Shannon Pestun – Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

Shannon is a proud Cree Métis woman entrepreneur who is breaking barriers to advance an inclusive and sustainable economy. Recognized for creating innovative funding models, Shannon is one of Canada’s most sought-after finance consultants and a trusted voice on women’s entrepreneurship for educators, government, industry and media.

She was one of the first women in the country to lead a women’s banking strategy and one of seven women appointed to serve on Canada’s women entrepreneurship expert panel. Shannon is the Co-founder of The Finance Cafe, CEO of Pestun Consulting and Senior Advisor, Finance for Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. Shannon is committed to bolstering Indigenous economic prosperity and wellness by driving regional economic growth and bringing an Indigenous-centred approach to her work. In 2020, she created the Gifting Circle Bursary for Indigenous women entrepreneurs supporting Indigenous women who pursue entrepreneurial studies.