With over 25 years of supply chain management roles based in global resource sectors, Siobhan has a strong understanding of leading change.
MP Marilyn Gladu is a professional engineer by trade, who worked for Dow Chemical for 21 years in a variety of roles locally and globally.
Geeta Sankappanavar is the Co-founder and President of Grafton Asset Management.
Colonel Krista Brodie is an Army Logistics officer with 30 years of leadership experience in diverse and challenging appointments in Canada and Internationally.
On October 18th 2019, the Famous 5 Foundation will host an event to commemorate Persons Day and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the victory of the Persons Case. The victory was a pivotal moment in our history, championed by five courageous Alberta women who petitioned for the inclusion of women in the definition of the word persons – giving women the ability to own property and to be elected to public office. Open to the public and free of charge, the Famous 5 Foundation will be set up by the Famous Five Monuments in Olympic Plaza. We will have performers and speakers celebrating with us.
Lara Murphy started her first construction business at 16.
The Famous 5 Foundation is launching it’s very first 5-week Girl’s Leadership Program on April 16th, 2019. The goal of the workshop is to remind girls – ages 8 to 12 years old - of the inspirational story of the Famous Five while they embark on skill-building workshops and events, to help them grow into Canada’s next generation of leaders.
The workshops will provide girls with ideas, tools and strategies for developing a strong sense of self, thereby laying the foundation for them to be true to themselves and to uncover their leadership potential.
Geraldine Robertson is a woman on a mission. As a survivor of two residential schools in Ontario: Mt. Elgin in Muncey and Mohawk in Brantford, she has become an educator and advocate for survivors of residential schools in her home community of Sarnia as well as across the country, from Ontario to British Columbia.
Karen A. Crowshoe was officially sworn in on April 13, 2018 as judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta, becoming the first Blackfoot woman to serve on the Provincial Court.
Nirmala Naidoo is an award-winning television anchor and journalist who was declared “a person of extraordinary ability” by the United States Government.
Barbara became known to millions of Canadians when she became the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture-capital deal on the CBC TV show Dragons’ Den for The 7 Virtues Beauty. She went on to become the “Top Game Changer” in the history of the show for creating her social enterprise.
Patti Pon, President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development, is an avid arts champion with an extensive track record of leadership in Calgary.
A leader for more than 20 years in the energy and telecommunications industries.
Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them.
Carol Kitchen, President and CEO of UFA Co-operative LTD., is committed to preserving the strong co-operative history in Alberta and continue building UFA’s success on both local and global scales.
Boasting more than 30 years in both amateur and professional figure skating, Elizabeth Manley has participated in two Olympic Games (where she won the 1988 silver medal and became the Olympic freestyle champion), six World Championships, and has won three National Titles
Dr. Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. In July 2017, Dr. Saucier joined MacEwan University as president.
Marie Henein is counted among the best of Canada’s criminal defense lawyers. A senior partner of Henein Hutchison LLP, which is recognized as one of the country’s Top Ten Litigation Boutiques, she has been the counsel on a number of high profile cases.
Emm Gryner, who grew up in Lambton County is a 3-time Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter with over 15 albums to her credit.