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Tricia Clarke-Stone

Tricia Clarke-Stone is an entrepreneur, author, innovative marketer, and CEO of WP Narrative_, the award-winning creative and tech agency she co-founded with hip hop mogul Russell Simmons in 2013. Offering a new marketing agency model, WP Narrative_ unites tech and culture to power brands’ purpose and experience. The company, originally titled “Narrative,” was acquired by film and TV producer Will Packer’s Will Packer Media in 2017.


Tricia has spent the last two decades at the intersection of marketing, branding, tech, media, and entertainment, with a proven track record of building brands and companies, driving tens of millions in revenue. Prior to WP Narrative_, she was co-president of Global Grind, relaunching the media company and implementing strategies that grew revenue by 500%, creating over 100 digital, social and experiential campaigns for Toyota, Pepsi and AT&T, to name a few.


Her marketing strategies and campaigns have garnered accolades and awards from SXSW, Cannes Lion, the Clios, D&AD, The Shorty Awards and The Webbys, and she’s been featured in both AdAge and Crain’s New York’s “40 Under 40” lists, as well as in Adweek’s “Disrupters” and Refinery29’s “Black is the New Black.”


In 2019, Tricia’s first book, “Double Down: Bet on Yourself and Succeed on Your Terms” – co-authored with her twin sister – was published by Penguin Random House to glowing reviews.

Harley Finkelstein

Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shopify, a leading global commerce company that powers more than one million businesses in over 175 countries. Aggregating the online sales of Shopify’s U.S. merchants, the company is now the second-largest retailer in the U.S., ahead of eBay and Walmart (source: eMarketer, 2019). Over $172 billion has been sold on Shopify and nearly 300 million consumers around the world purchased from a Shopify merchant in 2019 alone.


Harley is also an advisor to venture capital firm Felicis Ventures and is one of the featured “Dragons” on CBC TV’s Next Gen Den. He has served on the board of directors of the C100, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Recently, he received the Canadian Angel Investor of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, and was inducted into the prestigious Order of Ottawa.


Harley founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill University. He completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa.

Debbie Sterling

Debbie Sterling is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, the award-winning children’s multimedia company known for disrupting the “pink aisle” in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character.


Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, spokesperson and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). She’s been named TIME’s "Person of the Moment” as well as LinkedIn’s “Top Voice". She has also been featured in InStyle’s “50 Most Badass Women” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40".


In 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama administration and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world.


Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.