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Jas Kaur Hothi

Jas Kaur Hothi, Canadian Women's Foundation Board Member

Jas Kaur Hothi, CPA, CA fundamentally believes when we empower girls and women, we’re not only transforming their story. We’re slowly but surely knocking down barriers and opening doors to change the narrative for all women, full stop.

An EY Canada Partner and National Practice Leader, Jas guides Canadian businesses as they reimagine their strategies for the transformative age. She founded the firm’s Financial Services Enterprise Risk practice in Canada, and serves in critical C-suite roles at media and entertainment companies, crown corporations and non-profit organizations looking to reinvent themselves from the outside, in.

At its core, Jas’ work focuses on advising corporate boards, executives and business leaders on all aspects of their risk transformation strategy. But it’s how she does it that sets her apart. Jas fosters a sense of belonging, and cultivates a culture of inclusion, among her team of diverse practitioners from coast to coast. Above all: she encourages others to do the same, and leads by example. Jas is the Executive Sponsor for EY’s Professional Women’s Network nationally and in Toronto. Jas has proactively sought ways to use her voice as a catalyst for change. Some days, that meant leading EY Power Up sessions geared to help women achieve career growth. Other days, it’s serving as a mentor, both within the firm and the broader community. Jas is also a founding member of the United Way Next Gen cabinet at EY, which seeks to engage young talent’s support of at-risk communities.

As a Canadian Women’s Foundation Board Member, Jas is working to create true momentum, finding new – and better – ways of solving gender-based violence, inequality, and barriers for girls and women from all communities. She brings formal Institute of Corporate Directors training, vast professional experience, tremendous passion for the cause, and deep commitment to making progress in every possible way.

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