Amplified #7: Gender + UX, with Ceara Crawshaw

I met Ceara Crawshaw at a water cooler at Startupfest 2018 in Montreal.  It goes to show the importance of staying open because you never really know when you’re going to happen upon a great conversation! Ceara and I somehow got to talking about podcasts and planned a follow-up chat for a few weeks later. …

Amplified #6: Prompting deeper thinking, with Christy Gray

Christy Gray is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve met – which I think you’ll agree with after listening to this gem of an interview with her. I met Christy in 2012 in an 8-month leadership development program and since then, she’s gone on to complete a PhD, run multiple businesses and become a…

Amplified #5: Practice, with Nadine Kelly

I hope you’re ready for a treat! I had this chat with Nadine Kelly in 2018 – we met through a podcasting fellowship and she kindly agreed to be interviewed for the show. Nadine is a physician-turned-entrepreneur, who teaches yoga and curates beautiful spaces for people – in particular, women.  Her website, Yogi MD, lists…

Amplified #4: Femme Wonk, with Katie Davey

Katie Davey is a rising star in New Brunswick.  I first met her a few years ago when she was competing in ‘Our Top Talent’ – an event I co-organized with longtime colleague, Rachel Mathis. The event was designed for top graduating students to connect with NB employers.  After I launched Amplify, Katie was one…

Amplified #3: #NotASupplyProblem, with Louise Adongo

Louise Adongo was one of the first people I approached when I was considering launching what became ‘Amplify’.  I approached Louise because she’s one of the most thoughtful people I know and she’s very good at giving real, direct and gentle feedback – a very rare skill. She suggested the tagline, ‘#NotASupplyProblem’ in an email,…

Amplified #2: Reframing gender in tech, with Sage Franch

Thanks so much for joining me for episode 2!  I absolutely loved this conversation with Sage Franch.  I learned so much – I hope you take away lots too! A few notes on this conversation: This was recorded in late summer / early Fall – you’ll hear Sage mention moving to Montreal for an accelerator,…

Amplified #1: Be a mom and be fit, with Caroline Mackay

Thanks so much for joining me in this new adventure into podcasting.  I started working on this project a little over 6 months ago.  It’s taught me that I tend to get a little overwhelmed by technical stuff, and that going back to the basics is important and outsourcing what I dread is even MORE…

Welcome to Amplified!

I want to live in a world where gender doesn’t restrict opportunity – for anyone. Amplified is part of that journey.  Join me each week for interviews with women and men as we discuss gender through exploring individual journeys. I can’t wait for you to join me in these discussions – looking forward to hearing…