the WEB Alliance, a collective of over 25 Women’s Business networks in BC and Co-Chairs the annual We for She Conference in Vancouver supporting the economic advancement of women. Jill was recently recognized by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion award as a Community Champion, by Business in Vancouver as an Influential Woman in Business and by WXN as one the Top 100 most powerful women in Canada in 2019.