Martyna Gatkiewicz earns prominent award for entrepreneurial leadership

MartynaCALGARY, AB (April 29, 2014): Martyna Gatkiewicz, a student at the University of Calgary, received the 2014 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 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition, in Calgary, Alberta.

Martyna is president of her Enactus team and founder of a small high-end hosiery business. She led a student entrepreneurship project that helped the participating students raise their business revenues by more than $100,000. Beyond her role with Enactus, she serves as a Director on one of Canada’s largest angel investor organizations

“At HSBC we believe that leaders are developed over the long-term, and that early encouragement and recognition can make a world of difference,” said Sandra Stuart, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Bank Canada. “For this reason we are very pleased to support Enactus Canada’s exciting program focused on the development of Canada’s emerging female leaders.”

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.

“I am honoured to be named HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow,” said Martyna. “The funding involved will be integral to our Enactus Calgary team creating a social enterprise focused on immigrant woman in Calgary, which will empower them to go on to start their own businesses.

Martyna Gatkiewicz, along with the top 50 award applicants, has also been invited to attend the exclusive HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum held at the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition. This forum inspires dialogue, builds leadership capacity and establishes connections among generations of top entrepreneurial female leaders across Canada.

In recognition of the national award, Martyna Gatkiewicz and the Enactus team at the University of Calgary 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 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition welcomes more than 1,200 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 is a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, more than 2,300 student leaders create and implement over 350 community empowerment projects and business ventures every year in communities coast to coast. As a global network of 38 countries, Enactus uses the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. For more information,

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