Amplified #10: Creating an inclusive economy, with Alexandra McCann

Join me for our last Amplified conversation with the inimitable Alexandra McCann, Executive Director of ONSIDE. ONSIDE’s mission is a prosperous Nova Scotia driven by inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship, and comparative advantage.

Alexandra has a wide-ranging, impressive background. She was the Chief Operating Officer for Dockside Investco, a Nova Scotia-based portfolio management company; as well as the CEO for Baie Run Pet Products, a natural products start-up, focused on pet wellness including, omega3s and supplements sold in the U.S. and Canada. She holds an MA in Pacific Asian Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS) and a double BA from the University of Virginia in Asian Studies and Anthropology. Alex is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Kings College. Alex is also on the board of the Inspirit Foundation—which promotes an inclusive and pluralistic Canada—both on the Equity Committee and the Impact Investment Committee.

In this conversation, we dive deep into ideas on building an inclusive economy at home. If you’re looking for ideas on how to do this on a very practical level, I’d encourage you to check out a resource that Alexandra discusses in the episode, Nova Scotia’s Inclusive Innovation Monitor.

Some reads that Alexandra recommends related to inclusive economies are:

Both of those are listed on and I don’t receive any affiliate benefits from you purchasing through these links.

Connect with Alexandra on LinkedIn.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you took away from this conversation!

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