“Youth are not the leaders of tomorrow; they’re the leaders of today.” – Kelly Lovell

Kelly Lovell, an acclaimed Youth Mobilizer and Social Entrepreneur, is bridging the gap between business and community to create opportunities for the next generation to thrive. She is a 16-time award-winning thought leader, 3-time TEDx speaker, and CEO of Lovell Corporation and My Effect Inc.

As one of Canada’s premier youth consultancy firms, Lovell Corporation helps businesses develop effective youth marketing and millennial employee retention strategies. Putting Lovell Corporation’s youth insights into action, My Effect Inc. is a Waterloo-based social enterprise that specializes in ICT and data solutions that help organizations engage the next generation through social action. As the first ever small-medium sized enterprise to become a Collaborating Partner of Impact 2030, MyEffect’s current focus is tracking skill-based volunteering and social impact achievements that advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Featured by Forbes, INC., Globe & Mail, FOX News, and Entrepreneur, Kelly Lovell is sought out for her expertise in engaging Millennials and Generation Z. Her international networks reach youth influencers across 59+ countries and she is ranked among the top 0.1% of online influencers on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and youth mobilization (Klout).

Having met with Heads of State and B20/G20 world leaders, Lovell is often enlisted to discuss the needs of the next generation and create action plans that improve youth employment and social entrepreneurship outcomes. Most recently at 23 years old, Lovell became Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Young Leader of 2016 — a prestigious award that celebrates youth leaders from Commonwealth countries that are making a profound difference in the communities. In June 2016, Lovell personally met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and discussed strategies to improve youth prosperity throughout the Commonwealth of Nations.

At its core, Lovell’s work is rooted in creating opportunities for youth-led innovation and empowering her peers to reach their full potential. Armed with an unwavering passion and an impressive drive, Lovell has grown her company portfolio to five distinct brands that harness media and technology to provide mentorship, skill-building, and entrepreneurship support for youth. Notable projects include a short documentary film that profiles the stories of exceptional young leaders to combat ageist stereotypes that exist in media; a global education project that introduces students to key problems affecting today’s world through the lens of their peers across 59 different countries; and, a personal development platform that helps youth track the transferable skills they gain from community service and extracurricular leadership.

Staying true to her commitment to improving job prosperity for youth, Lovell also provides internships and training to young professionals through her companies, and frequently speaks at conferences on behalf of young leaders to advocate for better employment and innovation opportunities. Her most broadcasted keynote speech, “Finding Success While Staying True to Who You Are”, has been viewed in over 550 cities worldwide and 20 universities.

Kelly Lovell is dedicated to making the world a better place through peer-to-peer interaction and social innovation.

Will you join her?


  • Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017 – Ontario
  • Her Majesty the Queen’s Young Leader, 2016
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gold
  • His Excellency the Governor General of Canada’s Caring Canadian, 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, 2012
  • Newcomer Champion Award, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration, 2011
  • Top Millennial Influencer in Entrepreneurship, 2016 (LinkedIn)
  • Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Silver Stevie Award Winner, 2014
  • Youngest Winner of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2013
  • American Express Emerging Innovators of Canada, 2013
  • Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, 2012
  • Rogers’ Young Woman of the Year, 2011
  • G20 Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance Delegate, 2017
  • Associate Fellow: The Royal Commonwealth Society, 2017
  • Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, 2016
  • Hesselbein Fellow: Top 50 Global Young Leaders, 2013
  • Ontario’s Change the World Youth Ambassador Award, 2011
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Community Caregiver and Service Award, 2011