At age 26, Jillian Rodak has already made her mark in the sustainability world. So much so that Corporate Knights magazine has named Jillian one of this year’s Canadian top 30 young professionals under 30.
Corporate Knights magazine, through a panel of judges, recognizes 30 young entrepreneurs and activists under the age of 30 that they foresee being the leaders of sustainable development.
Jillian, a Masters of Environment and Business (MEB) student, is more than deserving of this achievement. She has helped top brands use technology to improve their corporate social responsibility programs.
Jillian is passionate about sustainability and is gaining experience while putting her passion to work.
I believe I have the opportunity to lead the shift of Canada’s business sector toward sustainable development. -Jillian Rodak
In terms of being named in the top 30, Jillian is not taking this achievement lightly. Jillian will continue to use this as a motivation tool to achieve great things in her future.
I respect Corporate Knights as a leading sustainability magazine and am a subscriber myself. So to be recognized by them is both humbling and exciting. I see this achievement as an inspiration for me to live up to. If I’m labeled a top sustainability champion under 30, I want to feel in my heart that it is deserved by continuing to do what I do, and taking it to a higher level. -Jillian Rodak
Jillian’s aspirations will drive her to achieve great things. As for her future, Jillian aspires to starting her own business or to take the lead in shifting environmental practices in an already-existing corporation.
I do feel that the sustainability world is my oyster, and through my MEB studies and current professional role, I am working towards building leadership opportunities for myself in the field. The future is yet to be clear to me, but I’m excited to see where it goes! -Jillian Rodak