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As a student at Ryerson University, Rhiannon drew the attention of a founding board member of the Economic Club of Toronto, a prestigious hub for the who’s who of Toronto businessmen. She was invited to meet the Club’s president to talk about an entry level job. After six months on the job, Rhiannon worked up the courage to approach the club’s CEO about some ideas she'd been working on to modernize the organization. The re-brand from the Economic Club of Toronto to the Economic Club of Canada, with a national focus, had been one of Rhiannon’s key ideas. She advanced through the ranks of the organization, and when the CEO left the company to run for public office, Rhiannon, at the age of 28, took charge of the club. The Economic Club of Canada provides a platform for discussion and dialogue, often featuring world leaders and influencers such as Michelle Obama and Amal Clooney. The club’s audience includes some of the most senior and influential leaders in Canadian business, industry and government. Rhiannon has been named, twice, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business by the Women’s Executive Network.