Zahra Qureshi, CMA, CPA, & Founder of Social Venture Circuit
Program Co-Collaborator & Trainer
“I am excited to support the vision for women entrepreneurs to grow their social impact. B4SG’s programming is a great way to strategically prioritize sustainable business practices. This aligns very well with the mission for Social Venture Circuit so we are thrilled to collaborate for the delivery of the program and learning from Deb, other facilitators and participants.”
As the founder of Optinum Professional Corp, I support business leaders and changemakers achieve the financial sustainability and strategic clarity needed to create lasting, effective social change. Going beyond the traditional accounting firm as a coach and service provider, I help early-stage entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations by making financial concepts more accessible, less stressful and aligned to their overall operational strategies. This can help them use resources wisely, make long-term plans and access more funding.
In 2020, I founded Social Venture Circuit with the vision to build a community of social enterprises that could grow and learn together. I am also the community leader for Startup Social Enterprise at Startup Canada, bringing social enterprise resources to entrepreneurs across Canada. Our events have supported hundreds of social entrepreneurs to learn and connect.