Startup Zone has announced that famed digital innovation expert, speaker, and entrepreneur Amber MacArthur (AmberMac) will be the keynote speaker at Startup Zone’s Business Women's Summer Summit on July 26.
Hosted in partnership with Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association, the Business Women’s Summer Summit is designed for women in business to network, foster skills, and acquire the knowledge needed to excel in their field.
"We are thrilled to be welcoming Amber Mac back to PEI and to the Startup Zone,” said Interim CEO, Doug Keefe. ” PEI is ready to compete on the world stage and being able to have Amber share her world-class experience and encourage Island women in business will make for a tremendous occasion."
Amber credits her humble upbringing on Prince Edward Island for her future successes and believes that the time she had spent outdoors as a youth encouraged her imagination. The Island lifestyle as a child kept the awe of this tech world genius in wraps until she was introduced to it at an older age, fully utilizing it, and becoming a self made entrepreneur. Each summer, Amber and her family return to PEI for an extended vacation.
AmberMac is a successful entrepreneur based in Toronto with a significant and engaged global social media following. Amber started her career in the late 1990s where she spent four years in the Startup trenches followed by building one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals for Microsoft Canada. In 2006, with her brother, she started her own digital agency called Konnekt Digital Engagement which handles the consulting side of her business activities. Her speaking, spokesperson, and influencer activities are handled by her AmberMac Media Inc. company, which also is increasingly active in video production. Amber's clients include many leading brands such as Google, Mercedes, Microsoft, Nintendo, Scotiabank, and Shopify. She has been a keynote speaker for events from Australia to Brazil and in September 2017 will be MC for the global three-day ME Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Amber is also the author of two best-selling books, Power Friending and Outsmarting Your Kids Online.
The Business Women’s Summer Summit will be taking place at Startup Zone on July 26 beginning at 1 pm and is open to the public. Registration is free but space is limited.