Janeen Speer


Chief People Officer, Benevity

As Chief People Officer at Benevity, Janeen champions, orchestrates and exemplifies Benevity’s purpose-driven culture for our rapidly growing, global team. This includes a strong focus on finding the best people for our hybrid workforce who connect deeply with our Moonshot, to infuse a culture of Goodness into the world, and creating an environment where they can thrive so we can continue to provide game-changing technology, solutions and services to our fast-growing client base. With more than 20 years of experience in human resources, Janeen brings expertise in leadership development, talent acquisition and talent management at mission-driven companies. As Vice President for Talent at Shopify, her team helped the company to scale from four thousand to seven thousand employees. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of People and Culture at WestJet, where she oversaw employee engagement activities across the company’s international, diverse workforce. She has also held senior leadership roles at both Lululemon and Starbucks. 

Janeen has achieved the Canadian Human Resources Professional designation, is a certified coach, seasoned facilitator, and fervent speaker on topics such as mental health in the workplace, talent practices, and the future of work. She currently serves on the national board of Junior Achievement where she has contributed for over 7 years and is currently HR Committee Chair.