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Dr. Georgette Zinaty


Chief of Staff, Myant Corporation

Founder and CEO of WHEW! Women Helping Empower Women

Promoting WHEW! through:

Dr. Georgette Zinaty is the Founder and CEO of Women Helping Empower Women (WHEW!) and is currently the Chief of Staff at Myant Corporation, an innovative technology company and leader in Textile Computing  . Previously she held the position of Executive Vice-President at Corporate Class Inc. and Practice Lead for their Center for Diversity and Inclusion.


Dr. Zinaty holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Master of Science from the Henley School of Business, and a certificate on Leading Strategic Change within Organizations from Harvard University.


Dr. Zinaty also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration—a joint program with the Rotman School of Business and the Henley School of Business. Her research focuses on business leadership, diversity, inclusion and the future of leadership. She 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. She is the recipient the Canadian University Productivity Award as well as the Stepping Up Award in recognition of innovation in the workplace.


In 2018, Dr. Zinaty was named an “Immigrant Woman of Inspiration” by the publication Canadian Immigrant and she has been recognized by the Premier of Ontario and Federal Members of Parliament in Canada for her volunteerism and work in the community.


Dr. Zinaty 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 of the inaugural Canadian Chapter of ChIPs, a global organization that supports women working in intellectual property and technology. She also 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.


As the founder of WHEW!, Dr. Zinaty has published a second edition of her book on the scarcity of women and diversity in leadership called Why Not YOU? The Power of One. The Power of Us. All proceeds from book sales go to support WHEW!


In 2022, Dr. Zinaty was 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.

In 2023, Dr. Zinaty was recognized with the Remarkable Citizens Award celebrating individuals who have made significant contributions to Mississauga-Malton, making it a better place to work, live and raise a family. She was also honoured to receive the Community Heritage Award from Heritage Mississauga in recognition of her contributions and achievements as a member of the Mississauga community. Most recently, she received the Inspirational Leader Award from the Customer Service Professionals Network (CSPN) as an individual who inspires people to reach great heights of performance and success.


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