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CAROLINE RISEBORO

President & CEO of Plan International Canada

Caroline Riseboro is an award-winning humanitarian and social justice advocate, recognized as one of Canada’s most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector. As President & CEO of Plan International Canada – the country’s premier girls’ rights organization – she leads a dynamic team of professionals, delivering over $250 million annually in high-impact programming. With two decades of experience leading top-tier nonprofits, Caroline has a proven track-record of taking organizations to new heights, while improving the lives of millions of people both in Canada and around the world. Under her leadership, Plan International Canada has consistently reached record highs, been recognized with multiple awards for culture and performance, achieved ground-breaking fundraising results, significantly increased its reach in Canada and globally, and become the go-to organization for bold and innovative advocacy for girls’ and children’s rights.

As the youngest person to ever lead a major Canadian charity, Caroline consistently strives to find new ways to deliver critical social change, while cultivating a thriving company culture. She has received seven Stevie Awards for Women in Business, including Canadian Female Executive of the Year, has been recognized as one of WXN’s Most Powerful Women in Canada for two years in a row and is a TEDx speaker. Caroline holds several board positions, including as Board Chair the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and has served in governance roles for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CAN-WaCH), the Canadian Marketing Association and the Humanitarian Coalition. She is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Business School’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, and is currently pursuing a Master of Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University.

Caroline’s influence in the sector extends through her voluntary leadership roles. She sits on the Board of the Humanitarian Coalition and CAN-WaCH, is the President-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals GTA chapter, and has sat on numerous task forces including with Imagine Canada and the Canadian Marketing Association’s Not-For-Profit Council. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from McGill University and is pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University.