Currently a manager in marketing at TELUS, Chelsie McKnight began her career in a leadership development program. Her roles quickly grew to include strategic planning, product development and capital governance. As both an employee of TELUS and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, she organized a group of TELUS women to participate in a house-build and raised enough funds for a home sponsorship. To date, she has helped raise over $130,000 and has recruited and led seven builds. In 2011, TELUS named McKnight a Community Champion for her leadership and dedication to volunteerism. In 2014, she joined Forward Together as an organizing committee member—a movement of companies that works to elevate high-potential women in the workplace. McKnight is known among her peers for her adaptability: she can be put to virtually any task because she is determined to succeed. It is, however, her drive to help others that her fellow workers find remarkable. “Being involved in my community and having a positive impact on the lives of the others is most important to me,” says McKnight.