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Our Keynote Speakers

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Meghan Roach
CEO of Roots

Meghan Roach joined Roots in 2019 as Interim CFO before becoming CEO in 2020. Before joining Roots, she spent eight years with Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm with operations in North America and Europe. Prior to Searchlight, Meghan was a member of the private equity investment team at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, after beginning her career with KPMG. Meghan served on the Roots Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017 and rejoined in 2020. She also currently sits on the Board of M&M Food Market as well as the Board and Investment Committee of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Meghan holds an MBA with first class distinction from the University of Oxford, an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with first class distinction from Queen's University, and a CPA/CA designation.

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About the Series

Our Women of Influence Spotlight Series is designed to motivate and inspire the next generation of emerging leaders and provide a platform for them to meet their peers and role models who have had early success and high-profile careers. Keynote speakers share tactical advice on negotiation, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication and personal branding and a structured “Connecting Activity” enables our guests to make career-defining connections. 


You never know where your next connection might take you! Our WOI Connect membership offers event discounts and plenty of additional perks.

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