Janelle Hinds

Janelle Hinds is an award-winning entrepreneur, public speaker, facilitator and strategic consultant for Diversity Equity and Inclusion.  Janelle is the founder of Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that aims to help young people build their skills and careers through volunteer, entrepreneurship, and early career development. Janelle sits on the Board of Directors for Futurpreneur as well as the McMaster Alumni Association Board. She is a mentor and advisor to FLIK (Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge) - a community hub for female founders/leaders and apprentices. Janelle’s professional career includes various roles at MaRS Discovery District and CAMH where she was a research analyst-project manager and a founding member of the Slaight Center for Youth Transition.  In 2020, Janelle was chosen as the only Canadian on Forbes Top 30 Under 30 list for her achievements in the Education sector.