Brittany Forsyth

Brittany Forsyth

Chief Talent Officer, Shopify

Brittany Forsyth is the Chief Talent Officer at Shopify – one of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies and the leading global commerce platform. She has been with the company since 2010 and began her Shopify career as an office manager. Through sheer hard work, drive, and her appetite to learn, has built out the Talent function, enabling Shopify to grow from 20 employees in Canada to over 4,000 employees globally. She also partnered to take Shopify public in 2015 and managed the acquisition and integration of eight companies over the past 9 years.

Brittany spearheaded the growth of her teams and has developed the Culture, Internal Operations, Talent Operations, Business Partner, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Development teams who form the unique, yet impactful Talent team at Shopify. In recent years, she has led the charge on various talent programs that directly impacted the company’s culture, community involvement, and growth.

Brittany obtained a Business and Human Resources degree at Carleton University. In her spare time, she is an avid painter, regularly participating in arts and crafts classes. Her focus on culture also transpires into her personal life and is evident through her love of travel and exploring new countries.

My Sessions

What does Culture actually mean and how do you go about designing a culture that enables your company towards speed and success? I’d love to share the intentional way we demystified the term culture and took it from fluff to true impact. In 2019 Shopify was declared the fastest growing SaaS company, ever. A large […]

The Human-Centered Workplace: Establishing a Culture of Authenticity, Collaboration, and Respect
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