Jodi is the CEO & Founder of #movethedial, a global movement dedicated to advancing the participation and leadership of all women & girls in technology.
Jodi’s twenty year career spans consulting (BCG), marketing in tech (Workbrain) to leadership training & development (Scotiabank) to the practice of law (Torkin Manes) and legal business development & innovation strategy (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt), to being the CEO of a non-profit in the tech space Peerscale (formerly AceTech Ontario). It is this wealth of experience and pioneering spirit fuelled by passion to advance the full talent pool in the new economy, that led Jodi to found #movethedial.
Since its inception 1.5 years ago, #movethedial has attracted leading advisors in the Canadian and US markets, engaged more than 10,000+ people across Canada and new markets in the US (SF, New York) through events and joining the movement, to Jodi’s vision for a more diverse and inclusive future tech community. Jodi was named by the WXN as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women in 2017 and was recognized by Adweek as one of Toronto’s brandstars in 2018 in recognition of her work.
#movethedial will host its first Global Summit in Toronto on November 7 2018.
Jodi maintains a Just Say Hello philosophy: always have the courage to reach out, then build authentic relationships to transform your life and business.
Jodi is passionate about community building and improving the world she lives in. She currently serves on the SickKids Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise $1.3B to transform children’s health leading an innovative technology sector strategy called Tech4SickKids. She also serves on the advisory board of Rosenzweig & Company, Maple Corporation and Mediseen and Mayor of Toronto John Tory’s Toronto Innovation Council & his campaign support team of executives.
Jodi is a passionate public speaker, known for delivering inspiring keynotes that inspire action. She has spoken to audiences at leading companies including Google, Wealthsimple, Figure 1, Hubba, TD Bank, the Royal Bank of Canada, CIBC, the Legal Marketing Association (Dallas), Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Cassels Brock LLP and has upcoming keynotes booked at customer conferences for companies including Opentext and others to be announced.
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Some of Jodi’s press includes: Globe and Mail, BNN (#MoveTheDial), BNN (Elevate Toronto), The Business Leadership Podcast, Toronto Star , Digital Journal, National Post, PWC Shift Podcast and Globe and Mail.
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This recent piece in Betakit outlines Jodi's approach to building an authentic network.
Watch a talk Jodi gave on #movethedial to 3,000 people at Elevate Toronto in September 2017 here.
Jodi's book on building authentic networks featuring Jodi’s stories, ideas and practical business relationship-building tips and highlights from conversations about relationships with successful executives and up-and-coming entrepreneurs is coming. Stay tuned.
As featured in Fast Company, Jodi believes – “the greatest good I can do for people is introduce them to other people for mutual benefit … I’m always looking for opportunities for others and then seeing how I can help make them happen.”