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Inclusion: A Lifeline to Innovation

6 Degrees participated in Changemakers North of the Border: A Symposium Complementing the Ashoka U Exchange in Miami, at Ryerson University’s DMZ, March 3. The panel on Inclusion: A Lifeline to Innovation, co-presented with This is Worldtown, explored the role inclusion plays in the innovation and creativity landscapes.

A key to creating a culture of innovation is to recognize the notion that every person can be a source of potential ideas. Innovation requires the ability to see things differently and from unique viewpoints, and this is where inclusion is vital.

What role does inclusion play in protecting innovation? What steps can leaders in the social innovation space take to ensure they are resilient when there are threats (political and social) to inclusion? How will the politics south of the border affect the innovation landscape in Canada? Panelists included

Co-host: Sana Anoshe Malik, Founder and Creative Director, This is Worldtown, and
Huda Idrees, Founder and CEO, Dot Health
Saadia Muzaffar, tech entrepreneur and Founder, Techgirls Canada
Claudia Hepburn, CEO, Immigrant Access Fund; co-Founder, NEXT Canada
Bilal Khan, Managing Director, OneEleven

Changemakers North of the Border flyer