Set to celebrate

Junior Achievement hosts 31st Annual London and District Business Hall of Fame Gala honouring laureates Karen Fryday-Field and Joel McLean

THE 31st ANNUAL London and District Hall of Fame Gala will take place tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This year’s gala celebrates the achievements of two exceptional role models: Karen Fryday-Field, managing partner of Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group, and Joel McLean, founder of Info-Tech Research Group.

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Each year, in recognition of outstanding contributions and ethics in business, Hall of Fame laureates are nominated and selected by respected members of the London-area business community. The signature event showcases the lives of the inductees, showcasing their achievements and how they have developed and nurtured their legacies.

Karen Fryday-Field is a London-born entrepreneur and highly experienced facilitator and consultant who received her MBA from the Ivey Business School. She has spoken and provided leadership development, strategic thinking and governance consultation in Canada, the U.S and internationally.

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“I really look forward to the upcoming celebration hosted by Junior Achievement,” says Fryday-Field. “Their work of encouraging young leaders to build business, embrace entrepreneurship and engage in giving back is core to the fabric of building a healthy community. I feel very honoured to be inducted into the London and District Business Hall of Fame. This award inspires me to engage and encourage our younger leaders to take the lead on advancing excellent governance that presses organizations to achieve their purpose with ethics, justice, inclusion, and prudence.”

Joel McLean founded Info-Tech Research Group to help CIOs and large organizations successfully manage complex technology projects, run successful IT departments and lead digital transformations for their organizations. As a recognized leader in the research industry, Joel is frequently invited to speak in public and private executive forums on IT issues and business entrepreneurship.

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“It is an honour to be named alongside the inspiring Business Hall of Fame inductees from throughout JA’s history,” says McLean. “Since starting Info-Tech in London 25 years ago, we have hired and supported various JA alumni. As business leaders, we have a responsibility to give back and foster the next generation. Together, with organizations such as JA, we can create future leaders who will positively impact our community. Thank you for this honour and for the opportunity to support such an important program.”

Tickets for the virtual gala are available for purchase now at Set to celebrate junior achievement Entrepreneurship

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