VICKI SAUNDERS

Serial Entrepreneur & Founder | SheEO

In 2015, serial entrepreneur Vicki Saunders, 53, launched SheEO, a Toronto-based non-profit aimed at funding women entrepreneurs.

Her plan: Recruit groups of 500 women who each donate $1,100 to a fund that makes zero-interest loans of $100,000 to 5 companies founded and run by women ($100 of each donation pays for running the program).

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.

But above all, she is a leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive change in the world.