PakathonTO Spotlight: Women Who Tech (And So Much More)

Organized by PakathonTO Team
Make Lemonade, Toronto
Nov 23rd 2017
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PakathonTO started in 2014 as one of a dozen city chapters of a global non-profit, Pakathon, with the mission to bring people together to create technology-based solutions that tackle social and economic issues in Pakistan through our annual hackathon.Over the years, PakathonTO has noticed a gap in the Toronto young professionals space for opportunities to highlight and celebrate Pakistani changemakers. So we decided to tackle this gap and expand our activities to deliver an exciting event series, PakathonTO Spotlight, that will highlight noteworthy individuals of Pakistani origin who are doing amazing work in the Toronto region in their respective fields.Join us for our first event in this series, PakathonTO Spotlight: Women Who Tech (And So Much More), featuring individuals from Betakit's 40 Women in Canadian Tech Worth Following and Flare’s #HowIMadeIt campaign. The evening will feature an engaging panel discussion as well as an opportunity to network with some local changemakers.We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to attend our events! Space is limited so grab your early bird tickets for $10 by November 16 or buy regular priced tickets for $15 soon! Tickets at the door will be $20, cash only.Join the conversation with #PakSpotlight and follow our Facebook and Twitter pages!


Panelists:Ria Lupton, Founder, WomenWhoCodeTO and Community Manager, RightsleeveHumera Malik, Founder & CEO, Canvass AnalyticsFatima Zaidi, VP Business Development, Eighty-Eight AgencyModerator:Samaa Ahmed, diasporic visual artist, curator, maker, researcher, writer, and founder of ARTBOXPlease check our Facebook and Twitter pages over the coming weeks for updates on speakers!


6:30-7:00pm: Registration and Welcome7:00-7:30pm: Fun Activity!7:30-8:15pm: Panel and Q&A8:15-8:45pm: Networking and Wrap Up


A huge thanks to our venue partner, Make Lemonade! Make Lemonade is a brand new, coworking space for women, in the heart of Toronto. Make Lemonade is on a mission to create a community of driven women who create, dream and*t.done.A big thanks to our event series partner Pak-Invest! Pak-Invest's mission is to inform Pakistanis abroad about opportunities in Pakistan and is focused on building a platform that lets them invest with confidence and ease.

A BIT ABOUT USPakathonTO is a volunteer-run organization and since 2014 has hosted an annual hackathon to bring people together to create technology-based solutions that tackle social and economic issues in Pakistan.Pakathon globally has played a role in a number of successful ventures, including She’Kab, a subscription carpooling service for professional women; ProCheck, which improves patient access to non-counterfeit medicines; and PakatonTO’s very own Ammi Service, a voice-messaging service that provides maternal health information to rural women.We are excited to be expanding our activities this year through our event series, PakathonTO Spotlight, shining a spotlight on Pakistani changemakers in the Toronto region!


Why do you charge admission fees for your events?

PakathonTO is a registered non-profit run by volunteers and we do not make money through our events. All fees collected go directly towards covering the costs incurred to run our events. If you are interested to sponsor, host or donate to one of our events, please contact us at!

Do I have to be Pakistani to attend?NO! We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to attend our events.

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