Nominated for the award: Outstanding Innovator
Position: Founder & CEO
Biography: Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education, National Coaching Certification through the Coaching Association of Canada and numerous awards for the global impact of her innovative technology. She published her first book on Performance; created The World’s First Energy Kit™ and launched it in Washington DC at an International Trade Mission representing 50 countries; founded and chartered Business & Professional Women Waterloo Region; founded Canadian Women In Technology Waterloo Region; founded International Women’s Day Waterloo Region; founded the first Walking School Bus Program in Canada, systemized it and grew it to 10,000 elementary schools across Canada. Diane was recognized by the Province of Ontario as an Outstanding Volunteer for launching the Business and Professional Women’s Club; was recognized as the first woman in Canada to independently execute an international book promotion tour and media campaign simultaneously; is featured on CTV, CBC, Global, CBC, CNC3, TV6, Rogers, Cogeco, on radio, in newspapers and magazines across North America & Caribbean and founded SportFitz Wearable Safety Tracker to measure, document and deliver analytics on brain impacts and biometrics in over 100 countries across 10 industries impacting billions of people, globally. Diane has received the following honours for her innovation: Sports Analytics World Series; Future Innovation Sport Technology (FIST) World Series; Canadian Trade Mission, Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada; Hockey Night In Canada; Entrepreneur Award, Women of the Year; MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress, Napa, California; Hockey Innovation Day, Rogers Hometown Hockey; Canadian Export Challenge Inaugural Global Accelerator Cohort; StartUp Pavillion, Sensors Expo, San Jose, California; StartUp Pavillion, Inaugural Medical Sensors Design Conference, San Jose, California; Building Communities Program, Ontario Women’s Directorate; Women Founders, StartUp Canada; Women & Wearables, UK.