Alexis MacDonald is the VP, People at Loopio, a fast-growing and award-winning Toronto technology start-up that accelerates the RFP response process. Born and raised in Alberta, Alexis obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta. Upon graduation, she joined Intuit Canada as a sales representative and was inspired by what it was like to work for a culture-first technology company. She then pivoted to HR, and worked as a business partner and leader in a variety of industries: travel, transportation, and media, where she spent 6 years at CBC/Radio Canada. In that time, she obtained her Masters of Human Resources Management from York University. Alexis is a people-focused leader, who is driven by a passion for creating inclusive workplaces that challenges each individual to do their best work. Now at Loopio, Alexis is helping build one of the best tech companies in Canada by attracting, retaining, and supporting Toronto’s most talented people
Inclusion is a Technical Problem (Building Inclusive Companies and Products that Drive Innovation)
As a Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur and accessibility expert, Alwar Pillai will teach startups how to set up their organizations with the technology necessary for everyone to thrive, regardless of their limitations, and create inclusive products that drive innovation.
Building a Remote-First Workplace and its Impact on DEI
Loopio's People VP Alexis Macdonald and 2021 CEO of the year Zak Hemraj, both advocates of people-first business practices, will guide participants in setting up a remote-first company without compromising their DEI policies.