Denise Siele

Partner, Hill Solutions Public Affairs

Denise Siele brings a deep understanding of politics, public policy, women’s empowerment, tactical outreach and engagement.

A seasoned strategist, she works with leaders and stakeholders across national, provincial and local governments, industry and non-profits. She has served as Equal Voice Canada’s Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives and Director of Stakeholder and Community Relations, working to get more women elected to legislatures at all levels. For Canada 150, she traveled extensively across the country engaging parliamentarians, participants and partners for Equal Voice’s historic “Daughters of the
Vote” which brought 338 dynamic young women representing every political riding to the nation’s capital to literally take their seats in Parliament.

Passionate about service, Denise Siele is currently president of the Canadian Club of Ottawa; and serves on both the Telus Ottawa Community Board and the Algonquin College Foundation Board. She was a director of the Youth Services Bureau Charitable Foundation; chair of Ottawa’s Fund for a New Generation; and founder of both the Black Women’s Civic Engagement Network and the Vivante fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Amongst awards, Denise Siele is a 2015 recipient of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Forty under 40 Award; 2015 Ottawa Life Magazine Top 25 People in the Capital; 2013 USA State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program alumnus; 2011 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Nominee; and recipient of the 2011 University of Ottawa Engagement, Empowerment and Success Award. In 2016 she was named one of the 100 Most Accomplished Black Canadian Women.

As partner at Hill Solutions Public Affairs, she drives results for clients; and shares insight and analysis through various media, including as an occasional panelist on CBC TV’s Sunday Scrum.

A Dean’s List alumnus of Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger Public Affairs and Policy Management
College, Denise and her husband, Fred Sherman, are proud parents to a young son.