Justine Fedak is a self-declared Corporate Hippie and recognized motivational speaker, using her inspiring life story of resilience, her disability (MS), and her well-lived c-suite career experience to bring much needed positivity to individuals and teams.
She is the founder of Corporate Hippies LLC which provides senior level marketing/communications and DEI leadership to many companies. She also is the consulting Chief Brand Strategist, Pollara Strategic Insights. Justine was also CMO and Head of North American Marketing & Strategy for BMO Financial group for over a decade, responsible for marketing/communications for BMO across brand & digital advertising, social & digital strategy, sponsorships and M&A client experience and integration. Her passion led her to co-found Instant Impact, a socially conscious DEI consulting & speaking firm.
Justine is a passionate member of her community and industry: incoming Chair 2023 of the Board of Directors, The Magnificent Mile Association, and founding board member of the Chicago Police Foundation. She is SSA commissioner SSA #16, City of Chicago (Greektown), Chair of Chicago-Toronto Sisters Cities, World Business Chicago, as well as past member of many other prominent boards in Canada and the US. She is also a passionate advocate of the most unique social club in the world, and Membership Ambassador, Corporate Partnerships, and marketing advisor, BIÂN Chicago
She is the National Multiple Sclerosis 2013 “Woman on the Move”; Dalhousie University Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2015, Out on Bay Street inaugural LGBTQIA Ally of the year, Canada, Chicago Business Journal’s 2015 Women of influence; Chicago Sky’s 2016 “Redefine Possible” Women’s Leadership Award recipient; and the 2017 Cohn Weil Memorial MS Honoree. She was recently featured in CS magazine as Chicago Favorite inspiring women of the decade was the Eversight “Woman of Vision” 2021. She is this year’s honoree for the MS Dinner of Champion’s Dinner, September 2022.
Learn more: www.justinefedak.com
Session: Emotional Hygiene: Bring your authentic self to work - surviving and thriving
What does it take to create a culture of openness for your office? How can you really bring your “real” self to work and life? Join Justine for a unique perspective on how your vulnerability can become a work superpower!
My advice for Summit attendees
Be in love with your life every single minute!