Carol Anne Hilton

CEO & Founder

The Indigenomics Institute & The Global Centre for Indigenomics

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA, ICD.D  is the CEO and founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. Carol Anne is a dynamic Indigenous national and international business leader, author, speaker, director 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 is an award winning, best selling author of ‘Indigenomics- Taking A Seat at the Economic Table’ and is currently authoring a second book.

Carol Anne currently serves as a Director on the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, MITACS Research, Earth Charter International, the global Value Commission, Innovate BC, and the Telus Indigenous Advisory Council as well as the Bank of Montreal Indigenous Advisory. Carol Anne previously served as a senior advisor on the Canadian Economic Growth Council, the BC Emerging Economy Taskforce, the BC Digital Supercluster and the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council.

Carol Anne’s work has been most recently recognized with the Mastercard Game Changer Indigenous Entrepreneur Award in 2022 in North America, the inaugural Nation Builder Award from the National Angel Capital Organization in 2022. Other distinctions include, being the recipient of the BC Achievement Foundation’s Award of Distinction in Indigenous Business in 2020 as well as the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s national Award of Excellence in Aboriginal Relations.


thursday – 02:10pm Main Stage Equality

Time Icon 20 mins

Location Icon Meridian Hall - Main Stage

Indigenous Entrepreneurship & Economic Reconciliation

Indigenous peoples in Canada represent one of the nation’s fast-growing, and youngest, populations and contributed almost $50 billion to Canada’s economy in 2020. If governments and corporations made changes to their policies and business practices, to be more inclusive by removing barriers and roadblocks, that number could double. In this conversation Sasha Krstic, Jenn Harper and Carol Anne Hilton discuss the current status of economic reconciliation in Canada. How Indigenous businesses can better adapt to technologies? And what lessons can we learn from the global ecosystem that will ultimately help create an environment in which Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive?