Are you a woman trying to break into the health innovation sector?  Join us for our second FemSTEM event where we will set out priorities and needs for Women in Health Innovation.  What kinds of services, training and networks do you need access to?

Join us for a design and priority setting session, facilitated by Adriana Ieraci and Huda Idress, on Tuesday May 25 at 9am.  At our last FemSTEM we had some great suggestiond on where to take this group, so now lets plan!  Some of the ideas were:

  • creating a network of womrn service providers (designers, engineers, etc) that we can easily call-on when needed
  • provide a space for women to practice their public speaking and pitching skills
  • specialized coaching and training

The Health Innovation Hub has resources to put towards these kinds of initiatives for women in health innovation, so come out and let us know what you need!

263 McCaul St, Rm 120 – Light breakfast will be served!




Wednesday March 15th, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Health Innovation Hub, 263 McCaul St, Rm 120

Are you a woman trying to break into the health innovation sector?  How do issues of gender and diversity play out in health start-ups, hospitals, industry and universities?  What does the future look like for Women entrepreneurs in the Health Innovation sector?

Join our amazing guest panelists as they discuss these important issues and more.  And be part of the conversation through live polling and an open forum discussion.

RSVP Here, space is limited


Adriana Ieraci
Get Your Bot On!, Conveyor Built

Ruth Ross
CAMH, U of T

Gabriella Chan

Dr. Gabriella Chan is a scientist, lawyer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. She completed a PhD in molecular diagnostics and undertook postdoctoral work in hand-held diagnostic devices at the University of Toronto after which she earned a law degree (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School and trained at a national Bay Street law firm in Toronto.  Before founding Yocto Law, Gabriella served as the VP of Legal Affairs at a Toronto-area biotechnology company. Gabriella advises researchers, start-up ventures, established companies, and stakeholders in the life sciences and health technology sectors to strategically leverage their IP portfolios and business assets into successful enterprises.

In addition to her legal practice, Gabriella is an Adjunct Lecturer in LMP and teaches Intellectual Property in the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto, she is a mentor at the Health Innovation Hub, and the former lead of Startup Toronto.

Twitter: @YoctoLaw

Huda Idrees

Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a health technology platform that helps
you understand your own health better. Most recently a partner and Chief Product
Officer at Wealthsimple, Huda is a product designer, an engineer, and a writer. She
previously jumpstarted the product design team at storytelling giant, Wattpad, and led
the invoicing and accounting products at Wave.