Diversity and Women in Tech, With Laura McGee - Founder and CEO of Diversio


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I have a very exciting Fearless guest for you today! If you look up impressive in the dictionary, you’re going to find her name. I'm talking about Laura McGee. She's the founder and CEO of Diversio, a tech startup that uses AI to help organizations become more inclusive. Diversio works with clients in 30 countries around the world, and has been featured at global events like the G20 and Davos.

Prior to Diversio, Laura was a consultant at McKinsey & Company - with a focus on economic growth. She was named a Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017, and currently serves as Co-Chair of Canada’s Expert Panel on Women Entrepreneurs. Her board positions include ArcTern Ventures, Global Citizen, University of Waterloo, Ted Rogers School of Management, and, she is a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission!

At 22:24 hear Laura's #1 advice for people thinking of becoming a tech entrepreneur

"Number one, don't listen to any of the conventional wisdom. So... anyone can become an entrepreneur, that's not something that you're born with or without - in my opinion. So if you think you have an idea, and you think you wanna take the leap, just do it, commit. Try it out for six months, if it doesn't work the world is not over. Everyone has a backup plan, and I know that's said from a place of privilege and not everyone has the same backup plan as others. But I really do believe if you're passionate and crafty you'll work it out."

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