This is how
I roll

Five things to know about my companies and my credentials

I do this because
I love it

I have dedicated my life to creating opportunities for others to thrive! Our business is built on love. We’re dreamers and doers who believe in relentlessly exploring a better future. We’re passionate, playful and deeply invested in our craft.

I'm here to change the world

We use our platform to create world-class workshops and facilitate meaningful dialogues that problem-solve social issues. As psychologist and philosopher William James said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

I don't do mediocre

We give everything 100% and then some. We prioritize exceeding expectations and go above and beyond for you and each other.

I've got your back

I’m honest with our partners, our audience and each other. If our app, workshops or forums aren’t right for you, we’ll say so. When mistakes happen, we take responsibility and work our tails off to make things right.

I love our partners and customers

You’re the reason we exist. You help us create meaningful change today so we can improve tomorrow. We’re obsessive about customer happiness and working non-stop to make sure you feel as valued, respected and appreciated as you truly are.

These values have helped me win 16 leadership awards and become a 10-time United Nations speaker

I'm One of Her Majesty the Queen’s Young Leaders

This prestigious award—personally bestowed by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace—recognizes exceptional young people under 30 from the Commonwealth who are using their skills to leave a legacy of change. It was a honour to receive this recognition.

My Accolades

  • Three-time TEDx speaker
  • International network reaches youth influencers in 100 countries
  • Top 0.1% of online influencers on youth, youth mobilization, business, startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership (Klout)
  • Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Follow list, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Twitter)
  • Top Millennial Influencer in Entrepreneurship, 2016 (LinkedIn)
  • President and CEO of Lovell Corporation
  • Founder of MyEffect (and proud woman in STEM leader)
  • Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017 – Ontario
  • G20 Young Entrepreneurship Alliance Delegate, 2017
  • Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Silver Stevie Award Winner, 2014
  • American Express Emerging Innovators of Canada, 2013​
  • Youngest Winner of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, 2013
  • G7, G20, W20 and United Nations policy advisor
  • Director of Youth-Led Innovation for the UN’s Blockchain for Impact Group of the Commission for Sustainable Development
  • Has collaborated on initiatives to promote youth-led innovation and future skills development with UNDESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs), UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organization), 72nd President of the General Assembly.
  • Featured speaker at UN ECOSOC Youth forum, the High-Level Political Forum, Commission on Social Development and World Youth Skills Day
  • Collaborating partner and advisor for multiple stakeholder groups for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals including: UN Volunteer Groups’ Alliance Steering Committee, Impact2030 and Canada’s Alliance 2030
  • Queen’s Young Leader, 2016
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gold Winner
  • Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, 2016
  • Caring Canadian Award, presented by His Excellency the Governor General of Canada, 2014
    Newcomer Champion Award, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration, 2014
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Community Caregiver and Service Award, 2011
  • Published author of The Power of YOUth book
  • Associate Fellow: The Royal Commonwealth Society
  • Hesselbein Fellow: Top 50 Global Young Leaders, 2013
  • Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, 2012
  • Rogers’ Young Woman of the Year, 2011
  • Ontario’s Change the World Youth. Ambassador Award, 2011

Trusted Experience

  • Government of Canada’s Talent Cloud External Advisor
    Leveraging emerging technology to increase talent mobility
    and bias reduction in hiring
  • Director, Youth-Led Innovation for Blockchain for Impact
    Cross-sector collaboration and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs to participate in the global blockchain ecosystem
  • G7 Expert Roundtable Panelist
    Technology’s impact on the future of jobs, future skills training
  • G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Canadian Delegate
    Entrepreneurship and inclusion to address youth unemployment
  • G20 Education Policy Working Group Advisor
    Education recommendations for G20 Sherpas with a focus on STEM education, venture creation, digital competencies
  • W20 Asia Pacific Dialogue Speaker
    Digital inclusion policy recommendations for greater women’s economic empowerment
  • W20 Digital Disruptors Impact Scenarios Team Policy Advisor
    Investigating the economic impact of AI, robotics and blockchain on women and girls
  • ECOSOC Youth Forum Panelist and Speaker
    Youth entrepreneurship for the SDGs, future skills and education for the 21st century and social innovation
  • High-Level Political Forum Panelist and Speaker
    Women and girls in STEM, eliminating the gender gap in education and skill development, equal employment opportunities
  • UN President of the General Assembly's Youth Dialogue
    Barriers to youth-led innovation and a young entrepreneur's guide to success
  • Collaborating Partner of Volunteer 2030, UN Volunteer Groups’ Alliance and Canada's Alliance 2030
    Youth mobilization, impact measurement and strategy to localize action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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