FOUNDER

After decades of trying to reconcile her dedication to active citizenship, her desire to make a positive social impact, and her innate entrepreneurial instinct,  founder and creator Katharine Cornfield discovered social business.  Finally, a way to do all three!  Had ambiSHEous existed when she was a kid, it probably would not have taken so long.

Drawing on more than two decades of senior-level experience – from political aide and public service manager to non-profit founder and small business owner – Katharine is a forward thinking change-maker and entrepreneur who is never shy about starting something new.  In addition to fostering girl power, she believes in building better cities, creating social change through business, and shaping a more equitable, inclusive world.

She's fine with you calling her ambitious.

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I have always been a change-maker and an entrepreneur, even before I knew there were such things. From politics and policy-making to small-business and social change, my path has never been a straight one. ambiSHEous is my way of sharing all the things I’ve learned along the way.
— Katharine Cornfield, Founder of ambiSHEous™

ADVISORy board

Anu Bidani, Founder & CEO STEMMINDs Corp .

Anu Bidani, Founder & CEO STEMMINDs Corp.

Julia Duffy, Director of Talent Strategy & Workforce Planning, Pythian

Julia Duffy, Director of Talent Strategy & Workforce Planning, Pythian

Darcy Boucher Founder & President Bowda PR, Communications & Consulting

Darcy Boucher Founder & President Bowda PR, Communications & Consulting

Albert Wong Director, JA Ottawa, ONFE

Albert Wong Director, JA Ottawa, ONFE

Tia Loftsgard Executive Director Canada Organic Trade Association

Tia Loftsgard Executive Director Canada Organic Trade Association

Mara O'Brien James Vice-President of People, Culture & Brand, Care Canada

Mara O'Brien James Vice-President of People, Culture & Brand, Care Canada

Yacouba Traore, Executive Director, Rideau Rockcliffe CRC

Yacouba Traore, Executive Director, Rideau Rockcliffe CRC

Susan Richards Co-Founder & Managing Partner, numbercrunch.ca

Susan Richards Co-Founder & Managing Partner, numbercrunch.ca

Wendy Mitchell Director, CSR, Conference Board of Canada

Wendy Mitchell Director, CSR, Conference Board of Canada