Charlie Wall-Andrews (MBA, MA, BA, CCIP) is a Trudeau Scholar, creative industry executive and faculty member at the University of Toronto. In addition to having over a decade of management experience, she is an alumna of the prestigious Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, which specializes in social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural leadership. As Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation, she established many programs such as the Creative Entrepreneur Incubator and Equity X Production Development Program which prepares artists to turn their passion and talent into a sustainable career.
As a leader committed to continuous professional development, she is a Ph.D. in Management candidate at Ted Rogers School of Management specializing in Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and previously completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Ivey Business School, Master of Arts (MA) at York University, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Laurentian University. She is dedicated to advancing scientific research and critical theory in management studies. She conducts such research at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. She has also completed the Association of Fundraising Professional’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship in Philanthropy program, and she is a graduate of the Cultural Leadership program at the Banff Centre.
Commended for exceptional work, Charlie has been the recipient of many awards. Several of the awards include: ‘Top 30 Under 30’ from Corporate Knights, the ‘Top 40 Under Forty by the Northern Ontario Business Association, ‘the Vital People’ award from Toronto Foundation, and the ‘Alumni Leadership Award’ from her alma mater, and the Social Science Award from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, and was appointed an Arts’ Public Scholar from Ryerson University, among others awards. In 2019, she was appointed a Legacy Fellow by the prestigious Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship.
Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of WorkInCulture, and TELUS Community Investment Board, and is the inaugural Vice-Chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of Choral Canada, Laurentian University, Independent Living, and other non-profit organizations.
She is also an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, and former recipient of the Nirvan Bhavana fellowship for her contemporary artistic practice. She has received many grants from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for her artistic endeavours.