CALGARY, ALBERTA (March 3, 2014) – Shahzadi Sayyid, student at the University of Regina, received the 2014 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award for Western Canada from this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter, HSBC Bank Canada. The award presentation took place at the 2014 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition on February 28 in Calgary.
Shahzadi has held several roles within the University of Regina, including Vice President of her Enactus team, university ambassador and an executive of both the Indian Students’ Association and the Business Students’ Society.
She mentors retired or medically discharged members of the Canadian forces in starting their own businesses, and has helped put together one project that helps new Canadian students gain valuable career skills and another that addresses the issue of food security. Shahzadi also currently works with her father to operate a trust to enable access to education for youth living in poverty.
“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 – on a regional and national level – who exemplify success and inspire their peers, community and country through entrepreneurial leadership.
Shahzadi is one of six regional award winners from across Canada who will travel to the 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition taking place in Calgary in April in the hopes of being named the national 2014 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 2014 Enactus Canada National Exposition. This annual forum will bring together the top entrepreneurial female leaders of today and tomorrow to dialogue and find solutions to Canada’s social, economic and environmental issues.
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