Kathleen Kemp is known in Ottawa for her work building social enterprises, educating and inspiring others. She started her first business at the age of 13 and has helped start and lead a number of different social enterprises. Today, Kathleen is Manager of the University of Ottawa’s Entrepreneurship Hub (eHub) which provides the resources, programs, and networks that can support students at any point in their entrepreneurial journey.
Fun Fact: In 2015, Kathleen competed in the international world cup for social enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kathleen previously held the role of Director of Social Enterprise Development at the Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development. She was also President of Enactus at the University of Ottawa, a former board member at Causeway Work Centre, and is a current member of the United Way Ottawa Board of Directors.
David Glick-Stal works actively with office users in urban Ottawa to help them navigate the office leasing process. He works at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Business Administration from Telfer, University of Ottawa.
Fun Fact: David loves food and cooking.
In addition to his work with the GenNext Advisory Cabinet, he currently serves on the Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa’s Board of Directors, United Way Ottawa’s Community Impact Cabinet, and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Champions Cabinet.
Naomi Haile is an offshore compliance professional, with a background in finance, and deep love for international business. Naomi believes that we are multifaceted and must explore how we can use our gifts to bring value to others and the world.
Fun Fact: In 2017, Naomi started The Power of WHY podcast for people who believe that fulfillment begins with self-awareness. She interviews female business leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists who are living out their why.
Naomi is involved in communities that embrace inclusion. She is currently building Find Your Tribe – a community for women of colour and allies in Ottawa with her co-founder.
Since moving to Ottawa in September 2016, Alex has been working as an Environmental Consultant at Golder, a multi-national engineering consulting firm. Alex attended Queen’s University for Geological Engineering, earning a degree that lends itself to his love of the outdoors.
Fun Fact: When not at work, Alex can generally be found rock climbing at Vertical Reality Gym, playing Dungeons and Dragons down at the Loft Board Game Lounge, or sampling new cuisines and craft beer.
A member of the Social Enterprises Giving Circle, Alex believes that enterprises with a strong social conscience, sustainable business model, and passion for their community, can create amazing opportunities for the disenfranchised and cause positive long-term change in our City.
Alex’s networks include Golder Professional Development Group, The Ottawa Sports and Social Club, Ottawa Social MeetUps, and Ottawa InterNations.
Giancarlo is a recent Master’s degree graduate from the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies. Giancarlo began working at Public Services and Procurement Canada – Parliamentary Precinct Branch as an Issues Manager in March 2018. Prior to joining GAC, Giancarlo worked at the Deputy Minister Office of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Public Safety Canada and of the Canada Revenue Agency.
Fun Fact: Giancarlo is a flea-market connoisseur and enjoys upcycling mid-century modern furniture.
Giancarlo is plugged into the various Young Professional Networks within the federal public service and specific departments and to the University of Ottawa student association circuit having volunteered with the Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts and the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa.
Rebecca has been blogging on her parenting and lifestyle website www.bitofmomsense.com since 2009. Since then, she’s been freelance writing, creating digital content and has been helping other bloggers and small business owners navigate social media to improve their content messaging, engagement and results.
Fun Fact: She can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Rebecca is a member of various small business and social media Facebook groups and a member of the Cooperators Community Advisory Panel.
A consulting analyst at Accenture working in change management, Rebecca recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce after 10 years in medical practice management.
Fun Fact: She recently finished reading Modern Library’s 100 Greatest Books (of the 20th Century) on her daily commutes for the last 8 years.
Rebecca’s networks include the Telfer School of Management, Accenture Ottawa, and Family Medicine in Ottawa, and her interests include health, employment access, social enterprise and youth mentorship.
Andrea is a commercialization strategist with experience in SaaS, ecommerce and media. With 20-years of experience in analytics, strategy and product marketing, Andrea focuses on the performance and profit of her portfolio companies through pragmatic and design thinking.
Fun Fact: Andrea has actively performed in musical theatre since the age of 6.
Andrea’s networks include Invest Ottawa, Wesley Clover Park, Women in Technology Ottawa, Geek Girls Ottawa, Ottawa yoga and meditation community
GenNext Collective at United Way
Elly has six years of experience in design with a passion for branding, illustration and design for social change. With an Advanced Degree in Graphic Design from St. Lawrence College and a certificate in user-centred experiences, she has helped over 60 organizations who strive to improve Canada. She has a knack for pinpointing an organization’s strengths and amplifying them visually.
On weekends Elly can be found knitting, tweeting about TV shows and snapping photos around the city with her trusty doodle Huey.
Skye’s passion for community and inclusion has lead them to United Way Ottawa. Along the way, Skye found their interest in communications through organizing events for fellow youth and volunteers in every organization they have been part of. Skye brings their passion for community wherever they go.
Skye’s undergraduate research is something they are always ready to talk about: if you ever ask them about podcasting be ready for a very long answer!
Skye is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.