Hannah with HSBCHALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (February 29, 2016) – Hannah Stegen, student at the Mount Allison University, received the 2016 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award for Atlantic Canada from Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2016 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition on February 29 in Halifax.

In addition to her work with Enactus, Hannah was recognized for launching and hosting a Women in Science Panel at the annual Atlantic University Physics and Astronomy Conference which was so successful it has been incorporated as an annual element of the conference. She also believes reaching out and empowering females at a young age helps them grow into leaders of the next generation.

“At HSBC, we believe in the importance of a diverse, high-performing and inclusive culture – in our organization and in the wider business community,” said Kimberly Flood, Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, HSBC Bank Canada and HSBC Executive Sponsor of Enactus Canada. “We are honoured to be working with Enactus to recognize and encourage emerging leaders through the HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow awards and HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum.”

The HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award is designed to recognize, celebrate and honour female university and college students – on a regional and national level – who exemplify success and inspire their peers, community and country through entrepreneurial leadership.

Hannah Stegen is one of six regional award winners from across Canada who will travel to the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition taking place in Toronto in May in the hopes of being named the national 2016 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow.

The top 50 award applicants from across the country will also be invited to attend the exclusive HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum to be held at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition. This annual forum will bring together the top entrepreneurial female leaders of today and tomorrow to encourage open dialogue, build leadership aptitude and establish connections amongst generations of top entrepreneurial female leaders.


ABOUT ENACTUS CANADA: Enactus Canada, this country’s largest student leadership development organization, is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,650 entrepreneurial postsecondary students led 288 community empowerment projects and business ventures this past 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.

ABOUT HSBC BANK CANADA: HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country. We help companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Canada is a priority market for the HSBC Group – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of US$2,410bn at 31 December 2015. Linked by advanced technology, HSBC serves customers worldwide through an international network of around 6,000 offices in 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Media Inquiries:
Jody Lundrigan
Director of Communications
Enactus Canada
E: jody@enactus.ca
M: 416.346.0131

Aurora Bonin
Senior Media Relations Manager
HSBC Bank Canada
E: aurora.f.bonin@hsbc.ca
P: 604.641.1905