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Episode Description

Laura McGee, CEO and Co founder of Diversio joins the show to talk about

- Laura's experience raising capital for Diversio.

- How she bootstrapped the company to profitability before raising capital.

- The current state of the technology industry as it pertains to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Episode Transcript

Laura McGee

CEO and Co Founder of Diversio

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.