The theme for this year’s celebration is “Women in Technology” and the event will also include an exhibition showcasing female entrepreneurs, a professional monochrome portrait photography session and a complimentary heart health screening clinic. The event will be followed by a celebratory reception.
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:30 AM. Location: Ismaili Centre, Toronto.
Glenda Crisp is the Senior Vice President & Chief Data Officer, TD Bank Group. She brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Consulࢢng and Enterprise Technology Leadership. Since joining TD in 2001, Glenda has worked in several progressive roles at TD, including SVP, Enterprise Data and Analytics Technology and SVP & CIO, Corporate Segment Technology Solutions.
Prior to joining TD Bank Group, Glenda was a manager at Accenture where she delivered large strategic projects within the Financial Services industry. She began her career as a programmer at the Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada. Glenda holds a B.Comm from the University of Alberta and an MBA from Dalhousie University.
Shelmina Babai Abji – An accomplished leader in the field of technology, Shelmina was born in Mwanza, Tanzania. She was the first person in her family to obtain a college degree. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Pune, India and a degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She spent most of her career at IBM where she joined as a software developer in 1989 and rose through the ranks to become one of the highest-ranking executive women of color.
Using her life lessons as her foundation, Shelmina is dedicated to paying it forward and inspiring other women to succeed. She is now an Empowerment Speaker, on the board of Young Women Empowered, and an investor in tech startups. She also advises Information Technology Senior Executives on Sales Strategy and Transformation.
Julia Kassam has over ten years of experience in strategy and operations. In her current role as Head of Listings at
Aequitas NEO Exchange, she is responsible for coordinating the operational, business development and marketing aspects of the Exchange’s listings business.
Previously at Public Mobile, she joined the founding team as a Strategist that led Public Mobile from inception to launch. During the growth and expansion phase, she transitioned to the Manager of Products role where she led product development and innovation. Julia is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, Women in Capital Markets and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
Aliya Ramji acts as the Director, Business Strategy and Legal at Figure 1. Figure 1 is one of Canada’s 11
tech companies to watch in 2016. Aliya is an international lawyer who acted as legal counsel and global business unit advisor at CSA Group prior to joining Figure 1 in October 2014. She has spent time lobbying the US Senate and Canadian government, making submissions on international free trade agreements and taking companies global.
Aliya teaches the Legal Aspects of International Business as well as Business Law at Ryerson University. She articled with the law firm of Gowlings LLP, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008. She attended the NYU School of Law and earned her Masters in Law in International Legal Studies, and was further licensed to practice in New York in 2013.
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