Head, Twitter Canada
On April 29, 2013, Kirstine Stewart trended on Twitter when it was announced she was departing her role as executive vice-president of CBC English Services to oversee the Twitter Canada offices. For seven years, Stewart held one of the highest scrutinized jobs in Canadian television. As executive vice-president of CBC English Services, she revolutionized the network with programming that informs, educates, and entertains. Known for her leadership abilities and her many strengths in brand and vision, Kirstine opens up on-stage about what it takes to make it in the world of media, both at the helm and as a woman.
At Twitter Canada, Kristine will draw on her extensive content and production knowledge to form new content model partnerships with Twitter around the world. She will be responsible for building the Canadian market, speculated to go public in 2014.
Kirstine was appointed general manager of CBC Television in 2006. Kirstine commissioned the greatest number of Canadian content hours the CBC has ever had in prime time, and helped lead it to some of its biggest ratings in history, all while maintaining and strengthening its public broadcasting mandate.
Highly decorated, Kirstine was named Canadian Women in Communications 2010 Woman of the Year; has been recognized by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women; is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, selected to advise the World Economic Forum; and in 2006, was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. Kirstine has also been named one of Canada's Top 25 by Women of Influence magazine and Playback’s 2011 Person of the Year.
Kirstine is a founding board member of Culture Days and sits on the boards of the Banff Television and Film Festival White Knights, and Amfar. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Global Leadership in the 21st Century program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.