Biography


Jasmine Pickel is a self-made, serial entrepreneur. She launched her last company, a Toronto-based social media marketing agency, while completing her MBA at the University of Toronto. In 2017, Jasmine sold her agency in a successful acquisition deal with a PR firm from New York, which consistently ranks on Observer’s list of 50 Most Powerful PR Firms in America.

 

After selling her business, Jasmine launched her latest venture, Pod Nation, a Canadian podcasting company. Its inaugural show, Rights and Freedoms, (which Jasmine hosts) is inspired by her experience running a business and her passion for politics.

Jasmine has received professional training in public speaking which she has put to use on countless occasions spanning the past decade of her career — from working in politics to running her own company as CEO.

 

Jasmine completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa with a double major in Social Sciences, and her MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


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What People
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“Jasmine Pickel was a guest speaker twice for our Social Media for Small Business workshop. She has a wealth of knowledge on the topic and provided in-depth explanations as well as suggested resources to help audience members understand. It felt less like a presentation and more like a conversation. Thank you for helping Rise entrepreneurs!”

“Jasmine successfully delivered the keynote address two years in a row for our notable Small Business Week celebrations – first hosted at Mattamy Athletic Centre, then at an RBC Event Space located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District. Jasmine was amazing. She was very effective and the guests really enjoyed her presentation.”

Speech Topics


Innovative Marketing in the Age of Disruption

 

The shift from traditional to digital and social interactive media has had major implications for the way businesses connect with their target audiences. Jasmine leverages the skills and experiences gained as a successful marketer and serial entrepreneur in the new media and tech spaces to offer ground-breaking insights into this new paradigm, and a roadmap for modern businesses to succeed.

Women and the Workplace: Setting the Stage for Success

 

Women are an invaluable part of the modern workforce – but all too often, their advancement is curtailed by otherwise well-meaning colleagues and even corporate policies. Jasmine draws on her strong track record of leading notoriously majority-female teams in this talk designed to identify hidden barriers to women’s success in the workplace, helping companies to shatter glass ceilings and leverage women’s immense contributions to the fullest.

Managing Millennials as a Competitive Advantage

 

Well-educated, high-achieving, and confident are a few characteristics of millennials, who also tend to be digitally-savvy team-players. Yet, modern organizations struggle to attract, retain, and cultivate millennial talent due to a lack of knowledge and strategy. Failure to do so is a competitive liability. This talk is equally insightful and instructive, designed for organizations seeking to embrace millennial talent as a competitive advantage.

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