Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas - the Rainforest podcast

Lori Farley Hosts Stephanie Hackert on the LIBI Podcast

August 13, 2019

Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.  The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.

This episode is hosted by Lori Farley.  Lori’s business and voluntary commitments curate and facilitate: connections, relationships, and opportunities for social change through entrepreneurship, partnerships, and alliances between various sectors around the globe including Community development, Arts, Disability, Education, and Technology. Lori is involved in numerous ventures related to social innovation and socio-economic development including Intonovus Canada and Impact Calgary.

Lori is involved in supporting cross-sector social and economic development with a mission of sharing and mobilizing time, money, resources, energy, talents, and best practices that align to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), B Corp standards (B Corp) and IRIS metrics (IRIS), all designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of companies and investments.

INTONOVUS Canada is a not for profit designed to partner with those advancing social impact, social enterprise, and impact investing:

IMPACT CALGARY is a social business venture launching coworking, ‘impact first’ business development, and access to funding for social entrepreneurs and benefit businesses. These ventures include foci on social impact technologies (such as Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR), Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)), parentpreneurship (child and family-friendly professional work spaces), and crowdfunding.

As part of her passion for rural-urban economic corridor development, she is working to replicate economic diversity in Alberta through rural tech hubs.

She is also a partner in business that supports producers, processors, and manufacturers of Alberta agri-food s to access markets in China and Southeast Asia.

Stephanie Hackert is Growth Manager Western Canada at VanHack.  Stephanie has worked over 10+ years in the career management field, Human Resources and Business Development, ultimately gaining experience in Intercultural Management, Corporate Consulting and Coaching. She supports change management processes and takes pride in leading projects. She is a huge people-person, and value connections while building long-term relationships.

She has always been focused on putting her passions and skills to good use by supporting organizations and projects she really cares about; whether it’s volunteering in Bolivia, discovering people's dreams and empowering them to reach their goals or driving diversity and inclusion initiatives to create greater cultural awareness and inclusive workplaces.

Stephanie is always striving to bring 100% to the work she does while thriving in growing, and innovative organizations. She loves taking on new challenges and exploring the world. She has had the opportunity and privilege to have lived in 3 different continents and travel through more than 40 countries. In her spare time, you will find her outdoors, travelling or meeting new people.

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This Episode Sponsored By: Zinc Ventures

Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford

Episode Music: Tony Del Degan

Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 

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