Rebecca Darwent

Rebecca Darwent is a social entrepreneur, bringing a fresh perspective, catalytic approach and an intuitive business savvy to solve long-standing issues. A proven builder of relationships and capital, she has led strategy, policy, fund development and partnerships mobilizing multimillion dollar investments in equity, health and education. In 2020, she co-founded the Foundation for Black Communities that exists to ensure every Black person in Canada can flourish. Prior to this, she was Director of Global Partnerships at Singularity University leading tech and education programming across five continents. Darwent also worked in the Ontario provincial government as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, responsible for the Anti-Racism Directorate. She is Vice President of Laidlaw Foundation, a Women Leaders for the World Fellow, a Canadian Millennium Laureate and graduated with Distinction with a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University.

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