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About Lourdes Juan

Lourdes is a Calgary-based entrepreneur and Urban planner, with a Masters in Environmental Design, who has founded a diverse array of organizations including Hive Developments, Soma Spa, Knead Technologies, Leftovers and Fresh Routes.

An award winning entrepreneur, she has been recognized as Top 40 Under 40 in Avenue Magazine, received the Culbert Family Philanthropy Award from the United Way, one of CBC’s Top 10 Change-makers, awarded the L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth Award, is a Distinguished Graduate from the University of Calgary, and a UCalgary Alumni Arch Award recipient. Lourdes’ community advocacy is vast and also includes serving on numerous local and national boards related to urban planning and design, development appeals, affordable housing, impact investment and business leadership.

Lourdes is a mom to a one-year-old son who inspires her to continue to work towards building a brighter future for Calgary.

Knead Technologies

Founder and CEO of this technology start-up, she works with food rescue organizations across nationally and internationally to scale their impact through software.

Leftovers Foundation

Founded by Lourdes is 2012, it was her entry point into the world of food rescue through community mobilization. Currently, she serves as a board director and was past Executive Director.

Fresh Routes Inc.

Founder of this social enterprise, Lourdes currently advises Fresh Routes on key matters including strategy. She continues to speak as an advocate for dignified food access and food security in Canada.

Soma Spa

Founder of this spa brand in 2010, Lourdes oversees business development of the hotel spa, which makes self-care accessible.

Hive Developments

Founder of this flourishing planning firm, Lourdes remains in an oversight role as a Registered Professional Planner.