Women in Leadership – Andrea Stairs, Managing Director, eBay Canada

Thursday, February 25 - 2016
3:00-5:30 pm

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On February 25th we will welcome Andrea Stairs, Managing Director, eBay Canada for the next session of our ITAC/WCT Speakers Series: Women in Leadership. Andrea will present her personal career journey as well as host a panel on the topic of the intersection between Retail and Technology.

This well-received series features outstanding female leaders so please join us to hear their personal journeys, their leadership lessons, and why they think technology careers are exciting!  We are hoping for an open, informal discussion from both men and women on those important topics so everyone is welcome. You are encouraged to bring along colleagues, family and friends who may benefit from ideas and experiences discussed.

Information Technology Association and Technology (ITAC) and Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) work together to profile successful women leaders in technology as role models to encourage more women to strive for leadership in this sector.

This is going to be a lively, informative and personal conversation and cocktail reception and you need to be there. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.


Lead Speaker Andrea Stairs
Managing Director, eBay Canada
Panelists Jen Lee Koss, Co-founder and Builder of Business, BRIKA
Rebecca McKillican, President and CEO, well.ca
Date Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time 3:00 to 5:30 pm



ITAC Members and WCT Members – $35.00 + HST
Non-Members – $45.00 + HST
Students – $20.00 + HST



eBay Canada
500 King St. W, Suite 200, Toronto, ON   M4V 1L9

Thanks to our co-host:


Andrea Stairs, Managing Director, eBay Canada

As eBay Canada’s managing director, Andrea Stairs leads the Canadian strategy and operations of one of the world’s largest online marketplaces and Canada’s second largest e-commerce business. In this role, Andrea is responsible for cultivating eBay’s community of Canadian users — from individual consumers to established brands and retailers — and for overseeing all of eBay’s Canadian functions, including product management, marketing, business development, and public and government relations.

Andrea was most recently head of marketing for eBay Canada, managing the brand’s marketing strategy and execution. She was also instrumental in launching eBay’s French-Canadian website and in leading the eBay Motors team in Canada.

After receiving a BA from McGill University, Andrea obtained LLB and MBA degrees from the University of Toronto.

Andrea sits on executive committee of the board of directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

A native of Montreal, Andrea now lives in Toronto with her husband and young son and daughter.

Jen Lee Koss, Co-founder and Builder of Business, BRIKA

jen lee kossJen Lee Koss is a Juilliard-trained cellist and graduate of Harvard UniversityOxford University, and Harvard Business School. She has spent over a decade working in management, consulting, investment banking, and private equity in the retail sector. Upon moving to Toronto, nearly eight years ago, she stumbled across a blog, felt an immediate connection to the blogger’s writing, and set out to meet her (Kena Paranjape–now her business partner at BRIKA). Jen is the mother to 3 children (under the age of 5!).


Rebecca McKillican, President & CEO, well.ca


  • Took over as CEO from founder in March 2013
  • Before becoming part of the Well.ca team, Rebecca worked for the private equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) within the retail and consumer group
  • While at KKR, Rebecca spent the majority of her time driving operational improvements across the firm’s portfolio companies
  • Rebecca has also worked at McKinsey & Company
  • Rebecca holds a B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a B.Eng in Electrical Engineering from Western University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar
  • She’s a passionate online shopper, a mom to two young children, and she loves shopping for green & natural products at Well.ca to keep her family well



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