Founder & Creative Director
Katie is a social entrepreneur, author, blogger and motivational speaker who has spoken across North America, including on the TED Talk international stage in Vancouver. She is the youngest weekly on-air radio panelist on Toronto’s NEWSTALK 1010 AM station. Katie is proud to be the founder of GIRL TALK Empowerment-an organization that provides life-changing experiences, a multi-platform support network, ethical merchandise, and leadership opportunities that give girls the tools they need to overcome personal challenges and make their mark on the world.
Katie was recognized as a student leader at a young age and has received national honours for her work. She is a former Top 20 Under 20 Finalist, a recipient of the TD Canada Trust $75,000 scholarship for Community Leadership, a recipient of the Governor General’s “Caring Canadian” Award and was also recognized by the YWCA as a “Young Woman of Distinction.” Katie has also excelled in the pageant world and is a former “Miss Italia” and “Miss Fiesta” in her local community and also placed Top 5 in the 2013 Miss World Canada pageant where she was also recognized as a “beauty with purpose” award recipient for her charitable work. She hopes to use her leadership background to empower an entire generation of youth to make their mark on the world.
Link to watch Katie Zeppieri’s TED Talk titled “Dear High School Me”: http://bit.ly/1RQEANP