Claudia Hepburn

Co-Founder/Executive Director, The Next 36

Topics: Business, Entrepreneurship
Interview Date: Nov-11-2013
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The Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Next 36, Claudia Hepburn is an entrepreneur and public policy specialist with a track record of leadership building innovative education programs. Before founding The Next 36, as the Fraser Institute’s Director of Education Policy and Managing Director of their Ontario office, she founded Children First: School Choice Trust, the only Canadian program ever to win a Templeton Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2013 Ms. Hepburn ranked as one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence for her outstanding achievements in the NGO sector. She is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and was named in the press as one of Canada's Ten Most Inspiring Women of 2006 and one of the 2008 Top 25 Canadian Women of the Year. Ms. Hepburn has co-authored many studies and edited a book on education policy. She is a director of Kids & Company, a national childcare company that won an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012, of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and The Fraser Institute. Ms. Hepburn has a BA from Amherst College, and an MA and B.Ed from the University of Toronto. []

Claudia Hepburn: Blog

May 02 2014

Claudia Hepburn

Claudia Hepburn interview on Extraordinary Women TV with Shannon Skinner Co-Founder/Executive Director, The Next 36, Claudia Hepburn sheds insight into what it takes for entrepreneurs to be the top of the league and how her organization helps make that happen