Rachel Berdan, Director, Social Innovation
Transformation and relationships are at the heart of much of Rachel's work. Knowing that change starts from within, Rachel is dedicated to her own growth and reflection, with a particular focus on anti-racism, decolonization, power, and relational ways of being. As an intrepreneur throughout her career, Rachel sees opportunities in barriers to change and brings a human-centred approach to moving beyond them, from B Corp movement building by way of relationships to co-creating accelerators for women and non-binary social entrepreneurs as part of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN). Having navigated significant changes in leadership and hard pivots, Rachel has developed the capacity to not only bring clarity and stability during internal transformation, but also to spark innovation and collaboration in service of shifting systems.