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Janet Longmore

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)

An honours graduate in Business from Queen’s University and frequent lecturer at the Telfer School of Management, Janet is an international role model for women in social enterprise. Through her role as the founder and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust, she has a proven track record of developing effective private sector partnerships, both internationally and locally, that are having significant impact on youth and women, their social inclusion and their contribution to economic growth. A champion for the potential of youth and women, and the enabling power of technology, she has developed new business models for collaboration to achieve equitable economic and social development. The learning programs that her organization delivers have introduced entrepreneurship and digital skills, and positive attitudes, that have unlocked the innovation spirit in hundreds of thousands of youth and women who are defining the future of their emerging economies. An active contributor to the agenda of the World Economic Forum and the Internet for All Steering Committee, her leadership and accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations including the Schwab Foundation, Ashoka and the Women’s Executive Network of Canada.