Barb Steele – Executive Director

Executive Director Barb Steele has a knack for bringing out the best in people. Given the talent and impact of Ashoka Canada’s network, Barb—a natural community-builder—has a lot to be excited about. Her next steps: building the Canadian organization and working across the network to realize Ashoka’s vision of “A world where solutions outrun problems and everyone is a Changemaker”.

“The Everyone a Changemaker vision has meaning for me because it builds on human potential. I find great hope in the idea that the people closest to the world’s most urgent problems are those with the highest potential to solve them.” 

Barb comes to Ashoka after a decade of purpose-based work, building from a prior corporate career in marketing. She’s an eternal optimist, motivated by growing good things and building dynamic teams. Get to know her, and you’ll find she is also a lover of coffee, a mother of three young adults, and an enthusiastic cyclist. You can contact Barb here.