Kanika Gupta (BCom 2008) has received one of the Telus Future Leaders Award and thus secured a place in Canada’s Most Powerful Women’s Top 100.

Kanika was inspired to start SoJo, a social enterprise technology company, after more than a decade of building and growing other social ventures. The company builds e-learning tools that guide individuals who want to put their ideas for social change into action. Prior to founding SoJo, Kanika worked for the United Nations Development Programme, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian House of Commons and grassroots organizations in West Africa and India. In 2007, she founded Nukoko, a non-profit organization that sends more than 600 girls to school in West Africa every year. Kanika is actively engaged as a youth advisor with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Digital Media Network.

Anne-Marie has received a WXN Hall of Fame Award for winning a spot as a Top 100 most powerful woman three times. She was named Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Advisory practice in 2009. She joined the firm in 1985, obtained her CA in 1987, and became a partner in 1998. Prior to leading our Advisory practice, she led their Technology and Security Risk Services group. In 2004, she was named a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (OCAQ).

Anne-Marie is a board member of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec and Public Policy Forum, and she also serves on the public affairs committees of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the OCAQ. Anne-Marie has led her firm’s gender equity initiatives in Canada, and received Ernst & Young’s Rosemarie Meschi Award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of women in business.

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