Founder and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), Janet is a passionate believer in the power and potential of young women and men as catalysts for global change. Over 20 years Janet has built DOT into a leader in the field of digital social innovation, working tirelessly to support youth as social entrepreneurs, community leaders and changemakers.
She has established an ecosystem of offices in Africa and the Middle East and partnerships with the private sector, governments and community organizations. Working with these diverse stakeholders, DOT’s network of 6,000 local young leaders has reached over 1 million members of disadvantaged communities.
The recognition of her international leadership includes Canadian Meritorious Service Cross; Canada’s representative to the Business Leaders Caucus (GPEDC); Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur; Ashoka Senior Fellow; co-founder Catalyst 2030 global movement of social change innovators; member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils.