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Rhiannon Rosalind is the President, CEO and Owner of The Economic Club of Canada, and Founder of The Jr. Economic Club of Canada. Rhiannon is redefining what it means to be a corporate leader in this country. She is passionate about highlighting the most important issues our nation is grappling with – from Truth & Reconciliation to racism & exclusion on Bay Street, Rhiannon is challenging corporate Canada to see its role in creating a more prosperous and equal future for everyone. Rhiannon has hosted countless thought leaders and changemakers at the Economic Club of Canada through the years including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Former First Lady Michelle Obama and human rights advocate, Amal Clooney. A go-to for Bay Street, tech, healthcare, domestic and international political leaders, The Economic Club is a public policy platform for the 21st-century, where the leaders of today and tomorrow connect.
After graduating from Ryerson University, Rhiannon joined The Economic Club of Canada in 2008 and became owner, President and CEO in 2011 at just 27 years old. Rhiannon has been acknowledged as one of the most accomplished influencers in Canada. She has been named one of Canada’s Change Agents by Canadian Business Magazine and one of Canada’s TOP 100 Most Powerful Women in Business three times and became the youngest ever WXN “Hall of Fame” award winner in the fall of 2018. She has also served as a producer and host for a national television series, Sides (Airing on Much Music), a show that engaged and empowered youth.
Rhiannon has been a tireless advocate for youth, developing seven national programs under the Jr. Economic Club banner that have impacted over 50,000 young Canadian’s and provided over $150,000 in academic scholarships. Rhiannon may mingle and do business with the C-suite crowd, but she definitely shouldn’t be confused with the establishment. Inspired by her own lived experience with child poverty as the daughter of a single mother, Rhiannon has become a warrior for women and youth facing barriers.
Rhiannon is the proud mother of two young boys, Luke and Bennett, and enjoys exploring Toronto with them in her spare time.
In the fourth annual assemblage of Bay Street Bull's Power 50 guide, Rhiannon was recognized as a major influence shaping our society, facilitating opportunities, & moving our nation forward.
2017, 2015, 2013
Top 100 Award Winners are proven achievers who are strong contributors to their organizations, their fields of endeavour & their communities.
Success Story, recognized as resource for the young Canadian voice in the financial world.
CANADIAN BUSINESS CHANGE AGENT
Recognized for commanding the most powerful stage in Canadian business.
TELUS FRIENDLY FUTURE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2018 - present
Created to help vulnerable youth who need our support the most, further elevating TELUS' commitment to funding local, grassroots charities.
RYERSON'S TED ROGERS SCHOOL OF
MANAGEMENT MBA PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
2018 - present
A select group of private & public sector volunteers share insights & vision for the future of business & business education.
CHILDREN FIRST CANADA COUNCIL OF CHAMPIONS
2016 - present
Comprised of leaders from across the country, the Council provides guidance & strategic direction to help promote the wellbeing of Canada's children.
RYERSON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS
2014 - 2018
Responsible for the governance of the university, control of its property & revenues & the conduct of its business and affairs. Elected by Alumni.