Former CDO of Equality Fund and “Pandemic Pauser”

Until very recently Bonnie Shepherd served as the Chief Development Officer of the Equality Fund and was tasked with leading the philanthropic arm to build one of the world’s largest feminist funding institutions and Canada’s leading global feminist organization. 

Six months into COVID, she made the difficult decision to resign from her role when the reality of living in a condo in Toronto with two young kids and a partner also trying to work from home full time.  With twenty years of experience in resource mobilization, prior to the Equality Fund, Bonnie served as the national VP of Development for UNICEF Canada. She is now fully embracing what she calls her ‘pandemic pause’.

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