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Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company, and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Bailey is a 2x TED speaker with nearly 4 million views, an award-winning and internationally-recognized entrepreneur, an active humanitarian, and one with a talent for helping people develop the skills they need for success. Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, CBC, and more. Bailey did her Masters in Communications and Culture at Toronto Metropolitan University with research looking into social media's impact on mental health, the results of which she's presented in multiple global forums and turned into her signature 5 Steps Towards #SafeSocial and a connected non-profit of the same name.

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Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company, and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Bailey is a 2x TEDx speaker with over 3.5 million views, an award-winning and internationally-recognized entrepreneur, an active humanitarian, and one with a talent for helping people develop the skills they need for success. Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, CBC, and more.

Bailey’s company SkillsCamp is a soft skills training company that works with businesses and educational institutions to help their staff and students develop the essential skills needed for personal and professional success - skills like personal branding, stress-management, emotional intelligence, and you guessed, it, public speaking! Before this, she built up her career bringing digital student engagement to Canadian higher education through her work at Ryerson University - models that she had travelled the world speaking and sharing.

​Bailey did her Masters in Communications and Culture at Ryerson University with research focused on social media’s impact on mental health, the results of which have been shared in multiple global forums including the World Youth Forum in Egypt and Digital Wellbeing Summit in Saudi Arabia. This created the basis for her signature 5 Steps Towards #SafeSocial and a connected non-profit of the same name. She is an honors graduate of the RTA School of Media majoring in Media Production and double-minoring in News Studies and English. 

Through her skillful storytelling, confidence, research, and humour, Bailey has audiences laughing, engaged, and walking away with skills that shape their life. Bailey frequently speaks about social media and mental health, soft skills, intergenerational understanding, and being a woman in business. She guest lectured my first MBA class at 21 and has since spoken to over 4 million people across the world.

Previously, she has worked in social media marketing at CBC and Bell Media; assisted instructors in Seneca College's Social Media: Graduate Certificate Program; taught English abroad, and has worked as a local news reporter on Rogers TV. Though the rest of her family is from Nova Scotia, Bailey was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, has lived in Toronto for most of her adult life, and recently moved to New York City.

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