Dr. Georgette Zinaty
Dr. Georgette Zinaty is currently the Founder and CEO of Women Helping Empower Women and the Executive Vice-President at Corporate Class Inc and Practice Lead for their Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Zinaty holds a Bachelor degree in English and Political Science, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Master’s of Science from the Henley School of Business and a certificate on Leading Strategic Change within Organizations from Harvard University. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration—a joint program with the Rotman School of Business and the Henley School of Business. Dr. Zinaty’s research focuses on business leadership, diversity, inclusion and the future of leadership. Dr. Zinaty is also a Professor at Western University as well at the Rotman School of Business. Dr. Zinaty is a strong advocate for leadership and inclusion within organizations. She is a frequent contributor and thought leader to Forbes on issues of leadership, inclusion and business and has been a frequent global panelist, keynote and a public speaker, including a TEDx talk, and most recently at the World Diversity in Leadership Conference alongside Martin Luther King III, world leaders and Julia Gillard Former PM of Australia. She is the recipient the Canadian University Productivity Award as well as the Stepping Up Award in recognition of innovation in the workplace.
In 2018, she was named an “Immigrant Woman of Inspiration” by the publication Canadian Immigrant and has been recognized by the Premier of Ontario and Federal Members of Parliament in Canada for her volunteerism and work in the community. She serves on as a Senior Advisor to Nobellum a non-profit social and technology enterprise dedicated to carving out a space in the technology industry for Black founders in STEM. She is also on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Learning Alliance (ELLA at York University), Fund Director at the Creative Hub 1352 and is the Co-Chair the inaugural Canadian Chapter of ChIPs, a global organization that supports women in intellectual property and technology. As the Founder WHEW! Women Helping Empower Women, Dr. Zinaty published a book on the scarcity of women and diversity in leadership called Why Not YOU? where 100% of all the profits go to support WHEW!
She has been awarded the CILAR Aspiring Innovator of the Year Award. This inaugural annual award recognizes Black, Indigenous Peoples, and People of Colour who are aspiring
innovators from across Canada positively impacting their communities and demonstrating great innovations and most recently the Remarkable Citizen Award in Ontario as well as the
Heritage Hero Award in Mississauga. She is currently a nominee for the global Women’s Business Award and RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.