Hi, I'm Kelly

An entrepreneur, thought leader and unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you innovate and prepare for the future of work.

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President and CEO of Lovell Corporation

Founder of MyEffect (and proud woman in STEM leader)

Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017

Three-time TEDx speaker

G7, G20, W20 and United Nations policy advisor

Director of Youth-Led Innovation for the UN’s Blockchain for Impact Group

Featured speaker at UN ECOSOC Youth forum, the High-Level Political Forum and Commission on Social Development

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)

Published author of The Power of YOUth book

Queen’s Young Leader, 2016
Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gold Winner

Kelly on staging holding up the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur of the Year award
Kelly Lovell standing on stage at the United Nations with the colourful SDGs behind her as a backdrop

To make a long story short...

Since starting my first business, Lovell Corporation—an award-winning global youth consultancy and innovation firm—at 19, I’m proud to have created two more brands that touch millions.

With a lot of hard work, I’ve become a three-time TEDx speaker, policy advisor for international public-private stakeholders, and have received 19 awards for leadership—including being named Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario, Corporate Knight’s Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader and a Queen’s Young Leader, an award bestowed personally at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

I help individuals like you implement their ideas and develop action plans to achieve results.

My interests

Bridging the Skills gap

STEM/STEAM education, upskilling the future workforce and entrepreneurship training

Future of work

Recruiting Millennials and Generation Z, next-generation jobs, workplace expectations and concerns of young talent, employee retention

Digital inclusion and innovation strategy

Impact of disruptive technology, blockchain, women’s entrepreneurship, youth-led innovation

Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

Social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility strategy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Past Engagements

Use your passion as a compass to find your purpose

Current Projects

As the CEO of Lovell Corporation, I lead a team that oversees two brand portfolios, BridgingTheGap Ventures and MyEffect.

BridgingTheGap is focused on connecting executives and emerging talent through curated forums, insights and tools to succeed in the rapidly changing marketplace. BridgingTheGap hosts Youth Innovation Masterminds and forums that connect decision-makers from business, government and community sectors together with emerging talent to build their careers, scale ventures and co-create solutions to the challenges they face. 

MyEffect is an an app and online platform that connects you to partners—nonprofits, brands and influencers—to take action for your cause. All actions and impact on MyEffect are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Kelly standing at her desk with glasses on working at her laptop

Passion and perseverance has lead to some wonderful milestones...

Receiving the Queen's Young Leader award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Hosting Frankie Grande, Maejor and many more changemakers at our 2019 BridgingTheGap to Youth Forum in Toronto

Developing policy recommendations for the W20 to equip more women with digital skills and innovation tools

From these leaders and many others, I continue to learn new things each day and expand my own ideas about what it means to build a rewarding, meaningful life.

If you want a deeper dive into my world, these links lead the way