February, 21, 2020, TORONTO – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)/Toronto has selected Jodi Kovitz, the CEO and Founder of #movethedial, as its Communicator of the Year (COTY) for 2019. Kovitz was selected as a finalist by the IABC/Toronto Board who identified her as a standout among 21 qualified nominees.
Kovitz is the CEO and Founder of #movethedial, a global movement dedicated to advancing the participation and advancement of all women in tech. Through Kovitz’s leadership, #movethedial has attracted more than 100 champions and advisors globally and has engaged more than 50,000 people through the power of storytelling, and is driving substantive, measurable change. #movethedial helps top tier companies attract, advance and retain women in tech through partnerships, a global events platform and a talent acceleration technology platform. #movethedial also consults with companies to help them create holistic diversity and equity strategies to help these companies ensure that their teams are a place where everyone is championed for their differences, and that the products they build are designed for the entire population they serve.
Kovitz is widely recognized as a leader in her field. Among her numerous awards and accomplishments, Kovitz was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 & 2017, and in 2018 as one of Canada’s Top 25 most Powerful Women by Women of Influence.
“Jodi has transformed her passion for advancing girls and women in STEM into a global movement for diversity,” said Maliha Aqeel, Past-President of IABC/Toronto, who put forth her nomination.
Kovitz is honoured to receive this award stating, “I am deeply grateful to receive this prestigious award. I feel truly lucky to be able to model for other women entrepreneurs that anything you dream is possible when you are fueled by deep passion and conviction.”
IABC/Toronto’s Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a Greater Toronto Area executive whose demonstrated leadership and communications skills drive business results, or have had a substantially positive influence on the community. The Communicator of the Year exemplifies excellence in communications and demonstrates a strong commitment to communication in their professional work.
Kovitz will formally receive the award at the Top Six in the 6ix Conference, where she will give a talk and sign copies of her book, “Go Out of Your Way: How One Small Act Can Move the Dial in Business and Life”.
When: Thursday, March 26, 2:15 p.m to 3 p.m.
Where: The Broadview Hotel, Lincoln Hall (2nd Floor), 106 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON, M4M 2G1
IABC/Toronto is the largest chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The chapter supports its community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance. For more information visit: http://toronto.iabc.com
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