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Eyra AbrahamVisionary Entrepreneur

Hello!

/ I’m Eyra Abraham

In my work as a founder of an AI tech company, consultant, and speaker, I devote my time to democratising access to information and greater participation from marginalised communities.

My mission is to advance technology, particularly AI, to positively impact people with disability to gain equal access at home, at work and in our community.

Believe in oneself and knowing who you are, that’s the foundation of everything great.

- Jay Z -

Resume

/Career Journey

Experience
Dec 2021

Founder & CEO of Lisnen Inc.

Toronto startup

Assistive Tech for the deaf and hard of hearing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Disability Inclusion Consultant

Toronto- based

Dec 2021
Jan 2021

Business Consultant

Since 2020

Support businesses and startups with inclusion of people with disabilities.

Start Access’ Steering Committee Member

November 2020 - Current

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) & Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

Nov 2020
Nov 2020

Entrepreneur in Residence

Toronto, ON, 2020-Current

Centre for Social Innovation

Member of the Technical Committee for Plain Language

September 2020 - Current

Accessibility Standards Canada

Sep 2020
Speaking
Jun 2022

Women in Business Summit, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Online, June 2022

Restarting, Reimagining, Accelerating and Recuperating: Women in the Post-pandemic Era

Reimagining the Future of Work

Online - Worldwide, June 2022

Policy Horizons' Futures Week

Jun 2022
Nov 2021

AI: Artificial Intelligence or Augmenting Inequality?

Toronto, November 2-5, 2021

FWD50

User Personas: Building Raving Fans with Hearing Loss Users

Online Worldwide, October 2020

a11yTO Conference

Oct 2020
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Statistics

30projects completed
10000hours of work
12country traveled
479red wine (Malbec)

Portfolio

/Companies and Projects

My work: past, present and future.

#a11yTO

Eyra Abraham brings her whole self to every conversation. She is committed to her work and devoted to helping others understand how they can improve experiences for people with disabilities.
At #a11yTO, we encourage learning, sharing experiences and ideas, providing solutions, and collaboration towards building more inclusive digital products. Eyra’s attitude and presentation style match our values.

Oskar Westin

Co Organizer, #a11yTO

FWD50

Eyra is not only a fantastic communicator, but also a pleasure to work with. Her presentation on how technology can empower people of all abilities brought a much-needed discussion to FWD50, and gave thousands of public servants from around the world a unique insight into the importance of digital innovation.

Alistair Croll

Conference Chair, FWD50 and bestselling author

Toronto Womxn in Data Science

Toronto Womxn in Data Science was honoured to have Eyra as a speaker at our annual conference twice! Eyra is knowledgeable and engaging and a joy to work with. Her unique combination of AI and tech knowledge and being an accessibility advocate is priceless. Each time she’s presented, we’ve received positive feedback from attendees highlighting her teaching moments. We look forward to booking Eyra as she always brings fresh new perspectives and ideas to a field that overlooks the unique needs of those with disabilities.

Kishawna Peck

Founder, Toronto Women in Data Science

Skills

65%Public Speaking
85%Strategic & Digital Marketing
80%Accessibility & Disability Market
85%Artificial Intelligence & Product Dev