Jennifer Flanagan is the co-founder and President and CEO of Actua, a national charitable organization that engages Canadian youth in inspiring and innovative science and technology experiences. Through camps, classroom workshops, clubs, and community outreach, Actua’s programs reach a quarter of a million youth annually. Over the past decade, Jennifer has led the development of Actua’s national barrier-breaking programs, which engage Aboriginal youth, girls and young women, youth living in rural and remote communities and other at-risk youth. Jennifer has served on the boards of several local, national and international groups that are committed to furthering educational opportunities for youth and for women. She currently sits on the Boards of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the Carold Institute. Jennifer is the recipient of several awards including a Y Women of Distinction Award (Education and Training), Ottawa’s Top Forty Under 40 and Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Management from McGill University in Montreal.