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Mellie Chow is an angel investor/venture capitalist, entrepreneur, IT/Technology and Management/Strategy Consultant and Product Innovation Executive with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries including telecommunications & cable, utilities & power generation, banking, healthcare, government, and food. She is a venture partner at Archangel, Axion Fund and the Executive Director, XD Competitive Research within a fortune 50 Company.

Mellie holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern) and the Schulich School of Business (York University). She is currently pursuing her executive leadership and management certification from MIT Sloan. Mellie resides in Philadelphia but will always call Canada home.


Innovations in Leadership

Day 1 - 27 Feb, 2024

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM / GMT

Innovations in Leadership: Personal Journeys and Insights

Join our Fireside Chat on Innovations in Leadership to explore the essence of leadership, the importance of representation, and strategies to conquer imposter syndrome. Discover the pivotal "ah-ha" moments in leadership and how to reinvent your career. Dive into the concept of the "3 chairs" personas and the role of confidence in successful leadership. We'll also discuss sparking equity in innovation systems and the distinction between gender equity and equality. Learn from the speaker's career pivots, ranging from IT/Tech consulting to Angel investment and Venture Capital, and gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of moving countries during a pandemic.

  • Representation Matters
  • Mentorship & Sponsorship are not the same but key to successful career
  • Confidence is key to success
  • Purpose, Passion, and Personal Brand for satisfaction & fulfilment



Day 1 - 27 Feb, 2024

1:05 PM - 1:45 PM / GMT

Innovating Leadership: Empowering Women in Tech and Beyond

Carla Szemzo, Vice-Dean - IE Business School

Harmony Murphy, Senior Head of Retail UKI - Google
Mellie Chow, Venture Partner - Archangel Axion Fund
Rubi Kaur, Chief Enterprise Architect - Lloyds Banking Group
Sarah Greasley, EMEA Director, Solutions Architecture - AWS