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WCM Alberta Presents: Mentor Lunch and Learn with Kelly Schmitt

Thursday, June 8th 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Calgary, AB

Join us for an intimate lunch conversation with Kelly Schmitt, Chief Executive Officer, Benevity Inc. Kelly will share insights into her career, lessons learned along the way, and advice to the next generation.

Lunch is provided in the ticket price. This event is open to our women members only.

This event is organized by the Alberta Steering Committee. To learn more about the Steering Committee click here.

Kelly Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

Kelly is the CEO of Benevity, a leading provider of global corporate purpose software, providing the only integrated suite of community investment and employee, customer, and nonprofit engagement solutions. Powering the goodness programs of many iconic brands such as Apple, Google and Nike, Benevity has processed over $12 billion in donations and 55 million hours of volunteering to 350,000 nonprofits worldwide.

Prior to taking on the CEO role in February 2021, Kelly was Benevity’s President and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s go to market activities and industry-leading risk, vetting and donation disbursement services. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in growth company finance and operations, and was recently named an AACSB Influential Leader for her impact in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging area. Benevity is very unique in the technology industry in that its executive team, as well as the company as a whole, are comprised of over 50% women.

Kelly is passionate about childhood learning and development, serving on the board of the Calgary Science Centre and supporting causes that empower women and children.

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