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Vicki Saunders

Founder of SheEO, Serial Entrepreneur & Award-Winning Mentor

Vicki is Founder of SheEO; a two-decade long initiative to dramatically transform how we support, celebrate and finance female entrepreneurs building new models, new mindsets and new solutions for a better world. An entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, and advisor to the next generation of change makers, she is a leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The Radical Generosity Advantage
Imagine being surrounded by a global network of radically generous people. What would you do to take your business to the next level if you were one step removed from whomever and whatever you need? Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO will share the vision and the impact to date of radically rethinking what we need to get our innovation to the next level; #radicalgenerosity

Everything is broken, What a Great Time to Be Alive
We are living in unique times where 62 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion people. Every industry is being disrupted significantly and if yours hasn’t been yet, it’s coming soon. Our economic model is played out and needs a reboot. We need innovation, fresh thinking and new approaches to help us create a better world. In this highly energizing talk Vicki takes us on a journey through what’s broken in order to open up our individual and collective mindset to see the possibilities for innovating a whole new path forward.


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Navigating the Way Forward - A Dialogue
Most people are locked into a way of thinking that keeps giving us more of this same world, including keynote speeches. Rather than broadcast to the audience, Vicki rethinks the keynote to bring out a dialogue that is co-created, personalized and timely. Pick your favourite interviewer - a senior executive, a precocious thinker, one of your internal innovators - and unleash the questions. This dialogue style is the way forward and ends up being highly relevant, insightful and meaningful to the people in the room because they help to form the discussion.


Conscious Company Media | 30 World-Changing Women in Conscious Business
Empowering 1B Women | 100 Most Influential Leaders
World Economic Forum | Global Leader for Tomorrow

  • Vicki is a compelling speaker with an inspiring, important message for the world. In addition to delivering a more traditional keynote, she was incredibly comfortable engaging with the audience and answering impromptu questions during the Q&A session. Her poise, intelligence, and Canadian wit make her the perfect speaker for any occasion.

    - Managing Director of Talent Management, Training and Support, Colorado State University
  • Vicki Saunders was able, through the incredible story of her personal journey, to inspire, me and the women attending the McGill Women’s Alumnae Association Brunch, to encourage and support in every way, especially financially, other women to achieve their goal of starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs.

    - McGill Women's Alumni Association
  • Vicki Saunders is a captivating speaker. An experienced entrepreneur and passionate innovator, she inspires audiences to re-imagine the world by pushing the boundaries to create new sustainable models based on radical generosity and positive transformation.

    - City of Sydney

Summary Profile

Vicki has co-founded and run 4 ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley including Zazengo (an online platform for consumer and employee engagement for Fortune500 companies focused on sustainability), KidsNRG/The NRG Group (which went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000) and Impactanation, a global consulting firm focused on engaging youth to tackle the grand challenges we are facing.

Vicki was recently named one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 from “EBW – Empowering A Billion Women”, alongside Marissa Mayer, Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, and Michelle Obama. In 2001, Vicki was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. She has spoken regularly at events around the world including; The World Economic Forum in Davos, Women of Influence Series in Canada, TEDx Conference, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs events and the Tallberg Forum.