Starrlee DeGrace - Lean in Canada

Starrlee DeGrace is a proud First Nations woman, member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island and one of the 2023 Top 50 Changemakers named by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Starrlee recently started a new role as Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Branch Banking, Indigenous Peoples at TD Bank. Prior to that Starrlee spent 18 years building a career in the technology sector with roles spanning from customer service and sales to talent acquisition and D&I. She enjoys giving back to her community and has a long and successful track record of connecting with Indigenous Talent across Canada.

Starrlee was born in Windsor, Ontario but soon moved to Keswick, Ontario, close to the Chippewas of Georgina Island Band. She made a courageous decision to move away from her family to Toronto in 2001 and with her desire to be heard, to make a difference and not be another statistic, she graduated from Seneca College in 2006 with a Diploma in Marketing Administration. She understands firsthand how challenging it can be to pursue a post-secondary education, especially as an Indigenous woman and navigate corporate environments; her goal is to ease the path for future generations and to create diverse and inclusive environments for everyone.

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