Jodi Kovitz appointed to Toronto Global’s board of directors

Jodi Kovitz

Jodi Kovitz, founder and CEO of #MovetheDial, has been named to non-profit Toronto Global’s board of directors.

“Kovitz’s influence is helping to fuel the Toronto Region’s tech talent pipeline to help build and support our region’s thriving tech scene.”
 

Kovitz was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one Canada’s Top 100 Powerful Women in 2017, and in 2018 as one of Women of Influence’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Canada. She serves as a member of the SickKids Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet, which has raised $1.3 billion during her time on the cabinet. She also led (along with MaRS President of Venture Services, Salim Teja) the strategy to raise $25 million through #Tech4SickKids, overseeing a team of 25 tech leaders as part of that initiative (disclosure: BetaKit is a member of the #Tech4SickKids advisory council).

“Kovitz’s influence is helping to fuel the Toronto Region’s tech talent pipeline to help build and support our region’s thriving tech scene,” Toronto Global CEO Mark Cohon and Vice-Chair Janet Ecker said in a joint statement.

Kovitz also serves on the advisory boards of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program, Maple, Brim Financial, MediSeen, and Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Innovation Council. She was also a co-chair of Mayor Tory’s re-election campaign in 2018.

Toronto Global is a not-for-profit corporation working with local, provincial and federal partners to promote the Toronto region to international investors. Toronto Global notably led Toronto’s bid during the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes. The company also added Cecile Chung, general counsel and corporate secretary of the Samuel Group of Companies, a metals distributor and manufacturer, to the board.

“Both women are leveraging their networks to help identify opportunities for businesses to expand into the Toronto Region to benefit from our unmatched pipeline of skilled talent and our outstanding quality of life,” said the joint statement.

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