Carol Anne Hilton receives 2020 Indigenous Business
Award of Distinction

Vancouver – Anne Giardini, O.C., O.B.C., Q.C., chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, is pleased to announce Carol Anne Hilton as the recipient of the 2020 Indigenous Business Award of Distinction.  

An online digital campaign will honour Carol Anne in conjunction with all the 2020 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) awardees and culminate in a short film celebrating her remarkable achievements. 

“Carol Anne is an exceptional leader whose strategic vision is helping to foster Indigenous entrepreneurship here in her home province, throughout Canada and beyond,” said Giardini. “We at BC Achievement, are honoured to highlight Carol Anne’s many successes and to celebrate the ways in which she inspires change through the #Indigenomics movement.”

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. Carol Anne is a dynamic national Indigenous business leader and senior adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. 

Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics – growing from a single word to an entire movement which focuses on the re-building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is the author of ‘Indigenomics: Taking A Seat at the Economic Table’ and is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University School of Business. 

Carol Anne served on the BC Emerging Economy Task Force, the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council, and was the only Indigenous person appointed to the Canadian Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne’s work has been recognized with the national Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. 

Carol Anne currently serves as a Director on the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, the BC Digital Supercluster and recently as a juror on the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge. 

The Award of Distinction honours a person who has made a significant impact in the Indigenous business community and in so doing serves as an inspiration to us all.  

The Indigenous Business Award program is presented by BC Achievement in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and is generously supported by: Program Sponsor – TD Bank Group; Category Sponsors – Enbridge, New Relationship Trust, Ovintiv Inc., Teck, Vancity, and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; Supporting Sponsors – ANTCO, BC Hydro, BC Transit, CN, FortisBC, and Shaw; and Media Sponsors – BIV, CFNR, and First Nations Drum. 

BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 to celebrate community service, the arts, humanities and enterprise.

For information on the IBA program and its award alumni, visit the Foundation’s website 

Cathryn Wilson 
Executive Director 
BC Achievement Foundation | 604.261.9777 

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