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Jessica W.Y. Lui      

CEO of GPP, Tech Entrepreneur, UN Youth Ambassador & Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Woman

Jessica best known for her work as the founder & CEO of Global Professionals Practicum (GPP), a tech startup recognized by President Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. She is also a UN Youth Ambassador and is a passionate humanitarian. Jessica was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She has also been recognized as Canada's Top 30 Under 30 and a Woman of Inspiration.

She is an advisor for companies including Google, Facebook, Deloitte; and has advised global governments on supporting youth entrepreneurship and diversity including Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and the White House.

Jessica has a passion for public speaking and is a TEDx and keynote speaker. She has previously spoken at conferences including the United Nations General Assembly (New York), the World Business Dialogue (Berlin), and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers (San Francisco). She has previously been featured in ABC News, SharkTank, the Huffington Post, Financial Post, and Forbes.

Speech Topics


The Power of Diverse Leadership

Jessica believes that no matter who you are or where you come from, you have the power to be a leader. Today's leaders will look very different from the last generation of leaders - so how do we identify the best talent? Named one of the powerful women in Canada before the age of 30, Jessica will share the secrets to why diverse leadership supports corporate success and how to successfully attract and retain diverse leadership. She has consulted about this topic at numerous Fortune 500s and spoken at the United Nations, Stanford & Harvard about how they can adopt a more diverse approach to hiring leaders.

From Elevator Pitch to White House in 90 Days

A talk about Jessica's entrepreneurial experiences and how she created a multi-million dollar company recognized by President Obama - at the age of 21. She will share the adversities and obstacles he had to go through including being taken seriously as a young adult in business, highlight some of the lessons she has gotten from her advisors (including Mark Zuckerburg and Brian Chesky), and some of the things she has learned in building a personal brand that has allowed her to network with great people and speak on stages worldwide.

Who do you dream of becoming? Success starts with finding yourself

What empowers us to succeed in pursuing our dreams? In this poignant, funny talk, tech entrepreneur Jessica Lui asserts that the journey to success starts by finding the courage to pursue what matters most to you and shares insights from her personal journey. If you’re feeling lost, afraid, and uncertain – you aren't alone. This is the talk for you.

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