Eleanor Beaton is an award-winning journalist and podcast host, keynote speaker and women's leadership development mentor. She serves as Chair of the Visiting Women's Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management. In 2017, she won the prestigious Profiles in Diversity "Women Worth Watching" Award for her work promoting diversity and inclusion. Eleanor joins previous recipients of this award including General Motors' CEO Mary Barra, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, advocate/actress Geena Davis and many other women from diverse industries and backgrounds driving meaningful change in parity and gender equality.
Eleanor has been privileged to serve some of the country's most recognized women leaders, including Arlene Dickinson, star of CBC's hit show Dragon's Den and former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau. In 2017 she was a finalist for one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards, the National Business Book Award, for her collaboration with former Home Depot Canada CEO Annette Verschuren on Bet On Me: A Guide to Succeeding in Business and in Life. She is a 2017 finalist for a National Magazine Award for her column on women's leadership, The XX Factor.
Through her keynotes, live events and training programs, Eleanor helps ambitious professional women and business owners develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats at the tables where the big deals and big decisions are made.