Caroline Riseboro 2019

Caroline Riseboro (Canada)

President & CEO, Plan International Canada 

Caroline is an award-winning humanitarian and social justice advocate. As President & CEO of Plan International Canada – Canada’s premier girls’ rights organization – she leads a dynamic team of professionals to deliver high-impact programming, in pursuit of a more equitable world for all.

Under her leadership, Plan International Canada has maintained an upward trajectory of year-over-year success, continually surpassed annual targets, been awarded a Most Admired Corporate Culture award, and become the go-to organization for bold and innovative advocacy and insights for girls’ rights.

With nearly two decades of experience at top-tier healthcare and international development organisations, Caroline has a proven track record of leading organizations to new heights by challenging the status quo. As the youngest person to ever lead a major Canadian charity, Caroline consistently strives to find new ways to drive important work forward for children and girls everywhere, while cultivating a thriving company culture.

She has received seven Stevie Awards for Women in Business, including Canadian Female Executive of the Year, and has been recognized as one of WXN’s Most Powerful Women in Canada for two years in a row. She also holds a number of board positions, including for the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and as President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals GTA chapter.

Caroline is widely regarded as an expert and published contributor in the charitable sector, regularly writing and speaking on the topic of gender equality and the power of youth. Her consistent desire to defy normal and tackle the root causes of inequality guide her vision to create a world where everyone can unleash their full potential.

Learn more about Caroline’s IFC 2019 workshop –

Culture Club 2.0: The connection between culture and our ability to thrive!