Jennifer Denouden ventured into real-estate investing, after ending her career as a successful banker. Starting her own real-estate business turned out to be a good move. Today, Denouden is the President and CEO of Avana, named Canada’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing company on the 2020 List. As a female-led real estate development and asset management company with $200 million in assets under management, Denouden is boldly forging new pathways for women entrepreneurs everywhere. Denouden is also a social impact leader who is driving significant change through her company. Avana now builds affordable and social housing for women and children who have survived domestic abuse. In 2018, Denouden was selected as a finalist in the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.