MEET OUR PRESIDENT,
RUMEET IS THE PRESIDENT OF JOBS IN EDUCATION, AN EMPLOYMENT JOB BOARD BRINGING TOGETHER EMPLOYERS AND JOB SEEKERS WITHIN THE K-12
As a social entrepreneur, Rumeet Billan is an award winning and internationally recognized leader who continues to focus her efforts on enabling opportunities in education. She is the President of Jobs in Education which connects employers and job seekers in the K-12 and higher education sectors, and a Partner at Viewpoint Leadership which focuses on the development of global and emotional competencies. For over ten years, she has contributed to social impact initiatives in North America, South America, and Africa that improve access to and the quality of education. In addition to supporting scholarships, breakfast programs, and soccer tournaments, her vision led to the creation and development of a teacher’s college, The Toor Centre for Teacher Education, in rural Kenya. In 2013, Rumeet gave a TEDx talk on the Future of Education titled, Who do you want to be when you grow up?
In addition to her business and advocacy interests, Rumeet completed a doctoral program in Leadership and Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. At the age of 25 and again three years later, Rumeet was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She was featured in Forbes.com as a ‘Generation Entrepreneur’ and currently writes for the Huffington Post. Ultimately, Rumeet’s mission is to contribute to the field of education in a meaningful and transformational way by integrating her business and research with her passion for creating positive change through education.