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Fighting For Change with Jennifer Sloan – December 15, 2020

Startup Canada Podcast: Canada's Entrepreneurship Podcast

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There isn’t much Jennifer Sloan hasn’t tried – from private to public sector, Jennifer has seen it all. She shares with us why diversity is key for strengthening your business, and encourages women entrepreneurs in particular to demand change and seek out resources to help level the playing field.  Jennifer Sloan has extensive experience across all aspects of government, media and public relations, and internal and external affairs. In addition to working for Target (Canada), and Vale (Inco) Ltd., she also worked with some of Canada’s leading government and political figures and represented Canada as the Head of Political/Economic Relations & Public Affairs at the Canadian Consulate in New York. As the vice president of public policy at Mastercard Canada, Jennifer leads the development and management of the company’s public affairs and government relations programs. She is a member of Mastercard Canada’s business leadership team. Jennifer is also the vice-chair of the Board of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) and the current and first independent chair of Music Canada’s Board of Directors. She previously served as the president of the University of Georgia’s Grady College Alumni Board and the Board of Trust, the president of the Canadian Club of Toronto, and was the chair-elect of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) Board of Directors. “You’re not alone. Access to mentorship programs and connecting with like-minded owners are means of advancing women entrepreneurs…with access to resources we can help women bring a positive impact to their communities.” In this week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Ceridian, Jennifer discusses practical ways to tackle inequities and fight for structural change within the business world. The post Fighting For Change with Jennifer Sloan – December 15, 2020 appeared first on Startup Canada.


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