Paulina Cameron is the CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs - a Canadian charity that educates, mentors and connects women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strong economies and thriving communities. Previously, Paulina was the Regional Director for Western Canada (BC, Alberta + Yukon) at Futurpreneur Canada, a national NPO providing early stage resources, mentorship, and financing to startup entrepreneurs aged 18-39. In this role she supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in launching their businesses and is a sought after mentor and speaker. A champion of gender equality, Paulina is the author of bestselling Canada 150 Women: conversations with champions, leaders and luminaries; and has gained international recognition for her work.
Believing in empowerment for the next generation, Paulina is also a Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Simon Fraser University, and has advised the federal government and the Prime Minister on Canada’s Youth Employment strategy. She has been recognized in the community for her significant contributions, including being awarded the Vancouver Board of Trade’s inaugural Wendy McDonald Award, The International Alliance for Women Top 100 Award in Washington DC, the KPMG National Leadership Award, and was a finalist for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards.
Paulina serves on the YWCA Canada Board Finance Committee, incoming Director on the Board of Directors for the Immigration Employment Council for BC, co-founding The Raise Collective, and activator with SheEO.
Prior to Futurpreneur, she gained her business expertise working at KPMG in audit and management consulting, obtaining the CPA, CA designation and co-founding and running Young Women in Business.
Paulina’s favourite time is spent with her husband and their two year old, frequenting the North Shore mountains and local food spots.
Paulina joined the Small Business Roundtable in 2018.