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 two Olympic medals, Jennifer inspires audiences when it comes to purpose, problem solving, success, and health.
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 her schooling, Jennifer 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 two Olympic medals (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 is active in supporting Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl Campaign” (she donated $25,000 during the 2010 Winter Olympics, 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.
Heavily honoured, Jennifer received the Meritorious Service Decorations award, bestowed by the Governor General of Canada to Canadians performing exceptional deeds that bring honour to Canada in 2016. She received the Bobbie Rosenfeld Female Athlete of the Year award in 2011, became an honoured member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, and of the Pantheon des Sports du Quebec in 2015.
Most recently, Jennifer was working with Deloitte as part of their innovation and consulting teams, along with cultivating a special interest in wellness.