Clare Beckton BA LLB MPA is the author of Own-it Your Success, Your Future Your Life, The Media and the Law in Canada, many articles on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, former professor of law, senior Executive in the Canadian government and founder of the Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership. She is co- author of A Force to Reckon With, Women Entrepreneurs and Risk and Everywhere, Everyday Innovating, Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation. She is a sought-after speaker, mentor, coach, and facilitator. Clare led the development of and facilitates in the Advancing Women in leadership program at Carleton. She is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and Littauer fellowship, studying at Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2004-2005. She has been recognized twice by WXN as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women along with other recognition from CWCT, Women of Influence, WPN and others for her leadership.
Clare serves on a number of boards including the Harvard women’s Leadership Board, chair of the governance committee at Beechwood National Cemetery, and is a member of UNICEF’s 25th team. She is on the governance committee of the IWF board. She served on the Queensway Carleton hospital board as vice-chair and chair of the Board.