Karen is a progressive and pragmatic leader with a 15+ year track record of leading and driving organizational performance, vision, and growth through high-caliber innovation and business transformation initiatives across industries. Her diversity of experience spans the Canadian banking sector, central banks, federal and municipal governments, associations, not-for-profits, and post-secondary education.

Karen’s strength lies in her capability to translate strategy into action and mobilize her peers, colleagues, and clients to work together and deliver the expected results. She has spearheaded business development efforts, allowing organizations across industries to expand their market footprint and achieve double-digit revenue growth while focusing on the people on whom the success is dependent.

With deep expertise in the areas of Strategic Culture and Change, Karen is a sought-after globally as an advisor, speaker, and facilitator in these areas. She has received several nominations and awards for her professional work accomplishments and her work to raise awareness and mobilize communities to recognize the ongoing inequities of women and girls in the social, political, economic, and cultural spheres. Karen is driven in this work, from her position and perspectives as a woman, daughter, mother, sister, and leader.

She has held a number of volunteer positions such as Chair and Co-Chair of the Children’s Treatment Centre, Bike-a-thon Plus initiative, Co-Chair of the Health Women, Healthy Communities initiative of the Ottawa Hospital, MBA mentor for Telfer School of Management, Algonquin Summit Program, founder of the Mount Slaven Bursary, among others.

Karen is a contributing author to a premier reference source “Change Management During Unprecedented Times” and continues to develop ongoing thought leadership pieces.

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