What Leaders Are Saying

Inspiring words today from the high-level Women in Leadership panel at the BTG to Her Forum. The simple reminder that it’s ok to ‘figure things out on the go’ in a new venture or role really hit home for me. Thank you for sharing your stories and experiences
Michala Jansa, government relations specialist
Michala Jansa
government relations specialist
Insightful panel discussion on the STEM Shift by leaders who are actively involved in inventing the future at BTGtoHer at THEMUSEUM with Toyota Tsusho.
Tony LaMantia, waterloo economic development
Tony LaMantia
president and CEO, Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation

I would like to congratulate you on this important initiative which provides an opportunity for accomplished women CEOs and young women founders to discuss and share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in today’s marketplace...With this excellent and engaging lineup of guests—strong women advocating for gender equality—you are certain to have an exciting and productive discussion.

The Honourable Maryam Monsef

Minister of Status of Women

What a wonderful way to bring together so many inspirational women and mentors. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with many of the participants. The challenges that women face in the world today, not just in terms of employment opportunities, make it so important to facilitate conversation, open new doors and forge new connections in order to build networks of support. I commend you on the positive work you are doing to empower young women to take charge and initiate positive change.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Events like BridgingTheGap Forums
are important because...

They offer a space for women to learn and strategize on the unique challenges and opportunities that face us.

Nichole Howson

emerging female founder

We are amplifying our personal development that no other program offers. After this experience, myself and fellow peers could even partner and work on projects together.

Shivani Sharma

founder, HiRide

It brings passionate minds together in a focused, inspired way that can ignite worthy ventures to success, now.

Jocelyn Lernout

founder, ECCUC

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It gives opportunities for upcoming engineers and small business ventures to learn how to grow into large businesses and interact with business gurus.

Eunice Tanimowo

founder, Koko’s Food

Developing meaningful connections and providing opportunities to social entrepreneurs is key to ensuring a sustainable future for all.

Lucy Cullen

founder, Terus

Youth and marginalized folks face many barriers to employment and career growth. Youth need a space to feel empowered in order to achieve their leadership goals.

Celeste Lopreiato

founder, The Conscious Coop

What Speakers Are Saying

Thank you, BTG to Her organizers, creating an empowering event for young women leaders. You did an amazing job for putting this together, moderating and MC'ing Kelly Lovell and BTG Forums. It was great to be part of it and share my perspectives on branding and business strategy
Sarry Zheng
Sarry Zheng
innovation and engagement consultant, Canada’s Free Agents
Thank you BTG Forums for the opportunity and award! It was an honour to meet some fierce, talented and powerful women leaders.
Alwar Pillai
Founder, Fable Tech Labs

Hearing from Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell at BTG to Her—powerful and inspiring to engage all women and girls to know that humanity needs you and is full of challenge and opportunity.

Julie Smithson

COO, MetaVRse and Co-Chair, VRARA Education Committee

What Sponsors Are Saying

I had such a wonderful time and I have just as much passion about the event this week as I did last Thursday. All of the touches that were perfectly put into place as well as all of the networking is really going to help bridge the gap between our team here in the US to our Canadian site.


IT Assistant Manager for Customer Service Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.