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Jodi Kovitz

Founder & CEO of #movethedial

Jodi Kovitz

Founder & CEO of #movethedial


Jodi is the Founder & CEO of #MoveTheDial, a movement founded in January 2017 to advance women in tech. Just Say Hello is her joy project through which she teaches people how to build transformative business relationships. Jodi was recognized in 2017 by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women. Jodi is serving on the SickKids Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise $1.3B to transform children’s health and conceptualized and is leading the first-ever tech community strategy to raise $25M with a team of 25 tech leaders. She serves on the advisory boards of Brim Financial, Maple Corporation, and Mediseen, Mayor John Tory’s Toronto Innovation Council and the Lazaridis Institute Scale Up Program in Waterloo. She has an LLB from Osgoode and an HBA from Ivey.

Keynote Topic:

Just Say Hello

A simple “hello” can change your life. Yet, too many of us don’t say hello often enough. We are afraid, shy, busy or indifferent. Just Say Hello is about why you should take every opportunity to connect with other people. The talk will also teach you how to turn those “hellos” into meaningful relationships that will help you achieve greater success in your career, business and life.

Build Your Hub and the Rest Will Follow

In this talk, Jodi shares the benefit of creating a small set of authentic, high-value relationships aligned with your goals. By using a networking technique she calls “amaze and delight with generosity,” you can build your own hub of 6 high-value relationships. This powerful keynote will teach you why building small networks (and treating those people right) is the best investment you can make in your long-term career success.


It felt like she was really working to push her values, which is inspiring.

Jodi’s presentation was very relatable and real and I connected with her story from beginning to end. She did a great job threading the needle with the overall theme of diversity and empathy.