Jillian Kowalchuk is the recipient of the Commonwealth Businesswoman Award for Most Inspiring Role Model despite only operating her company, Safe & The City for about 1-year. Jillian is an avid travel having exposure to 50 different countries and grew her experience and passion to help improve the lives of others, specifically with women. She holds an MSc in Public Health and a BA in Psychology and has worked as a global public health consultant in HIV/AIDS behaviour change campaigns and impact evaluation. Jillian’s genuine, passionate approach, unstoppable work ethic and ability to inspires has led to her accelerated success. She is a member of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and founding member of FemTechTalks, which regularly meets in London to discuss ways in which women can surmount the challenges they face in entrepreneurship and the technology sector.
Jillian was born in Canada, but spent her early years in Yemen. She is an avid solo traveller, and visited over 50 countries. She has graduated with an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
*Safe & The City (SaTC) is a London-based technology company that uses GPS, crowdsourced information and police risk data to reduce victims of opportunistic crimes on streets that can make people feel unsafe.
Talks I've Given
Lightning Talk: Understanding Your iOS Product Before Looking to Scale
Featuring Jillian Kowalchuk
Learn how Safe & The City, a crowdsourcing navigation app creating safer walking routes, took a phased approach using React Native perfecting the iOS build before looking to scale across platforms.react-native swift ioscon ios