Ellent Austin

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

Ellen is the National Director of Diversity and Inclusion for BDC.  She has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University.  She is member of the Financial Services and Entrepreneurship Connections Advisory Committees of ACCES Employment; the employer’s council of Hire Immigrants Ottawa and is a volunteer with many other organizations.  She contributes as an advocate for the inclusion and employment of internationally trained professionals in today’s Canadian workforce.

She has more than 20 years experience in human resources in the financial sector, both nationally and internationally.  She continually strives to build partnerships within the community and newcomer agencies in order to employ internationally trained professionals and inspire other organizations to foster these hiring practices.

Her areas of expertise and passion are in global graduate recruitment and organizational development.

  • Company:Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Short Bio:National Director, Diversity and Inclusion
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