Olympic Champion Freestyle Skier
Jennifer Heil’s vibrant spirit is evident in everything she does, whether speaking in front of a large crowd, or skiing moguls down a mountain. The winner of multiple Olympic medals and Canada’s Bobbie Rosenfeld Female Athlete of the Year (2011), Jennifer inspires audiences to dream big and never give in to limitations.
Jennifer’s skiing legacy began in 2002, when she took part in her first Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. As the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic Team, she finished fourth and took the next year “off” to begin her studies at McGill University.
Following this, she burst back into to the World Cup circuit, delivering unprecedented competition success with five overall World Cup titles, 58 World Cup podiums, four gold and two silver World Championship performances, and took Olympic gold in 2006 and Olympic silver in 2010. She was also named CanWest Media Canadian Female Athlete of the Year in 2007.
Now retired from competition, Jennifer focuses on her charitable work. She is active in supporting Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl Campaign” (donating $25,000 during the 2010 Winter Olympics to the cause, and successfully raised $1,000,000 on her own for the charity). She also co-founded B2ten, a privately funded organization that supports Olympic athletes to attain their full potential.
Jennifer has recently joined Deloitte as part of their innovation and consulting teams, with a special interest in wellness.