As the BIJ Youth Program Coordinator, Ashley Hill helps shape youth into vibrant members of the business community and works with young people through a range of educational, social, mentorships and financial support programs to build business acumen and leadership skills.

Ashley was the first individual from her family to graduate from university – she is a graduate from Dalhousie University where she received her bachelor’s degree. She majored in sociology and minored in law with a focus on child and youth development in combination with crime and criminal justice. Prior to joining BBI, Ashley spent eight years in the financial sector where she obtained a Canadian Mutual Funds license and became a Registered Financial Planner. Ashley was the first woman of color to hold the leadership role of Assistant Branch Manager in the Atlantic Region for Scotiabank.

Ashley is a dedicated professional with extensive years of progressive management experience with the proven ability to provide effective coaching, training and career development advice through a combination of motivational and mentorship strategies. Ashley has a passion advocating for youth in culturally diverse communities – she is excited to bring enthusiasm and her infectious energy to help support the Black and racially visible youth of Nova Scotia.