Sara Hicks has been an influential woman in tech since the earliest days of the web. She has held leadership roles at GeoCities, Yahoo!, Etsy, and Media Temple. Sara is the cofounder and CEO of Reaction Commerce, an open-source ecommerce platform.


Mitchell Baker is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition, known for her intimidating pauses and sharp intellect. She is the face and founder of the non-profit tech company Mozilla, creator of Firefox and champion of the open web.


Sandi Lin is the co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based startup Skilljar, an online course delivery platform. Built on a passion for technology and innovation, Sandi’s career has spanned from engineering to product management and now to entrepreneurship.


Biying Miao is the co-founder of Hot Pop Factory, a 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication Design Studio. The self-proclaimed art-geek has worked on projects exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Textile Museum of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Nyla is an intrapreneur, a corporate insider who seizes unforeseen opportunities to push the company in new directions.  She is the recipient of the 2009 Canadian Women in Communications Technology Innovator Award and leads several teams under the Rogers Ventures umbrella.

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Gina Luciano is the co-founder and CEO of Cambridge-based gift experience startup Delightfully. Split between art and science since an early age, Gina has found an outlet for both her passions in her journey as a woman entrepreneur.


Karen is Manager, Business Development, ICE Practice at MaRS. She is passionate about online communication and the relationship between technology and the human condition.

Melissa Dominguez

Melissa is an engineer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. She is the tech lead for Gmail for iOS at Google and leads Google Women Engineers Waterloo, a support network for women engineers. It is her mission to show young girls what a career in technology means.

@ambermac at her home studio

Our tenth interviewee is Amber MacArthur, or the prodigious @ambermac, well-known technology TV host, podcaster and author of the bestselling book Power Friending. Amber writes for Fast Company, speaks regularly, and is an entrepreneur several times over.

Pearl Chen

Pearl is a technologist and educator with a creative approach to tech. She is a seasoned developer, writer, speaker, and runs tech workshops through her studio, Karma Laboratory. Her recent project, Code Huddle, combines her passion for tech, open source and education.


At an early age Dessy committed herself to seeking life’s opportunities. She is now the technical cofounder behind the startup Greengage Mobile. As a developer and entrepreneur, she spends her days leading the development team and evenings teaching people to code.


Nora Young is the inquisitive journalist and honeyed voice behind CBC’s long-running technology and culture podcast, Spark. In her new book, The Virtual Self, she talks about the implications of self-tracking on society and our personal lives.


Christina spends her days coding at Teehan+Lax, teaching frontend development at Humber College, and forging her own path in the web industry. Christina confessed this was her first in-depth interview, but we were excited to find out what makes her tick.


Ariel is an artist, scientist, and tech entrepreneur who has successfully bridged the gap between all three. She is the CEO of Interaxon, a company specialized in thought-controlled computing, and has raised $287,000 on Indie GoGo to produce Muse, a brain-sensing headband.

An interview with Lucia Mariani-Vena

Lucia is responsible for the genesis of Girls in Tech Toronto, the local chapter of a global movement to unite women working in technology. We dig into her story to pinpoint how exactly she fell in love with her career and to find out what it is like to be a mother in tech.