Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce choose 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs and business executives and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
In these profiles, OBJ highlights some of this year’s recipients – their impressive accomplishments, what drives them and how they like to spend their downtime away from the business world.
Company: Strong national accounting firm primarily concentrating on the needs of Canada’s not-for-profit, public sector and entrepreneurial organizations.
Education: Bachelor of commerce honours, accounting/co-operative program, Magna Cum Laude, University of Ottawa (2003)
Charitable involvement: Charities that focus on kids
Biggest biz achievement: Becoming a partner at BDO Canada LLP in January 2017.
Biggest biz obstacle: Being a female in a male-oriented profession.
First job: Cashier at Loeb in Embrun
Advice I’d give the younger me: STOP STRESSING. It will all work out!
Favourite pastimes: Can’t choose just one: Working out, playing board games, camping.
I’m currently reading: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
Favourite movie: Star Wars series
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Redblacks
Favourite local summer event: Canada Day
Preferred social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest
Twitter handle: @AnnikBlanchard