Karen White-Boswell is the Director of External Communication for Sobeys Inc. where she focuses on ensuring the advancement and protection of the brand reputation of Empire Company Limited (Empire) and Sobeys Inc. as a values-led retailer. In her capacity, she leads external engagement and government relations to advance the strategic narrative of the organization.
Ms. White-Boswell is a strategic communication professional with over 20 years of experience guiding organizations to engage in a meaningful way with internal and external target audiences. With extensive experience leading internal communications, public relations, and philanthropic and corporate social responsibility programs for large organizations, Karen is respected for her ability to drill down into communication goals, establish the narrative, understand the landscape, and establish comprehensive communication strategies that build toward success.
Karen frequently writes about leadership and engagement, advising on how to empower teams to strive for excellence through a keen awareness of their individual needs and potential. She is also a strong advocate for mentorship, providing guidance to young women and men both within organizations she has been a part of as well as within the broader community.
She graduated from Western University with an honours bachelor of arts degree in sociology and is ADKAR certified. She currently sits on the Second Harvest Board of Directors as Vice Chair and Executive Board member. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, interior design, and crafting.