Senior Manager, Cleantech,
Leah is the Senior Manager, Cleantech at MaRS Discovery District where she works closely with the MaRS cleantech portfolio, preparing and connecting them to the capital they require to grow and leading the RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator. Prior to MaRS, Leah worked at Export Development Canada (EDC), where she spent nearly seven years helping SMEs along their growth journey, including several years on EDC’s Cleantech Team. Leah holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and was recognized as one of Corporate Knights’ 2022 Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders in Canada.
The Future Dinner Plate
We have the power to reduce emissions using sustainable alternatives produced with the circular economy in mind. Conventional approaches to growing, processing, and packaging food are harming our planet. But how do we coordinate efforts to make change? This panel explores various solutions — from sustainable dairy to reusable takeout containers — that help mitigate the impacts food production and convenience have on our climate. We’ll examine the transformative ability of technology, address barriers to adoption, and discuss how advancements in the lab can shape our food choices for good.