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Hall of Summit Nanotech With Amanda Hall

March 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The winner of the $1-million Women in Cleantech Challenge talks about thriving in the male-dominated innovation scene.

This March 15, join us for a special International Women’s Day edition of MaRS Mornings — this time featuring Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit Nanotech, and winner of the $1-million Women in Cleantech Challenge.

Hall will be in conversation with Dr. Zayna Khayat, vice president of client success and growth at Teladoc Health. Together, they’ll discuss some of the most pressing topics facing women in tech today, and share their experiences navigating sectors traditionally dominated by men.


Women working in tech, as well as anyone interested in the Canadian innovation community.


Amanda Hall, CEO, Summit Nanotech

As a professional geophysicist and former laboratory scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Hall leads with a commitment to develop solutions that have positive effects on the planet. She has garnered multiple industry awards, such as ranking in NACO’s list of Most Promising Startups in Canada.

Summit Nanotech is a Calgary-based company focused on producing green lithium by using applications of nanotechnology to optimize industrial processes in the mining sector.

Zayna Khayat, vice president, client success and growth, Teladoc Health

Along with her work at Teledoc Health, Khayat is a faculty member of Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine stream, and is an adjunct faculty member in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS. In 2017, she was seconded to the REshape Center at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands.

Teladoc Health is a multinational telemedicine and virtual healthcare company. It provides users with 24/7 access to licensed doctors, psychologists and therapists by phone, video or web to diagnose, treat and prescribe medicine for a wide range of medical conditions.


MaRS Mornings is a monthly lunch series that celebrates creative founders in the innovation community. Grab your lunch and join us for inspiring talks from experienced entrepreneurs, visionary business leaders and innovators.