Janelle Aaker

Chief Equity and People Officer

As Vancity’s first chief equity and people officer, Janelle Aaker leads the organization’s human resources team, with a focus on its diversity, equity, inclusion and reconciliation strategies. Aaker has experience with global companies. As vice-president of global diversity and inclusion at Lululemon, Aaker led the organization’s first global road map to advance diversity and inclusion.

HOMETOWN: Aberdeen, Washington.
FAVOURITE MEAL: Plate lunch from any Hawaiian restaurant.
RECOMMENDED READING: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.