National Post: From coast to coast, Canada is a country of diverse innovators, working across industries and sectors, doing things differently, taking risks and making a difference in their organizations and communities. Three years into its relaunch, this is the story Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 has uncovered and is sharing with the world. From corporate boardrooms to entrepreneurial startups, from energy to technology, young leaders are being creative and impactful.
When international executive search firm Caldwell Partners first introduced the awards program in 1995, the goal was to fill what it saw as a gap. “We set out to honour young people doing special things, because I think sometimes Canada doesn’t celebrate our successes enough and honour people who have taken risks and been dynamic and unique and created employment and opportunity for others and themselves,” says Elan Pratzer, partner, real estate and financial services, at Caldwell.