Nominated for the award: Community Activism
Company: Rodan + Fields
Position: Consultant & Global Business Developer
Biography: Kimberley Ross is a consummate changemaker who is always looking for opportunities to serve, volunteer, and raise money for the all of the charities she supports! Though she’s had incredible opportunities, since she was a child, to perform around Toronto for the likes of Quincy Jones and Speech from Arrested Development, she’s always gravitated toward helping people in some way. She now strives to help people feel seen, heard, and valued through her work, volunteering, and donations. Kimberley has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector since she was a teenager for organizations such as HOPE Worldwide and March of Dimes, but once she realized what would fulfill her, she dove in full-force! She actively pursued opportunities with renewed vigor with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, The Magna Hoedown, Style For A Cause, Belinda’s Place, the Margaret Bahen Hospice, Southlake Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Breast Cancer Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society, Fill A Purse For A Sister, We Can Change The World Day, OSS Supporting Youth Mental Health, Character Community Awards, Portraits of Giving, The East Gwillimbury Women’s Show, Habitat For Humanity, and several others. She was even awarded an Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award from the Government of Canada, was The Hero of the Month in Snapd Newmarket in May 2016, and was featured in Snapd Aurora. Along with all of this, she is one of the Core Founders of the Positive People Army! Kim says, “Making a real difference, and helping so many people to feel and even realize for themselves that they truly matter, is a blessing!” Through being a busy Consultant and Global Business Developer in partnership with Rodan + Fields, the #1 Skincare Brand in North America, Kimberley has much more time for her family, more time for volunteer work, and it allows her to help empower men and women, help build their confidence, and help them attain their dreams and goals! She has helped build schools in both India and Haiti, and soon, she will be building schools for girls overseas, helping to end child marriage, and helping communities thrive!