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Leen Li

Leen Li

CEO, Wealthsimple Foundation

About Leen Li

Leen is the Chief Executive Officer at Wealthsimple Foundation, a charity focused on enabling a brighter future for everyone in Canada through access to post-secondary education. Leen has over 20 years of experience in the technology and financial services industry where she held a number of senior positions including the Chief Financial Officer at Wealthsimple and the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Influitive. She was voted one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives by the Globe and Mail in 2020.

An immigrant from China, Leen is actively involved in the community and lends her time and energy to a number of technology and education initiatives, while simultaneously acting as an advocate for women and people of colour.

Get to know Leen Li

What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
I'd love to see more women find their voice, reach their full potential and get to leadership positions in the male-dominated tech industry. I'd love to see women in tech take more risks, start their own companies and scale them to multi-billion valuation.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
You don't need to be perfect. What you need is to be a better version of yourself today than yesterday.