Penelope is a strategy and communications professional, passionate about international affairs, human rights and democracy. With a wide range of experience in the non-profit, non-governmental and private sectors, she has worked with organizations and supported projects in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Africa. After being a key organizer for Women’s March Canada, she currently serves as a board member of March On, a women-led organization born out of the Women’s Marches, dedicated to creating significant political change in 2018 and 2020. She was previously Vice-President at Teneo, a consulting firm, after spending 4 years with an elections technology company, Dominion Voting. Penelope was also the Director of Communications and Fundraising for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and worked with the Clinton Foundation in Vancouver and New York.
Always the idealist, as a 23 year old Penelope co-founded The Niapele Project, an organization dedicated to supporting war-affected children in West Africa. Active and engaged for causes she believes in, Penelope has been sharing her energy with a number of organizations, causes and projects over the years, ranging from working with refugees and survivors of war in Ghana and Liberia to grassroots organizing back home. A long-time yoga practitioner, Penelope is currently finding a lot of joy in sharing her practice and empowering others through it. She recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Zuna Yoga, in Bali.
Born and raised in France, she earned a BA in international relations and political science from Tufts University in 2005, and a MA in international affairs with a focus on conflict and security from Sciences Po Paris in 2007.
She loves both John Coltrane and John Mayer, and is influenced by the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche and Bill Easterly. A dreamer but also a do-er, Penelope believes in the adage: “All I know is that I know nothing”, and that life is essentially one, very long, learning process.