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[Karen] is entertaining, knowledgeable and able to customize what she knows to the audience needs. She is a strong presence online and off, fully dedicated to embracing her own vulnerability and helping others realize their potential.
— Allyson Hewitt, Senior Fellow, Social Innovation
Karen was a vital part of the success at Explode Conference 2016. Her tone and presence got the audience’s attention and got them fired up before our first speaker even stepped on stage.
— Greg Smith, Founder, Explode Conference
It is truly unique to have someone speak with honesty and transparency. Karen speaks with true credibility, legitimate authority, and is as real as a person gets.
When you walk away from one of Karen’s talks you are transformed, inspired, and feel like you’ve just made a new friend. If you’re goal is to engage your audience in thought-provoking dialogue, you must consider Karen for your event.
— Donna Whitney, Women in Communications and Technology

2018

Amazon Canada (Toronto)
Inaugural Women in Tech event
Speaker + Panel

SheWorx Roundtable (Toronto)
Keynote

Marit Collective (Waterloo)
Talk the Walk Series
Panelist

Broad Conversations Radio Show (Hamilton)
Guest

2017

Remarkable Women of Quinte (Belleville)
Keynote

Women’s Business Network (Peterborough)
Keynote

TechKW (Waterloo)
Speaker

Community Builders of Canada
(Toronto)
Panelist

NORCAT (Sudbury)
Social Media for Startups
Keynote + Workshop

2016

Canadian Women in Entrepreneurship
Government of Canada (Toronto)
Panelist

Rotman School of Management (Toronto)
Panelist

Full Stack Toronto [FSTO]
Closing Keynote

Change the Ratio (Waterloo)
Closing Keynote

Fireside Conference (Toronto)
Speaker

Year of Code Waterloo
Eureka Gala
Closing Keynote

Explode Conference (London)
Master of Ceremonies +
Panelist Moderator

NORCAT (Sudbury)
Social & Digital Trends
Keynote + Workshop

NORCAT (Sudbury)
Startup101
Keynote + Workshop

2015

Ontario Bar Association (Toronto)
Jump on the Brand Wagon
Speaker + Panelist

FITC Women (Toronto)
Speaker

NORCAT (Sudbury)
Social Media Trends
Keynote + Workshop

2013-2014

Women in Communications and Technology (Toronto)
Keynote

MaRS Green Energy Hackathon (Toronto)
Host + MC

MaRS Advanced Energy Centre Launch (Toronto/Washington DC)
Host + MC

Mesh Marketing Conference (Toronto)
Panelist

Mesh Marketing Breakfast (Toronto)
Panelist

Edelman Canada (Toronto)
Real-time Marketing
Panelist

Social Media Week (Toronto)
DemoPit
Curator

Social Media Week (Toronto)
Is Canada Falling Behind in Innovation? Panel
Curator + Moderator

Tweetstock 8 (Brantford)
Speaker

Canada 3.0 (Toronto)
Women in Technology
Panelist

2011-2012

Emerging Leaders (London)
Closing Keynote

PodCamp (Toronto)
Women in STEM
Panelist

Desire2Learn (Waterloo)
Mobilize Conference
Panelist

International Women’s Forum (Stratford)
Panelist

Ignite Waterloo
Speaker

Tweetstock7
Panelist

Ignite Parents
Speaker

Ignite Stratford
Curator + Host + Speaker

Marketplace Conference (Waterloo)
Social Media Idol Winner