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OUR PURPOSE IS TO GET MORE WOMEN GAMING AND HAVING FUN PLAYING

JILL
KENNEY

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Jill is a senior omnichannel marketing expert with over 15 years of experience working with global brands.  Prior to joining Paidia, Jill was the Head of Media Network for Red Bull Canada, leading the team responsible for reaching a Gen Z audience through unique and engaging content and experiences across multiple platforms in gaming, sports and culture.  Jill is an innovator with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Gaming is awesome and fun, and everyone deserves a welcoming and safe space to enjoy all aspects of it. So why not build a kickass team and company to bring that to life?

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Stef is a content creator with over a decade of experience in gaming, fashion, and transgender education, and has been helping brands build their identity throughout her career. Gaming has been a lens of self-discovery throughout her life and in her work she strives to share the enriching value of games while studying them as a storytelling medium. Her streams on Twitch emphasize the joy of play and the exploration of games as hand-crafted worlds. A storyteller at heart, Stef believes digital worlds can teach us a lot about ourselves and the real world around us.

Growing up in a small rural town, it wasn't safe to be myself. I would retreat into video games to explore the world and people as an avatar that wouldn't be singled out or harassed. Now, as an adult woman, new challenges and obstacles exist for women and allies in gaming, and it's my mission to make this space more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

VIVIEN
CHUANG

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Vivien is a Chartered Professional Accountant with training from PricewaterhouseCoopers and post designation experience in executive financial reporting roles. She is highly experienced in financial analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, and internal controls, and has successfully taken seven companies public on the Toronto Stock Venture Exchange.  

I have always been passionate about games, like StartCraft and Counter-Strike, which were dominated by male players and often had to hide the fact that I was a woman when playing.  Gaming should be enjoyed by everyone.

STEPHANIE
PELOZA

CO-FOUNDER & HEAD OF BRAND

CAMILLE
SALAZAAR-HADAWAY

COMMUNICATIONS & CONTENT

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Camille is a gaming and esports host, producer, and communications expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has served as a host for numerous tournaments and gaming events; including Mortal Kombat Klash, Nintendo Canada's A Very Mario Trivia Experience and EGLX; and collaborated with various brands; including Xbox, PlayStation, Ubisoft, and Activision. Camille is an advocate for diversity and is an active member of Black Game Pros and South Asian Middle Eastern Pros.

The future of gaming is in making it more inclusive. Everyone should be able to geek out with other members of the community and share their love of games with others.

KELLY
TOKI

ILLUSTRATION ART DIRECTION

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Kelly is a creative professional with over a decade of experience in a wide range of visual enterprises. From game dev concept art to advertising, marketing, and streaming, their experiences cover a broad spectrum of visual aspects in the gaming and entertainment industry.

Why am I excited? I'm tired of being tied. I want change, so here we go!

MY TURN.

JOCELIN
CALDWELL

HUMAN RESOURCES & OPERATIONS

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Jocelin has over 15 years of HR and Operations experience.  Jocelin is a Co-Founder and was Chief Operating Officer for Guild Esports, which officially launched in June 2020 and by October 2020 had a $52.3 million listing on the London Stock Exchange. As COO, she led HR and business operations for this global esports business headquartered in London, UK and co-owned by  David Beckham.

Paidia is breaking barriers. As a mother of two young girls, I’m proud to be working with this team, creating an inclusive gaming community where every woman, girl and ally feels safe turning their mic on!

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OUR RULES:
BE SUPPORTIVE.
BE INCLUSIVE.
BE KIND.

JULIA
BECKER

ADVISOR

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Julia has over 10 years of experience in capital market and investor relations for various sectors including tech and gaming. Ex. Head, Investor Relations of Enthusiast Gaming (TSX/NASDAQ: EGLX ~1Bn Market Cap) Part of Go Public Team, TSX uplisting and led North American capital markets and investor relations strategy.

As a competitive athlete, I have always believed in empowering women, celebrating diversity and respecting our differences. Paidia is a safe and fun gaming community, built on those principles and provides a platform for women and allies to connect, engage, empower, and play.

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CHRISTA
CARONE

ADVISOR

Christa is a senior marketing, media and partnerships executive with expertise in building brands that operate in the center of content, community and commerce. Formerly served as a tech and finance CMO, president of a digital media company and the head of a sports and entertainment partnership firm. Christa brings broad experience in developing unique collaborations between brands and platforms.

Young women aren’t just looking to level the playing field in gaming, they also want their very own field so they can play on their terms. Paidia is all about empowering women to bring their unique voices, ambitions, creativity, drive and competitive spirit to new frontiers of gaming.

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JONATHAN
BIXBY

CO-FOUNDER

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 I am involved because I believe that women need a global gaming brand, and a connected gaming universe - created for women by women. We have the ability to change lives across the world and influence their lifelong relationship to gaming. 

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, board member and speaker. He has raised over $300M USD in venture capital and has created over $2B USD in market capitalization in startup companies around the world. Jonathan has been the co-founder of 3 companies on the London Stock Exchange (ARB, CBX, GILD) and is a co-founder and board member of Leaf Mobile (LEAF.T), Canada's largest mobile game company.

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OLIVIA
EDWARDS

CO-FOUNDER

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Olivia is a recent Master of Management graduate from the University of British Columbia. Since graduating, Olivia has been exploring the world of capital markets through ideation, creation, and execution of new business ideas in emerging markets such as gaming and DeFi (crypto and NFTs).

 I studied Cognitive Science in my undergraduate degree and the role of implicit bias present in AI systems - which opened my eyes to the gender inequality that currently exists in the gaming industry. I am excited to build an online community that removes these biases and encourages women of all ages and skill level to pick up a controller and turn their mics on!!