Laura Silvester is a strategic thinker, operational problem-solver, and purpose-driven leader. Silvester's purpose is to elevate the world by solving big problems together with other lifelong learners. She works as Director, Ecosystem at Hootsuite building a thriving ecosystem of developers and enterprise apps. Silvester previously worked at lululemon athletica, McKinsey & Company, and HSBC Bank Canada. She is co-founder of Sauder: In Real Life, a life strategy program for business students, and lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and one-year-old daughter.