In-Person Event

Women + Leadership: Great Leaders Don’t Need a Title

January 23, 2020Toronto, OntarioMalaparte

We can all be leaders. Who needs a title when you are already powerful! We can all take action: Whether it’s mobilizing the talents of everyone at the grassroots, in the boardroom or as entrepreneurs risking it all. Come join us on January 23rd, 2020 at Malaparte, on the top floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, for our fourth annual Red Hat Canada Women in Leadership event for a series of fireside chats on how we all hone our leadership talents to close the gender gap.

Be inspired by various female trailblazers who won’t let anything stand in their way as they push for inclusion and equality for all. No one handed them a podium. They created their own. They are setting an example. They want to inspire everyone to take action. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with our community to be inspired, connect with other leaders, share your story, and celebrate our mosaic of diverse female talent in the tech industry.

Who should attend: This is an invitation-only event for tech leaders of all generations and genders.  Feel free to bring a friend (please have them register separately).

Register now for the 2020 Red Hat Canada Women in Leadership event

6:00 p.m. Registration: Cocktail and appetizers and welcome from Claude Reeves, Country Manager, Red Hat Canada
6:30 p.m. Event kicks off with hosts Stefania Villeneuve, Account Executive, Enterprise, Red Hat Canada & Katie Holley, Account Executive at Red Hat Canada
6:45 p.m.
Presentations begin:
  • One-on-One with Stefanie Chiras, VP & GM, RHEL Business Unit, on breaking the glass ceiling to lead the world's leading LINUX platform, moderated by Josee Rivard, Manager of Enterprise Inside Sales, Red Hat Canada
  • Keynote with Elizabeth McLachlan, Managing Director & Senior Executive, Ecosystems & Partnerships and LGBTQ Champion: Brave Leadership – standing up for what you believe in to blaze a trail for others. 
  • Keynote with Victoria Pelletier, Vice President & Lead Account Partner, Global Business Services, IBM: Unstoppable: Living a Life of #noexcuses 
  • Fireside Chat on entrepreneurial leadership and going it alone moderated by Alessia Grano, Canadian Inside Sales Account Manager, Red Hat Canada with Riya Karumanchi, 16-year-old CEO of SmartCane & Zaynah Bhanji, 16-year-old machine learning and virtual & augmented reality developer.
8:55 p.m. Closing remarks from hosts
9:00 p.m. More networking with cocktails and appetizers

350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3X5

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Any questions? Please email


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