Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning and internationally recognized leader, social entrepreneur, and educator who focuses her efforts on enabling opportunities in education. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto and is the President of Jobs in Education and Chief Learning Consultant at Viewpoint Leadership. Since 2004, Rumeet has contributed to social impact initiatives that improve access to and the quality of education. In addition to supporting scholarships, breakfast programs, and soccer tournaments, her vision led to the creation and development of a teacher’s college in rural Kenya. Rumeet’s talk on The Future of Education at TEDx in Halifax, Nova Scotia was highly lauded and was later adapted into a workshop for Ontario students, titled “Who do you want to be when you grow up?”.
At the age of 25, and again three years later, Rumeet was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and was featured in Forbes.com as a ‘Generation Entrepreneur’. She has given two TEDx talks, a convocation address at the University of Toronto and created the InspirED award. Rumeet’s mission is to contribute to the field of education in a meaningful and transformational way by integrating her business and research with her passion for creating positive change through education.