I am passionate aboutA miscellany of life experiences have led me to commit a significant portion
of my time to the
following life‐long objective: To empower my peers and younger generations
leadership skills and embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship to help improve
community one innovative initiative/project at a time.
Growing up in multiple countries of varying socio‐political climates
(Italy, South Africa,
Sri Lanka, and Canada) and attending global conferences such as One Young
World (OYW) and the Enactus World Cup have provided me with the opportunity
to learn from locals, from various regions in
the world, about issues impacting their local ecosystem and the initiatives
taken by young
leaders in pursuit of solving these issues. These set of experiences have
given me a truly unique
and optimistic perspective on actions and initiatives that can be taken to
solve local, national
and global issues.
I believe education, mentorship and collaborative environments are crucial
elements that are
needed to build world class leaders and initiatives/organizations that can
ActionsI have been fortunate to have many opportunities to create positive changes
in my community. First, as a mentor in Enactus’ (formerly SIFE – Students
In Free Enterprise) ‘I C Change’ program during my time at university, I
guided high school students in creating meaningful and sustainable
entrepreneurial projects which benefited their local community.
Second, I have been involved with Mindtrust, the premier leadership
development program in Canada's capital region for undergraduate & post
graduate students. Through Mindtrust, I have played a part in helping young
leaders learn and develop new skills and attain leadership experiences that
will help them on their leadership journey.
Third, I am on the executive committee of TiE’s Ottawa Chapter that
organizes one of Canada's premier entrepreneurship conferences, TiECon
Canada; The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) is the largest association of
entrepreneurs in the world. I am also on the executive committee of Ottawa's
Product Hunt Chapter; Product Hunt, a group founded in Silicon Valley,
provides meetups for entrepreneurs, investors and builders to showcase new
innovations and technology being developed. Through TiE & Product Hunt I hope
to provide young entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and guidance to
start their ventures in the hopes of being a catalyst of opportunity on their
route to economic empowerment.