O.C., I.P.C, LLB, LLd (Hon)
President & CEO, Indspire
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk who has achieved many firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
As President of Inspire, Canada’s Indigenous-led award winning charity, Roberta has overseen an eightfold increase in the bursaries and scholarships awarded to Indigenous students. $115 million in financial support has gone to more than 37,500 students over the past five years.
Roberta has long promoted greater diversity on corporate boards. She served on the inaugural Gender Equality Advisory Council that advised Prime Minister Trudeau during Canada’s G7 Presidency, sat on a number of corporate boards, and is currently on the board of directors of Deloitte Canada.
She has received 27 honorary degrees, earned numerous awards and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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