Bailey Parnell

Learn more about Bailey's background, career so far, academics, and some fun facts!
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Founder & CEO, SkillsCamp Soft Skills Training
Founder & President, Center for Digital Wellbeing (Formerly #SafeSocial)
Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women
TED & Int'l Keynote Speaker with over 3M+ Views
Social Media & Mental Health Ambassador
12+ High-Value Awards & Accolades
Featured in popular international media...
Where It All Began


Bailey Parnell is a world-renowned speaker, theorist, entrepreneur, and pioneer in the field of digital wellbeing. At just 22 years old, Bailey was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Since then, ahe has partnered with prestigious organizations like the United Nations, Deloitte, the NFL, and various governments and universities around the world to share her insights on our digital lives, generative AI, human skills development, and leadership in the future of work. As a thought leader, Bailey has shared stages with heads of state, consulted on popular TV shows such as Survivor and Love Island, and collaborated on research and initiatives aimed at helping people learn the skills they need to thrive personally and professionally in the future. As a result of this work, Bailey has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, CBC, and won numerous accolades. Chief among them, Bailey's TED talk about social media and mental health has been seen by over 4 million people and counting.
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Bailey Parnell is presently advancing her thinking through a Doctorate of Education in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University where she is studying how generative AI could and should be used in human skills development. Before this, she earned her Master of Arts in Communications and Culture at Toronto Metropolitan University with research exploring social media’s impact on mental health - the results of which have been presented at multiple global forums. Bailey also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Media Production with a double minor in News Studies and English.When Bailey is not learning, she has made a career and a business out of teaching. Bailey is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills development company that partners with the world’s leading organizations to help them build skills like emotional intelligence, communication, and leadership in their people. She also hosts a bi-weekly podcast called “Let’s Think This Through with Bailey Parnell” where she and her guests explore useful ideas that help people live better lives in a fun and relatable way. 
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digital marketing
Career So Far
Founder & Researcher
Center for Digital Wellbeing
Social Media's Impact on Mental Health
Founder & CEO
Soft Skills Training
Digital Marketing Specialist
Ryerson University
Student Affairs Creative
Account Manager & Digital Marketing Specialist
Splash Effect
Creative Marketing Agency
Assistant Digital Producer
CBC Sports
Pan Am Games
Social Media Marketing Assistant
Bell Media Music & Entertainment
Much, MTV, E! & M3
Social Media Specialist
Ryerson University
RU Student Life
Teaching Assistant
Seneca College
Social Media Graduate Certificate Program
Staff Writer
CanCulture Magazine

ESL Teacher
TEFL Academy
Shaoxing, China
Rogers TV Peel
"Access Peel"
2020 - Present
April 2015 - Present
September 2013 - April 2016
July 2015 - August 2015
January 2015 - April 2015
September 2012 - April 2015
September 2014 - April 2015
October 2013 - August 2014
July 2013 - August 2013
September 2011 - January 2013
A Spirit of Lifelong Learning
Academics So Far
EdD, Learning and Organizational Change (Ongoing)
Baylor University
Research: Generative AI, Leadership, and Learning
Certificate, Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program
Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania
An active humanitarian, Bailey is deeply committed to social justice and causes such as access to education, children's wellbeing, and of course, digital wellbeing. Being at the forefront of the digital wellbeing movement, Bailey started a non-profit called #SafeSocial where they teach and empower others with what they need to be well in digital worlds. As first generation students, Bailey and her husband Hamza Khan, have also established the Parnell-Khan Bursaries at 3 universities, with more to come. 
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Fun facts
I enjoy wine (and most things that pair well
with it)! Cheese is my favourite food.
I have 5 sisters and we're very close
I went to a performing arts high school
and majored in vocal music.
I fought competitively in judo for most
of my  childhood
I taught English abroad in China
for a summer.
I love good TV! Critical discussions
about film and television are a pastime.
I thoroughly enjoy “thought experiments.”

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