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Dr. Georgette Zinaty is currently the Chief of Staff at Myant Corporation, an innovative company focused on advancing the frontiers of science, technology and innovation to seek answers to the biggest fundamental questions. Myant aims to be a catalyst for advancing scientific research, strengthening the relationship between science and society, and honouring innovation and achievement.
Formerly the Executive Vice-President at Corporate Class Inc and Practice Lead for their Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Zinaty holds a Bachelor degree in English and Political Science, a Master of Business Administration, a Master’s of Science and a certificate on Leading Strategic Change within Organizations from Harvard University.
She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration—a joint program with the Rotman School of Business and the Henley School of Business. Dr. Zinaty’s research focuses on business leadership, diversity, inclusion and the future of leadership. Dr. Zinaty is also a Professor at Western University as well at the Rotman School of Business.
Dr. Zinaty is a strong advocate for leadership and inclusion within organizations. She is a frequent contributor and thought leader to Forbes on issues of leadership, inclusion and business and has been a frequent global panelist, keynote and a public speaker, including two TEDx talks, and most recently at the World Diversity in Leadership Conference alongside Martin Luther King III, world leaders and Julia Gillard Former PM of Australia. S
In 2018, she was named an “Immigrant Woman of Inspiration '' by the publication Canadian Immigrant and has been recognized by the Premier of Ontario and Federal Members of Parliament in Canada for her volunteerism and work in the community. She serves as a Senior Advisor to Nobellum, a non-profit social and technology enterprise dedicated to carving out a space in the technology industry for Black founders in STEM.
She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Learning Alliance (ELLA at York University), Fund Director at the Creative Hub 1352 and was the Co-Chair the inaugural Canadian Chapter of ChIPs, a global organization that supports women in intellectual property and technology. As the Founder WHEW! Women Helping Empower Women, Dr. Zinaty published a book on the scarcity of women and diversity in leadership called Why Not YOU? where 100% of all the profits go to support WHEW!
She has been awarded the CILAR Aspiring Innovator of the Year Award. This inaugural annual award recognizes Black, Indigenous Peoples, and People of Colour who are aspiring innovators from across Canada positively impacting their communities and demonstrating great innovations and the Remarkable Citizen Award in Ontario as well as the Heritage Hero Award in Mississauga. She is the recipient of the Canadian University Productivity Award as well as the Stepping Up Award in recognition of innovation in the workplace. Most recently, she has been awarded the Inspirational Leader Award by CSPN.