Insights from Twitter: (Re)Introducing Speaker Kirstine Stewart
Now wrapping up her storied run as Twitter’s VP, North American Partnerships, speaker Kirstine Stewart is once again available for bookings! Stewart is one of Canada’s most prominent business figures, having also held positions as Twitter’s Managing Director, Head of Twitter Canada, and Executive Vice-President of CBC English Services.
In inspiring keynotes (and in her book, Our Turn, a bestseller), Stewart speaks on the quickly shifting definition of leadership—which involves more information sharing, collaboration, and communication—and how women, now more than ever, are uniquely primed for higher-up roles in business and beyond. And now, with a wealth of experience in the tech world, both in Canada and the United States, she demystifies the changes in business wrought by a growing digital culture. Her talks reveal the latest in branding strategy, disruptive innovation, and the complex interplay between traditional and digital media—does one have to suffer at the expense of the other? Or can they work in tandem, or even in concert? Additionally, her role at Twitter gives her a singular perspective on the changing faces of politics, activism, and security, all of which have been visibly and heavily affected by the advent of social media.
In her role as Managing Director and Head of Twitter Canada, Stewart built the company’s Canadian market from the ground up. And as their VP, North American Partnerships, she secured deals with TV, sports, and music partners the continent over. In her previous role with the CBC, she commissioned the greatest number of prime-time Canadian content hours in the network’s history, leading to boosted ratings and a renewed reputation as Canada’s leader in public broadcasting.
Her accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. Stewart was named by Canadian Women in Communications as “Woman of the Year” in 2010, has been named to the Women’s Executive Network’s “Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women,” has advised the World Economic Forum, and in 2006, was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2014, Maclean’s named her the 15th most important person in Canada. Last year, she graced Toronto Life’s 50 Most Influential Torontonians list, alongside a diverse cast of luminaries such as John Tory, Kathleen Wynne, Drake, and Jose Bautista. And this year, Canadian Business ranked her among the country's top 50 businesspeople.
For a speaker with a stake in both corners of the media world; for a paragon of ambition, innovation, and female success in male-dominated industries, book Kirstine Stewart as your next keynote speaker.