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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 28, 2020

"Wubba lubba dub dub!"

To ease you into the holiday break, Black Swan producer Kattie Laur joins to help answer listener-submitted questions. Put your feet up, grab a cold beverage, and enjoy.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jun 22, 2020

"We were witnessing the rapid decline of job opportunities available in the country, and also watching companies start to lay off employees en masse."

Marianne Bulger, founder and CEO of Prospect, joins to discuss how The Help List went from a community-driven Google Sheet to a realtime database tracking COVID-19's impact on Canadian tech talent.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jun 14, 2020

"Canadian investors don't back Black women-led startups. Let's talk about that."

Amoye Henry (Pitch Better) and Danielle Graham (Sandpiper Ventures) join to discuss the underlying social problems that prompted Amoye's BetaKit op-ed "The horrifying truth about being a Black woman founder in Canada" and potential solutions.

Produced with support from TWG.

Jun 8, 2020

"It's sad in the sense that we're dealing with this in 2020. But at the same time, it's pretty amazing that I'm able to be part of something like this."

Canadian transplant Idil Omar (Uber) joins from SF to share her perspective on the Valley's response to COVID-19 and remote work, ongoing civil unrest, the racism she has faced in the US, and how it compares to the racism she faced in Canada.

Produced with support from TWG.

 

 

Jun 1, 2020

“Instead of crying, I started laughing.”

Jordan Dutchak (Uniting the Prairies) on what it's like to pull the plug on your community-built event. Lisa Zarzeczny (Elevate) on planning for something that might not happen, and recreating a global event for local screens.

Produced with support from TWG.

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