Rhiannon Rosalind is the President, CEO and Owner of The Economic Club of Canada, and Founder of The Jr. Economic Club of Canada. Rhiannon is redefining what it means to be a corporate leader in this country. She is passionate about highlighting the most important issues our nation is grappling with – from truth and reconciliation to racism and exclusion on Bay Street, Rhiannon is challenging corporate Canada to see its role in creating a more prosperous and equal future for everyone. Rhiannon has hosted countless thought leaders and changemakers at the Economic Club of Canada through the years including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Former First Lady Michelle Obama and human rights advocate, Amal Clooney. A go-to for Bay Street, tech, healthcare, domestic and international political leaders, The Economic Club is a public policy platform for the 21st-century, where the leaders of today and tomorrow connect.
After graduating from Ryerson University, Rhiannon joined The Economic Club of Canada in 2008 and became owner, President and CEO in 2011 at just 27 years old. Rhiannon has been acknowledged as one of the most accomplished influencers in Canada. She has been named one of Canada’s Change Agents by Canadian Business Magazine and one of Canada’s TOP 100 Most Powerful Women in Business three times and became the youngest ever WXN “Hall of Fame” award winner in the fall of 2018. She has also served as a producer and host for a national television series, Sides (Airing on Much Music), a show that engaged and empowered youth.
Rhiannon has been a tireless advocate for youth, developing seven national programs under the Jr. Economic Club banner that have impacted over 50,000 young Canadian’s and provided over $150,000 in academic scholarships. Rhiannon may mingle and do business with the C-suite crowd, but she definitely shouldn’t be confused with the establishment. Inspired by her own lived experience with child poverty as the daughter of a single mother, Rhiannon has become a warrior for women and youth facing barriers.