Takara Small (She/Her/Hers)

Takara Small (She/Her/Hers)

Takara Small is a Toronto-based journalist and producer.Small also serves as the technology columnist for CBC’s Metro Morning (Canada’s #1 morning radio show) and host for the Globe and Mail podcast ‘I’ll Go First’.  Over the years her award-winning work has appeared in numerous outlets, which include the BBCToronto StarFortune magazine, Refinery29Flare magazineMic, and more. Small is also the founder of an award-winning nonprofit, Venturekids Canada, that provides free coding classes and startup workshops to youth living in low-income or underserved communities.

By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.