Jillian Kowalchuk

Jillian Kowalchuk

CEO
Safe & The City twitter

Jillian is an award-winning entrepreneur most recently the recipient of the WINTRADE Women of Innovation and Commonwealth Businesswomen Most Inspiring Role Model and finalist for the National Diversity Awards Entrepreneur of Excellence.

She is the Founder & CEO of Safe & The City, a revolutionary crowdsourcing GPS app to identify where people feel unsafe, galvanise resources and use data to empower and drive smarter and safer city initiatives. Jillian sits on the Executive Team for the Commonwealth Business Women to educate, engage and empower over 1B women’s economic development. Jillian is a founding member of FemTechTalks, which seeks to find practical methods women can overcome structural and internal barriers in tech.

She holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and BA in Psychology. She is a lover of all things tech and learning how to code as she grows her team. Jillian’s genuine, passionate approach, unstoppable work ethic and ability to inspires has led to her accelerated success.

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