In this episode Stephen George talks to Caroline Riseboro is President & CEO of Plan International Canada, one of Canada’s largest charities working in over 70 countries to help children, especially girls. Caroline is well respected for being a champion of innovation and is credited with launching ground-breaking and award-winning campaigns that have engaged Canadians on some of the world’s toughest issues. In 2017 and 2018, Caroline was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the trailblazer category and is the recipient of 7 Stevie awards, including for Woman of the Year.
Caroline shares her experience and path from advertising to fundraising to CEO. She explores with Stephen, the challenges of culture and diversity and how they can impact on an organisation, how fundraising needs to be central and for everyone, putting donors first, how innovation can transform if you are prepared to have risk and failure, how talent can be nurtured and why challenging the way people see things can really make a difference.
Before joining Plan, Caroline held many senior roles in leading organisations including at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, and World Vision Canada. In addition to serving as President of the GTA chapter of AFP, Caroline serves on the Boards of the Humanitarian Coalition and the Canadian Partnership for Children and Women’s Health (CANWACH). Caroline holds a Bachelor (honours) degree from McGill University and has been pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University.
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