The sixth Audi Innovation Series featured award-winning actor, musician, author and philanthropist, Jennifer Hudson.

In 2021, YBIMC hit a new milestone, bringing to life multiple Audi Innovation Series events within the same year. Building on the series’ growing success and continuing in its virtual form, Audi Canada was proud to welcome award-winning actor, musician, author and philanthropist, Jennifer Hudson to the Audi Innovation Series stage as its sixth featured speaker.
With opening and closing remarks from Audi Canada President Vito Paladino, the discussion was moderated by ET Canada’s Sangita Patel. Hudson, who recently starred in the Aretha Franklin biopic RESPECT, spoke about how fearless creativity has helped define her career. “My whole life is risk-taking, I trust my path and vision. No one knows your potential the way you do,” Hudson shared. “I’ve had incredible experiences because I stepped out on faith — you will always see me try. I think we’re all afraid to try, but it’s okay to be different.”
Watch the full conversation here.
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Conceptualized and executed by YBIMC, the Audi Innovation Series is a unique Canadian speaker series that highlights Audi Canada’s commitment to celebrating progressive thought leadership and promoting innovation through dialogue. Since its launch in 2017, the series has hosted Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak; Netflix co-founder, Marc Randolph; fashion icon, Tommy Hilfiger; Toronto Raptors President and Vice-Chairman Masai Ujiri; actor and musician, Jared Leto; actor and musician, Jennifer Hudson; director, actor and professor, Spike Lee; and journalist and best-selling author, Bob Woodward.
Marc Randolph, 2018
Marc Randolph, 2018
Tommy Hilfiger, 2019
Tommy Hilfiger, 2019
Masai Ujiri, 2020
Masai Ujiri, 2020
Jared Leto, 2021
Jared Leto, 2021

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