The Boardlist releases list of top Canadian women in tech

The Boardlist, a curated platform that includes the names of women from various industries willing to join company boards, has released a lit of top Canadian women in tech. One of our featured WMNinTECH, Magaly Charbonneau, former COO of PasswordBox, made the cut.

The Boardlist was started in 2015 by Joyus founder Sukhinder Singh Cassid and is a curated talent marketplace for members of the tech community to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards.

By The Boardlist’s estimates, 75-75% of private funded tech company boards have no women, despite the fact that board diversity is a proven driver of business performance. Through publicly sharing qualified women as hiring options, the platform aims to raise awareness about and improve upon diversity and gender parity.

““Over the last few months, press coverage about women in tech has been dominated by the ‘negative’ signals. The narrative rightly identifies many of the issues in the Valley that demonstrate women are not yet contributing at their fullest potential here,” Singh Cassidy wrote at the time of The Boardlist’s launch. “But absent almost entirely in this coverage is the experience of women entrepreneurs themselves.”

Singh Cassidy, herself a Canadian native transplanted to Silicon Valley, is a co-founder of financial services platform Yodlee, and acted as Google’s head of international operations in Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM). For her part, she has been on the board of companies like TripAdvisor and J.Crew, and an advisor to Twitter.

The Boardlist launched in Canada in April of this year. Since then, the database has grown endorsements by 30 percent, candidates by 23 percent, and has seen a total of 13 companies using the platform. Globally, the organization has surpassed 2,000 women endorsed, 1,300 endorsements, and 300 searches.

See the full list of women, including Magaly Charbonneau, below:

Top Canadian women in tech

Top Canadian women in Silicon Valley

Photo sourced from BizJournals 

Have you read our other WMNinTECH features?

Caterina Rizzi trailblazes a path for women techies in Montreal – March 29
Angelique Mannella on taking chances and being open to unexpected opportunities – April 5
Magaly Charbonneau proves that with organization and drive you can have it all – May 2
Naomi Goldapple on pursuing passion in business – May 29
Pascale Audette on making a change – June 6
Anna Goodson wants young entrepreneurs to know there are options – June 13
Chic Marie-Philip Simard on the transition from law to tech – July 19
Afsoon Soudi on the transition from academia to tech – August 9
Kate Arthur is working to improve digital literacy for the next generation – August 16th


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