Profiles

Youth Leadership in a Time of Crisis

UN Women reported the alarming statistic that one in three women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. A local youth-led organization is tackling this issue head-on. BOLT Safety Society, which started as a small team building a technological solution to women’s safety, is today a federal not-for-profit carrying out various initiatives to foster safer and equitable communities for all.

JUGGY SIHOTA: A LEADER OF CONSEQUENCE

Revolutionizing access to healthcare in Canada, Juggy Sihota, Vice-president of Consumer Health at TELUS, leads a team responsible for developing and delivering important services that improve the health of Canadians, including Canada’s fastest growing and highest customer rated virtual care service TELUS Health MyCare and personal emergency response service TELUS LivingWell Companion for vulnerable seniors.  

BUSHRA AHSAN – BELIEVING IN THE BEAUTY OF HER DREAMS

For entrepreneur and philanthropist Bushra Ahsan, the belief in her dreams has been her guiding light. She arrived in Canada from Lahore, Pakistan at age 15. She began her entrepreneurial journey with her husband at age 23 with only $500 as their startup capital. Now, she is the owner and founder of SWB Freights Inc, Awan Transport LLC, and a third provincially registered company specializing in logistics.

PARWEEN MANDER- SOUTH ASIAN MILLENNIAL MONEY COACH

Parween is a South Asian Millennial Money Coach and Trauma of Money Facilitator whose mission is to educate and empower more women in the South Asian community about personal finance. She has e-built a six-figure net worth by the age of 26 and founded the Wealthy Wolfe—where she provides honest and relatable financial coaching for women of color from immigrant upbringings through one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

VK LAKKINENI : SELF-DISCOVERY IS THE SECRET TO ABUNDANCE

We all know a lot of things in life are common sense. But many are emotionally and physically struggling to cope with daily living. V Krishna Lakkineni (VK), a technology entrepreneur, Amazon best-selling author, and one of the executive producers of a recent documentary “Dreamer” that won 3 Emmy Awards—believes that his path to self-discovery helped him to discover the abundance in the Universe.

KATHY KINLOCH – REFLECTS ON HER JOURNEY AS A LEADER IN THE HEALTH AND EDUCATION SECTORS

Kathy Kinloch has spent over 30 years as a respected health care provider, educator, and leader. She is currently the President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), which serves approximately 50,000 students annually. Holding this position since 2014, she was previously President of Vancouver Community College for three years, and the Dean of BCIT’s School of Health Sciences before that.