Andrea Sesum – Founder and Former CEO, Ontario College of Business & Technology
Andrea Sesum is an expert in the business of education, and on a mission to create world class learning experiences that help women. She is a founder and former CEO of Ontario College of Business & Technology, Co-Founder of HER Digital Academy and founder of Women in Entrepreneurship, and
Andrea lives in Canada with her husband and two children, but grew up in former Yugoslavia during the civil war. Experiencing this unrest as a young person taught Andrea the fragility of society, and how education can be potentially life-altering in the face of adversity.
Over the course of her career, Andrea has combined her passion for higher education, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. Now recognized as a global leader in these areas, Andrea is a regular keynote speaker, and winner of City of Toronto’s Access, Equity & Human Rights Award (2015), CSPN’s Leader in Diversity & Inclusion (Year), and Nominee for RBC’s Canadian Woman of Influence (Year).
Andrea is also the Women in Tech Ambassador for Canada, World Leader Summit Honorary Ambassador for Canada, Education Committee, Global Women Leaders Committee Member, International Organization for Security & Intelligence (IOSI) Women’s Committee Member & Honorary Life Member of Women Economic Forum (WEF), and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) Appointed Disciplinary Member.
This year more than ever, the meaning of community and networking has never been more important. Even though we may be physically isolated we can still ensure that we stay connected. Surround yourself with inspirational, nurturing and strong tribe of women who will challenge you and help you push past your very own limits. Remember, the real growth begins only when you get uncomfortable.