Entrepreneur | Gender Equity Advocate | Olympic Champion
Jennifer Heil’s pursuit of challenging the status quo saw her circling the globe for over a decade of competition and resulted in becoming the first freestyle skier to achieve the grand slam, winning all major titles in her sport. After winning the first Olympic medals for Canada in Turin (2006) and Vancouver (2010) and achieving the World Record for World Championship freestyle skiing gold medals, Heil turned her athlete’s focus to becoming a system builder and entrepreneur.
Jennifer is a founder and advisor to B2Ten, a resource initiative that develops Canadian athletes for Olympic success by building world class integrated support teams around them and helping them have greater agency in managing their careers.
Heil’s passion for enacting change led her to design and develop the B.C. Safe Sport Program to address sexual, physical and psychological abuse in sport, the most comprehensive child protection practices in Canadian sport at the time. Jennifer was awarded the AthletesCAN Bruce Kidd Leadership Award for this work.
Always inspired by what could be, Heil is turning the lens on maternal health by co-founding a maternal health tech start-up in Silicon Valley. This next journey is a culmination of her work building integrated support teams, infrastructure for safety, and her own health experiences. Jennifer has lived experience with postpartum depression and postpartum pelvic health challenges. Despite having access to a privileged medical network through sport, Jennifer struggled to find care. She is motivated to support women during their unique phase of health needs, starting with pregnancy and the postpartum, by matching women to need-based care.
The Canadian, Quebec and Alberta Sports Hall of Famer and Governor General M.S.C. recipient holds a Business Degree from McGill University (2013) and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University (2022). In her spare time, Heil delivers inspirational keynote presentations and is a CBC sports commentator for World Cup and Olympic freestyle skiing competitions. She is a supporter of the international Because I am a Girl campaign personally raising $1M for the organization. Jennifer is raising two boys to be the next generation of forward-thinking leaders with her partner, and still takes to the slopes whenever she can.
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