(CALGARY) 3 March 2017 – Emily Bartlett has volunteered over 4,000 hours making a difference in her community, which includes co-founding a social enterprise that has diverted over 65,000 coffee cups from Canadian landfills. Winis Huang, a science student pursuing a career in e-commerce (where only 10% of exec are women), volunteers with organizations such as Because I’m a Girl, Plan Canada, and Toronto Public Health where she inspires young females to realize their full potential.
Emily, a student at Mount Royal University, and Winis Huang, student at the University of Alberta, received the 2017 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award for Western Canada from Canada’s largest experiential learning platform, Enactus Canada, and HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2017 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition March 2 in Calgary.
The HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award is designed to recognize, celebrate and honor female university and college students – on a regional and national level – who exemplify success and inspire their peers, community and country through entrepreneurial leadership.
“Diversity in business is a key success driver,” said Nicole Almond, President of Enactus Canada. “As Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, we are proud to work with our partners to recognize and encourage emerging female leaders across Canada.”
Emily and Winis are two of six regional award winners from across Canada who will travel to the 2017 Enactus Canada National Exposition in May with the hopes of being named the national 2017 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow.
Additionally, Emily and Winis, along with the top 50 award applicants from across the country will also be invited to attend the exclusive HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum at the 2017 Enactus Canada National Exposition. The annual forum will unite top entrepreneurial female leaders to encourage open dialogue, build leadership aptitude, and establish connections among generations of strong female leaders.
ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, the country’s largest post-secondary experiential learning platform, is shaping entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,734 entrepreneurial post-secondary students led 280 community empowerment projects and business ventures last year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 36 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information, visit enactus.ca.
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