Meet Four Influential Women in Tech from Calgary

Did you know almost 30 per cent of Alberta companies have women founders or co-founders and 35 per cent of the companies that achieved profitability in the last two years were women founded?  

March 8th marks International Women’s Day! Check out the many celebration events in our city: 

 

In recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women's Day, we’ve listed four inspiring women in tech from Calgary. 

 

Kylie Woods,
Founder & Executive Director at Chic Geek
 

@chicgeekyyc

Named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40, Kylie is passionate about building women’s confidence in tech roles and increasing diversity. She’s been featured in Alberta Venture, profiled by Mount Royal University’s summit Magazine ‘Women in STEM’ and represented Alberta in the International Visitors Leadership Program hosted by the US Department of State and is a voice for womxn in STEM. 

 

Alice Reimer,
Co-Founder at The51 

@_The51

Community mentor and successful tech entrepreneur Alice co-founded the Calgary based tech company Evoco. Evoco became the standard management system for global retailers like Home Depot, Walmart and Luxottica. Alice was the CEO of Chaordix, a software company used by global brands to connect with their customers or employees, clients include LEGO, Procter & Gamble, KPMG and IBM. Alice was named one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people in 2013 and was the recipient of PROFIT’s W100 designation as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. Alice is the co-founder of The51.  

 

Bobbie Racette,
CEO & Founder of Virtual Gurus and askBetty

@Virtual_Gurus

Bobbie founded Calgary-based Virtual Gurus, one of the largest and most trusted virtual assistant marketplaces in North America with an inclusive mission to create employment opportunities for underrepresented individuals. As an Indigenous and LGBTQ+ community leader, Bobbie was named one of 50 Changemakers for 2021 by Report on Business magazine and was honoured by Startup Canada as Indigenous Entrepreneur and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Bobbie was featured in Forbes Magazine in July 2021, which announced Virtual Gurus as one of the top 19 Innovative Tech Startups to watch.  
 

Breanne Everett,
Co-founder and CEO of Orpyx 

@orpyxinc

Breanne is one of Avenue magazine’s Top 40 under 40 and a University of Calgary graduate. She left her residency early to co-found Orpyx Medical Technologies. Orpyx creates sensory insoles to help prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers. The insole is a self- monitoring device for sufferers of peripheral neuropathy, a loss of sensation that affects up to 60 per cent of diabetics. Breanne is a recipient of the Governor General’s Innovation Award & a TEDxYYC guest speaker on Medical Innovation. 

 

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