Jodi Kovitz


Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

Jodi Kovitz is a visionary CEO, global brand builder, and passionate connector of people. As the CEO of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), she brings a wealth of experience and a pioneering spirit to her leadership.

Jodi founded #movethedial, a movement promoting the growth and equitable participation of all women in tech, impacting over 60,000 people worldwide. Her previous roles include leading growth at Vetster, serving as CEO of Peerscale, and practicing as a family law lawyer and legal business development strategist.

Passionate about equity, innovation, and the future of work, Jodi has been featured in Forbes Women and recognized as one of Canada’s 25 Women of Influence and one of WXN’s Canada’s 100 most powerful women. She co-chaired the innovative #Tech4SickKids fundraising strategy for SickKids Foundation capital campaign, raising $1.3 billion.

Jodi holds an HBA from Ivey Business School, an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and an honourary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Calgary. She is also the author of Go Out of Your Way, a book about the power of genuine connections.


thursday – 11:25am Main Stage

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

The Future of Women in Tech

Women are making contributions that are changing tech and innovation industries worldwide. But for every success story, there are countless statistics reflecting the challenges, bias, and discrimination women continue to face. Join us for an in depth conversation as we celebrate successes, challenge barriers, and cultivate a more sustainable and equitable future for women in tech.