Danielle graduated from the Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba) with majors in Finance and HR. Soon after graduation, she moved to Toronto where she spent her career in corporate finance at several large Canadian retailers before starting Arnold Tutoring with her brother Mike Arnold. Together they developed a formula for math tutoring success through private tutoring and exam prep seminars, while providing jobs to young people and offering their services to several non-profit organizations in Toronto.
Danielle has volunteered with United Way Toronto in several capacities including most recently as Co-Chair of the GenNext Cabinet. Danielle is currently a volunteer literacy tutor at Street Haven Learning Centre and is on the board of Bond Child and Family Development and One Spark. When she’s not working on math problems or volunteering, she is working to build a new social enterprise, Fashion Forward, which provides new and gently used clothing to people who have been marginalized in Toronto and are transitioning into a new role in education or the workforce.
How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?
I have been running my business for 2.5 years and have learned so much. I think I can offer support for those starting new ventures, as well as advice, contacts and lessons. I have experience with several non-profit organizations in Toronto and I am well-connected with agencies and the people who are making things happen in our city every day. Finally, I am a motivated, enthusiastic person who has several of my own projects on the go…and I’m always looking for partners in crime!
What do you hope to take away from the conference?
I would like to learn what other people are doing to improve our city, and to understand how my business, volunteer projects and new ventures can tie-in to help the cause. While Arnold Tutoring is a for-profit organization, all of our decisions revolve around helping people, and I know there are ways we can help to tackle social problems in our city.
What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?
I think the difference in opportunity that is provided to young people across the city is a huge social problem. Depending on where children are born, they are instantly at a disadvantage based on the school they attend, the activities they can participate in and the help and support that is available. We need to continue to provide support and develop creative solutions to give students more equal opportunities to succeed.
What is the most inspiring book you have read?
I recently finished Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg which did not disappoint, despite so much hype. It was an inspiring look at women in the workplace and how much further we have to go for gender equality, both in the home and the workplace. I appreciated how candidly she spoke about balancing kids, a relationship, a social life and a career and that she encouraged women to “lean in” to their career even if they were starting a family or looking to build up another part of their life at the same time.
Danielle Rombough is attending the #SocialforGood Conference
About the #SocialforGood Conference
If you are a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.
#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:
- What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
- Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
- Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
- We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
- Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
- How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
- How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
- How to raise money for your social business or cause
- The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more