Kylie Toh is not your typical 26-year-old. As the founder of Chic Geek, a community she started four years ago for women wanting to explore technology and entrepreneurship, Kylie knows firsthand the importance of being digitally literate, and wants women to have all the advantages within our technology-driven economy.
To ensure this, Chic Geek empowers women young and old to expand their digital literacy by facilitating regular workshops, meet-ups and conversations that encourage women to stay curious and get “geeky.”
Being a chic geek is pairing these two words that don’t normally go together. It really is around challenging stereotypes and encouraging women to own being smart, being nerdy and just loving it.
As a result of her efforts, Kylie was selected by the U.S. Department of State as part of the International Visitor’s Leadership Program to represent Canada on a tour for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and was also featured in the November issue of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.
In today’s interview, you’ll learn:
- Why Kylie founded Chic Geek.
- What it means to be a Chic Geek.
- Why it’s important to choose your partner wisely.
- The five values that embody the Chic Geek community.
Her three favourite online tools are:
The one book she would recommend to all listeners is Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.