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About Lourdes Juan

Lourdes is an entrepreneur and Urban Planner, and TedX speaker, with a Masters in Environmental Design, who has founded a diverse array of organizations including Hive Developments, Knead Technologies, Leftovers Foundation, Fresh Routes, and Soma Spa.

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, awarded the L’Oreal Paris’ Women of Worth Award, is a Distinguished Graduate and a UCalgary Arch Award recipient, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal. Her community advocacy is vast and includes serving on numerous local and national boards related to urban planning and design, food security, affordable housing, and impact investment

Lourdes is a mom to a toddler 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.