TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 3, 2016): Hannah Stegen, student at Mount Allison University, received the 2016 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award from this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud supporter HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place today at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition, in Toronto, Ontario.

Hannah believes empowering females at a young age will help them grow into the leaders of the next generation, and works to inspire those around her through entrepreneurial action. She has grown her Enactus team from three to 25 members and started three new community development projects this past year alone.

Outside her work with Enactus, Hannah is a scientist and is studying Subatomic Particle Physics. She started and hosted a Women in Science Panel at the annual Atlantic University Physics and Astronomy Conference which was so successful it has been incorporated into the conference every year

Kimberly Flood, Senior Vice President and Head of Communications said: “At HSBC, we strongly believe in the importance of a diverse, high-performing and inclusive culture – in our organization and in the wider business community. We are delighted to be working with Enactus to recognize and encourage emerging leaders at the start of their careers through the delivery of 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 who exemplify success and inspire their peers, community and country through entrepreneurial leadership.

Hannah Stegen, along with the top 50 award applicants, has also been invited to attend the exclusive HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum held at the 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition. This forum inspires open dialogue, builds leadership aptitude and establishes connections amongst generations of top entrepreneurial female leaders.

In recognition of the national award, Hannah Stegen and the Enactus team at Mount Allison University will receive a $2,500 project grant to be used in the development and delivery of an initiative focused on the advancement of women in their community.

The 2016 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomes 1,500 delegates including the country’s brightest university and college students, academic professionals and top Canadian CEOs to enable progress by supporting entrepreneurial action through competition, recognition and education.

For news throughout the year and competition results during the event, please visit @Enactus_Canada on Twitter.


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 post-secondary 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

ABOUT HSBC BANK CANADA: HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in Canada. The HSBC Group serves customers worldwide from over 6,100 offices in 73 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,634bn at 31 December 2014, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.

Media inquiries:
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Enactus Canada
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Meghan Edwards
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Aurora Bonin
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HSBC Bank Canada
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