As a Director of Talent Acquisition at Shopify, Anna leads a team of more than 100 people, including recruiters, researchers, and coordinators across seven locations globally. Over the last seven years, Anna has contributed to Shopify's growth by designing high impact teams who serve Shopify’s global merchant base. Anna is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion are embedded into Shopify’s hiring practices. She’s recruited top talent from all over the world across a variety of disciplines, helped to position Shopify as a top employer, and has grown Shopify from 150 to over 3,000 employees around the world. Anna was a 2018 Ottawa 40 under 40 and is giving her first TEDx talk in February 2019.

Anna will be doing a fireside chat on breaking the glass ceiling: lessons learnt from climbing the corporate ladder in one of the fastest growing companies in the world, how she hit career milestones, successes, failures and everything in between.

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