Vicki Saunders

Vicki, selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, is a serial entrepreneur, passionate mentor and advisor to the next generation of change makers.

Vicki is currently CEO of WhatsNext Lab, a global network of leading entrepreneurial talent focused on solving major challenges for business, education, NGOs and governmental institutions.

Vicki has co-founded and run four ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley including Zazengo (an online platform for consumer and employee engagement sold to Fortune500 companies focused on sustainability), KidsNRG/The NRG Group (which went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000) and Impactanation, a global consulting firm focused on engaging youth to tackle the grand challenges we are facing.

Most recently Vicki’s passion to create a strong ecosystem for social entrepreneurs in Canada has her advising MaRS (Canada’s leading innovation centre), the Office of Social Enterprise with the Ontario Government and Ryerson University with the aim to drive wealth creation and positive social change in Canada and beyond.

Vicki has spoken regularly at events around the world including; The World Economic Forum in Davos, Women of Influence Series in Canada, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs events and the Tallberg Forum.

Vicki enjoys drawing, reading and spending time with her exceptionally cool husband, Richard Ford.