Shari Hughson

Shari Hughson has led a unique and unconventional life. She has been an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, social innovator, and extreme adventurer. She started her first business at the age of 25 and won the CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year award before the age of 30. Shari has been a founding member in four more companies, two great learning opportunities (aka failures) and two ongoing scaling tech and data driven health businesses. Shari created a social innovation program in mental well-being that won a National Honour from the First Nations Health Authority of Canada. She is currently the Director of the Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.

Shari is a travel and adventure fanatic, and has pushed her limits in the extreme adventure of living off the land with only the bare survival essentials for 7 years. Sustainable healthy living for people and the planet are her passions.