Faten Alshazly

  • Founder and Chief Creative Office, WeUsThem, Canada
  • Grand Jury

Faten is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeUsThem, a full service ad agency with a client roster that includes Telus, Nestlé, the Eastern Caribbean Central Union, Government of Canada, Kaplan International, Cambridge University, Government of Jamaica, and the Sinai Health System to name a few. Faten is one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is also named Executive of the Year and most recently Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada, internationally. Faten has also been named 1 of 5 Women of Inspiration, a Woman of Influence, a Woman of Excellence and a Diva of Color most recently in 2020, once again internationally. Her leadership has brought home numerous nods from the Webbys, Daveys, MarCom, CHIA, W3’s, Hermes, and Advertising Age for WeUsThem, all firsts in the east coast of Canada. As part of her work in the community, Faten currently serves on the boards Efficiency One, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. Faten is also a former director of the Canadian Cancer Society and a Governor in Council at NSCAD University. Faten is passionate about sustainable energy solutions that can better our global footprint, while also taking care of the most vulnerable in our population. Faten has also spent numerous hours looking to chart careers for those in the creative fields to further the creative economy locally, nationally and internationally. Championing Women in the STEAM fields by speaking and mentoring young women from various post-secondary institutions, Faten has also been a vocal advocate for Women returning to the workforce. Providing work placements, mentorship and career advice, Faten supports women through their journeys from school to careers to entrepreneurship through numerous networks like the Women's Executive Network, Women in STEM, Women In Technology and the Womens Employment Outreach. Recently, Faten was invited by the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt to address the World Youth Forum attended by over 6000 delegates from over 40 nations, on topics concerning women and their roles in Leadership positions globally to speak alongside the UN.

Faten Alshazly