Laura McGee is the founder and CEO of Diversio, a Toronto-based tech company that uses machine learning to help companies overcome diversity challenges. Laura was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017.
Laura spent much of her career at McKinsey & Company where she advised private and public sector clients on talent strategy, including Diversity & Inclusion. She led the Firm’s support for the Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women, the Economic Advisory Council, and multiple private sector clients. She also co-authored diversity research in partnership with Lean In and the Wall Street Journal.
Outside of work, Laura co-founded the #GoSponsorHer movement and Summit Leaders, a non-profit that inspires low-income students to build the next billion-dollar business. She is a frequent contributor to publications like the Globe & Mail and Macleans magazine.
"I have a prediction with 100% in 10 years you're going to have a billion dollar ARR company emerge out of this category"
The Zero to One phase is the hardest stage because you're having to convince people to use a new product from a new company. And on top of that LaunchDarkly at the time was also a process change, and people weren't really used to continuous delivery.