Jillian Kowalchuk


Jillian Kowalchuk is an award-winning woman in tech and is the Founder & CEO of Safe & The City, the AI street-smarts app to safely navigate while making your experience count. She sits on the Commonwealth Businesswomen Executive Team to empower 1B girls and women into business and was awarded ‘Most Inspiring Role Model’ by the 53 Commonwealth Governments. She is in the Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurial Programme and sits on the Alumni Advisory Board. She has lived and traveled to over 50 countries and speaks on a breadth of topics to inspire and motivate others to take innovative action to solve meaningful problems. She holds an MSc in Public Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and BA in Psychology.


How everyday technologies and entrepreneurial solutions are needed to solve epidemics, like sexual harassment and violence against women, to move from a society surviving through these realities to thriving as equals together.

Favourite TED/TEDx Talk

“Meg Jay’s, “Why 30 is not the new 20” is my favourite TED talk from the way she constructed through a perfect blend of storytelling and research that waiting to live the life you want now should happen today.”

What does thriving mean to you?

“Thriving is about progressing as an individual and aligning your focus, energy, and time with other like-minded people to become an unstoppable force to help others.”