VANCOUVER, BC (May 10, 2017) – Earlier today, Nuha Siddiqui, 3rd-year student at the University of Toronto, was announced as the 2017 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow Award recipient by Canada’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and long-time program partner, HSBC Bank Canada.

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. The award presentation took place at the 2017 Enactus Canada National Exposition, in Vancouver.

Siddiqui, President of the Enactus University of Toronto – St. George Campus team, has transformed the small team of eight into a powerhouse of 80+ students across seven different faculties. She also lead the launch of the team’s social enterprise, EcoPackers, which makes recycled packaging peanuts out of potato starch and provides employment to disadvantaged individuals. Siddiqui helped her team secure $33,000 in new funding and has developed long-term partnerships with over 25 corporate and community partners.

“As Canada’s leading international bank, we understand the importance of a high-performing and inclusive culture,” said Kimberly Flood, Executive Vice President and Head of Communications, HSBC Bank Canada. “Through our long-time partnership with Enactus, we’re supporting the growth of a wide range of top, entrepreneurial and community-minded post-secondary students, in-turn, helping build a pipeline of top talent for the boards and leadership teams of tomorrow.”

Nuha Siddiqui, along with the top 50 award applicants, has also been invited to attend the exclusive HSBC Women’s Leadership Forum held at the 2017 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, Siddiqui and the Enactus team at the University of Toronto 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.

Outside her work with Enactus, Siddiqui is an accounting and economics student and is described by her peers as an extraordinarily passionate and dedicated leader who approaches every challenge with innovative ideas and solutions.

The 2017 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 competition results during the event, please follow @Enactus_Canada on Twitter. All event results will also be published on

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.

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$2,416bn at 31 March 2017. Linked by advanced technology, HSBC serves customers worldwide through an international network of around 4,000 offices in 70 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Media inquiries:
Jen Falzon
Enactus Canada
(416) 315-2099