Reetu Gupta – President & CEO, Easton’s Group Hotels & The Gupta Group
This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenege which has many layers of meaning. For Reetu Gupta, President & CEO of Easton’s Group Hotels & The Gupta Group, that means challenging the status quo while running one of the largest private hotel and development firms as a woman of colour in a male-dominated industry. At only 38, she is now spearheading The Gupta Group’s diversified business portfolio of 20 hotels + 6 more in progress in addition to the 5 million sq. ft. of residential and commercial properties under development across Canada.
Further to her role with the Gupta Group, Reetu is also Chief Strategy Officer at Rogue Insight Capital, where Reetu focuses on investing in Canadian start-ups with female and minority-run businesses. Reetu also re-created and launched the not-for-profit Gupta Family Foundation. Currently, they are working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to build and enhance schools across the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
Reetu has been honoured with many national accolades, highlighting her professional success, leadership, and contribution to the community. She has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, twice as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN, and as 2019 Female Entrepreneur of the Year by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, to name a few accomplishments.
Reetu is a leader, an inspiration for women everywhere, and is breaking barriers in the real estate and hospitality industries every day. Would love to learn if you are working on any IWD stories and hope you would consider a feature story on Reetu. Happy to set up an interview or pass along any additional information.
I have always carried with me three things — three things that I can firmly say has attributed to my success. The first one is courage. Have the courage to believe in your dreams. Have the courage to raise your voice higher than that noise of negativity. The second, is confidence. Believe in yourself and all of your abilities. And lastly, conviction — whatever and whichever road you choose to go down, whichever goal you decide to pursue, do so with the utmost of conviction. If you keep these 3Cs with you, courage, confidence and conviction…you will be unstoppable!