Shilbee Kim is a Work Stream Lead, Entrepreneurship Policy with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she leads research on entrepreneurship policy solutions that contribute to shared prosperity.
Her theory of change entails unlocking passions in people for values-driven leadership approaches and/or business models, which can help build economies that are more just, co-operative, and sustainable. Along with researching policy solutions at BII+E, she is a passion coach for intrapreneurs and social entrepreneurs at the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network and Innoweave.
For close to 10 years, she has worked with hundreds of passionate entrepreneurs and innovators through her work that lies at the intersection of economic development, social entrepreneurship, and racial justice at the Native Women’s Resource Centre, the Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park, and Cannabis Amnesty. As a member of the Yonge Street Mission’s Wealth Creation Think Tank, Shilbee has also advised on local economic workforce development models using entrepreneurship to improve the economic livelihoods for low-income high-capacity families.
She holds a B.A. in International Development at McGill University, and her continuing education comes from families and communities whom she has the privilege of learning from.