Startup Canada Podcast: Chic Geek founder Kylie Toh on building a community for female entrepreneurs

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Kylie Toh is an incendiary social entrepreneur igniting the Calgary tech, social entrepreneurship, and women-in-business community. Coming from a background of communications, Toh was exposed to the energy of entrepreneurship. Since then, she’s transformed her career into one of giving back.

“I’ve always come to it from a place of just absolute curiosity. I kind of stumbled upon this tech and startup scene in Calgary and fell in love with it.”

Toh is the founder of Chic Geek, a Calgary-based non-profit building community for women at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship. She was named Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine and has been profiled in Metro News as one of “Calgary’s Heroes.” She has also been recognized as a “Need to Know” in Alberta Venture. In 2016, Toh represented Alberta in the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program hosted by the US Department of State, and was a voice for women in STEM on an international stage.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Toh about being a voice for women in STEM and the challenges and opportunities that come with running a non-profit organization.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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