Rumeet Billan (BA 2006, MEd 2010, PhD 2014)
Rumeet Billan is an award-winning and internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, speaker, author and humanitarian. Her mission is to raise potential by designing experiences that build resilience.
She is the president and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on psychological capital and resilience. She has designed and facilitated programs, courses, and training sessions across industries and sectors. She led the groundbreaking national research study on The Tall Poppy Syndrome which reveals the impact of the silent systemic syndrome on women in the workplace and is the National Ambassador for Not Myself Today®, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association that aims to transform workplace cultures.
Dr. Billan has been twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail and The Financial Post. Her talk on The Future of Education at TEDx was highly lauded and later adapted into a workshop for Ontario students. She recently authored Who Do I Want To Become?, a book for anyone, of any age, who has been stumped by the question of what they’re going to be when they grow up.
Through her work, Dr. Billan provides a platform that encourages youth, women, communities and organizations to envision what could be possible. Since 2004, she has contributed to social impact initiatives that improve access to and the quality of education in North America, South America and Africa. In addition to building schools, supporting scholarships, breakfast programs, and soccer tournaments, her vision led to the creation and development of a teacher’s college in rural Kenya.
In 2014, Rumeet was the inaugural receipient of the Desmond Parker Outstanding Young Alumni Award at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her contributions to higher education include serving on the President’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto and the Academic Planning Committee, Teaching Excellence Awards Committee, and Research Excellence Awards Committee at UTM. Furthermore, she was selected to represent Canada at the 6th Annual UNESCO International Leadership Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum and was a facilitator for the European Regional Forum in Italy
Dr. Billan continues to support causes and lead initiatives that promote human welfare.
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