Shari Austin

Shari Austin. VP of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation. RBC

Experts in CSR Series: For Bmeaningful, Shari Austin has the ideal job leading the Corporate Citizenship initiative at RBC. Many professionals dream of leading a corporate social responsibility program, especially for one of the most recognizable companies in Canada. We are thrilled to be able to share the career story of RBC’s …

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Megan Ellison. Special Events Coordinator. United Way Toronto

Young Professional Series. As we spring forward to warmer days (hopefully), we come closer to graduation season (aka job hunting season). As a recent graduate, Megan knows first hand the struggles of job search and the triumph of success- landing an awesome opportunity at one of the most recognizable non-profits, United …

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Caleigh Farrell. Projects Manager. Public Inc.

As a millennial, finding your first job out of university is hard. Finding the perfect job is even harder. After a series of unfulfilling internships and experiences, Caleigh took her mom’s advice to ‘follow her bliss’ and went back to school to add a Masters to her BA in Anthropology. …

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Phillip Haid. Co-Founder and CEO. Public Inc.

We’ve never walked away so inspired than after meeting Phillip. On a mission to redefine giving, Phillip and his team are disrupting what it means to do charity and business. Phillip is not only a visionary but a fun leader that encapsulates a play hard – work hard mentality. Phillip’s …

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Darrell Kopke. Founder and Skool Principal. institute B

What do you do after you’ve been a part of one of Canada’s greatest business success stories (the 6th employee at lululemon)? You deploy your business acumen to create social change. Or maybe you try and reinvent Capitalism. That’s the bold ambition of Darrell Kopke, Founder and Skool Principal at institute …

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Anne Connelly. Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Dignitas International

For those of us who dream of combining our love of travel and adventure with work will be inspired by Anne’s career story. Throughout her career, and most recently with Dignitas International, Anne has combined her passion with purpose, a value we promote strongly at Bmeaningful. We love her insider tips on a …

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Jonathan Hera. Fund Manager. Impact Investing at RBC

If you are one of those people who think that you have to follow a certain career path or think there’s only Wolves on Wall Street, then Jonathan’s story of pursuing a career in social finance is for you. Jonathan is at the leading edge of impact investing- a job …

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Maarten Jan Sluimers. Sustainability Manager. ING DIRECT Canada

Maarten’s story shows us how a leap of faith can change the course of your career. With a passion for the planet from a very young age, it’s no surprise that Maarten ended up in sustainability, what may surprise you is how he got there.  He is the quintessential intrapraneur, …

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Beth Locke. Fundraising Professional for Aga Khan University.

Beth Locke is a professional fundraiser who truly recognizes the power of relationships and the impact one can have on the world. Beth was bitten by the fundraising bug after University and has been in love with the profession ever since. From the Vancouver Art Gallery, United Way, College Success …

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Jodi Lastman. Career Counsellor. Helping Others Find Their Meaningful Job.

Jodi is the breath of fresh air that career counseling has been looking for. A self-proclaimed “Purple Sheep”, Jodi has separated from the herd to help others find their own path to meaningful work. Not satisfied with a career that didn’t speak to her values, she went back to school …

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Heather Mak. Sustainability Manager at Retail Council of Canada. CSR Job.

Heather is an up and coming sustainability professional with a range of experience from consumer goods to consulting. Heather shows us that passion is just one ingredient to success and that for a career in Corporate Social Responsibility you need to have a strong business acumen with a healthy dose of …

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Adil Dhalla. Director of Culture for Centre for Social Innovation. Social Enterprise.

Adil is not only one of the coolest guys we’ve interviewed, but also has a pretty cool job to match. Adil is the Director of Culture at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), a social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world. CSI …

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Sabrina Nicosia. National Marketing Director at GreedyGiver. Triple Bottom Line Business.

Sabrina is the National Marketing Director at GreedyGiver, Canada’s first daily deal site with a charitable twist (if a daily deal and a crowdfunding site had a child, it would be the GreedyGiver). Working for a new socially responsible company, Sabrina loves the challenge of using her marketing skills as …

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Assaf Weisz. Co-founder and Partner at Purpose Capital. Triple Bottom Line Business.

Assaf Weisz is a Co-founder and Partner at Purpose Capital, a social enterprise that makes impact investments. It’s not easy being different in the financial sector, where traditional views on investing, like the accumulation of wealth as a goal in of itself, are unassailable. At Purpose Capital, however, Assaf sees …

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Anisa Mirza. CEO and Co-Founder of Giveffect. Triple Bottom Line Business.

 Anisa Mirza shows us that you can make money and be meaningful at the same time. Co-founder of charity crowdfunding site, Giveffect, Anisa is a force to be reckoned with. She epitomizes the saying ‘age is just a number’, as Anisa is wise beyond her 26 years.  Her determination and …

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Courtney Clarkson. Founder of BotanyCo. Eyewear. Social Entrepreneur

Courtney Clarkson reminds us that the secret to job happiness is passion. It was her passion for the environment that propelled her to start BotanyCo. Eyewear, a sustainable eyewear company based in Caledon, Ontario. Courtney and her company transform everything from bamboo to old skateboards to make the eco-friendly artisan …

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Jackie Daitchman. Consultant at MacCormick. CSR Job.

Looking for a CSR job? Get inspired by reading about Jackie’s story carving out her own career path to meaningful work. Jackie never saw a tradeoff between doing good and making money. However, unlike other professions there’s no set path to a CSR job or career. What makes Jackie successful as a …

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Kristen Davidse. PhillyPLUS Resident at Philadelphia’s Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools. MBA with a Non-Profit Job.

Kristen shows us how the power of teaching can change lives. Her passion and dedication for helping others led her on a journey from the Ivy Leagues of Cornell to the gravel of Philly’s high schools and currently now as a PhillyPLUS Resident at PhillyPLUS (Philadelphia’s Pathways to Leadership in Urban …

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Robert Wakulat. Partner At Wakulat Dhirani LLP. Lawyer and Social Entrepreneur.

Throw your Bay Street lawyer stereotypes out the window and let us introduce you to Rob, a lawyer who’s making a career out of helping others change the world. Locating his Toronto based practice, Wakulat Dhirani, at the Centre for Social Innovation, Rob provides countless social innovators, non-profits and emerging enterprises with …

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Antonia Kalmacoff. Manager of Philanthropic Giving at Covenant House. MBA with a Non-Profit Job.

Antonia is a “career switcher”, transitioning from a professional in the entertainment industry to one in non-profit, via an MBA. Antonia’s current meaningful job is at Covenant House Toronto, an organization that provides shelter and programs for homeless youth. Working on the leading edge of philanthropy, she manages a large …

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