Five Canadian Women Founders Increasing Equity in their Fields
It’s International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. As two women leading Google for Startup Accelerator programs across North America, we’re passionate about this topic.
Over the past four years, we’ve had the privilege of supporting the startup ecosystem in the U.S. and Canada, and we’ve met and worked with many talented founders working to grow and scale their operations. In 2021, we expanded our support for underrepresented founders by launching the Black Founders and Women Founders accelerators in Canada. These cohorts were a critical evolution of our programming. We acknowledged the barriers and longstanding inequities that exist for founders from these communities, tailored our programming and helped more underrepresented founders succeed.
Many of the startups from our Black and Women Founders cohorts, along with our Canada, Cloud and Climate Change cohorts are working hard to solve equity-based challenges that exist within their industries. From creating a more accessible world for people living with disabilities, to improving maternal care services for racialized communities, to bridging the learning gap for underserved students, embracing equity is at the core of what they do.
Here are five inspiring Canadian women founders you should know:
We’re honoured to support these founders, and many others in our North American Google for Startups Accelerator alumni community, solving complex problems and tackling the toughest challenges in their industry. We can’t wait to see where they go next.