Rural on Purpose

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About Rural on Purpose

Who we are

Rural on Purpose is a social purpose business with a global mission to introduce a new era of rural leadership, confidence and prosperity. Rural on Purpose runs a free online membership site and hosts a number of activities to inspire and amplify individual and community impact. Each month, Rural on Purpose publishes a newsletter called “the Rabbit Hole.” They also host a Twitter Chat called ROPchat and run an online networking event for rural leaders called E2XCHANGE.


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Community Leader

Mary Doyle

With over 28 years of experience working in private-sector, non-profit, and government, Mary works to improve economic opportunities for people living in rural areas. Her innovative Coworking Takeover Challenge™ program builds a “freelance friendly” ecosystem in a community in just 30 days and has been successfully run in communities across Canada and as far south as Texas. Mary has been acknowledged as a leading businessperson and educator, and has also been recognized by Prime Minister Trudeau for her commitment to advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

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