#112: Whitney Rockley

One of Canada’s few female senior leaders in venture capital, Whitney Rockley, MBA’97, was once told she was too dumb to be a bank teller. How, exactly, did she stage such a comeback?

#112: Whitney Rockley

#112: Whitney Rockley

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One of few female senior leaders in venture capital, Whitney Rockley, MBA’97, decided it was time to upgrade her education at UCalgary back in the 1990s when she was told she wasn’t bright enough to work as a bank teller. Knowing she was on the wrong career path, Rockley pursued a graduate degree in entrepreneurial thinking and took part in a prescribed mentorship program. She relentlessly sought opportunities wherever they presented themselves, regardless of country or perceived risk, and today she is the co-founder and managing partner of McRock Capital, based in Toronto. 

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