Join us at Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto on Thursday, February 22nd for an engaging celebration of Black History Month as we discover the remarkable stories of Black women who have played pivotal roles as pioneers, trailblazers, and architects of change in Canada's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Dive into compelling narratives of resilience and innovation from Black women leaders in the technology and digital sectors while connecting and networking with like-minded professionals. Gain valuable insights into the challenges they've overcome and the strategies they've employed to achieve success.

Don't miss out on this dynamic and empowering event, register now to secure your spot!

What to Expect
Thought-Provoking Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions with industry experts, thought leaders, and the extraordinary Black women who have helped shape Canada's digital economy.

Networking: Seize the opportunity to make meaningful connections, forge new relationships, share insights, and lay the foundation for future collaborations in a conducive and vibrant atmosphere.

Unforgettable Experiences: As we celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black women in Canada's digital economy, expect an unforgettable experience filled with moments that inspire, empower, and leave a lasting impact.


  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Opening Remarks, Namir Anani
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Gender Equity in Canada’s Tech Ecosystem Discussion
  • 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Coffee Break
  • 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Panel Discussion - Black Women Leadership in Canada's Digital Economy
  • 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Keynote Speaker: Ashley Wright
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Workshop: Charting a Path Forward - Retooling the Playing Field
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Networking & Reception

Ashley Wright: Crypto & Blockchain Educator and Community Builder
With an educational background in Business Management and Human Resources, Ashley spent over 3 years working for one of the largest financial institutions in Canada and spent 4 years in marketing and direct sales before starting her own business in Fintech and Financial literacy. Since getting involved in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in 2016, she launched the Crypto Strategy Academy, a 7-week Crypto & Blockchain coaching program, wrote “The Crypto Strategy Workbook for Youth” an interactive workbook that teaches youth about Crypto, NFTs and Blockchain, founded Fem T3ch, a global community for women in tech and Blacks on Blockchain, an initiative to increase the representation of the Black community in Crypto and Web3.

Keynote Speaker, Ashley Wright

Maudeleine Myrthil - Vice Présidente entrepreneuriat | Groupe 3737
Fabierre Bonaparte - Diversity Advocate
Miranda McKie - CEO and Founder |McKie Consultants Inc.
Christine Dikongue - Founder and CEO | Akwāa Consulting Agency and
Board Director of the Francophone Television of Ontario ( Groupe Media TFO).


We respectfully acknowledge that Toronto is located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

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