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Bailey Parnell is a world-renowned speaker, active humanitarian, entrepreneur, and pioneer in the field of digital wellbeing. Having been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Bailey has shared stages with heads of state, consulted on TV shows, and partnered with prestigious organizations such as the United Nations, Deloitte, the NFL, and various governments around the world to share her insights on social media, generative AI, human skills development, and leadership in the future of work. Bailey is also the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills development company that partners with organizations to help their people learn the skills they need for personal and professional success. She is currently earning a Doctorate of Education in Learning and Organizational Change where she’s studying generative AI and human skills development. Bailey’s work has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, and numerous other publications. Her groundbreaking research about social media’s impact on mental health led to the founding of her charity, #SafeSocial, and her popular TED talk, which has been seen by over 4 million people and counting.

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Bailey Parnell is a world-renowned speaker, pioneer in the field of digital wellbeing, and the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills development company. Named of of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women at just 22, she has worked with the UN, shared stages with heads of state, and has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, and more. Her TED talk about social media and mental health has been seen by over 4 million people and she is currently earning a Doctorate of Education exploring generative AI and human skills development.

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Speaker, Humanitarian, Pioneer in Digital Wellbeing
Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp & #SafeSocial
EdD Student, MA, BA

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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, she 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.

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. 

​​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. 

In what seems like another life, Bailey started her career in film and television as a local news Reporter at Rogers TV. She later worked in social marketing at CBC News and on brands such as MTV, E!, and MuchMusic. 

Though her whole family are “East-Coasters” from Nova Scotia, Bailey was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, seasoned by her time in Toronto, and now continues her story in New York City, where she continues to shape the global conversation around digital wellbeing and the development of essential life skills.

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