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Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Calgary: Colonel Krista Brodie

  • Fairmont Palliser, Crystal Ballroom 133 9 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB, T2P 1B4 Canada (map)

The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women.


Colonel Krista Brodie

Stoic Leader

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Colonel Krista Brodie is an Army Logistics officer with 30 years of leadership experience in diverse and challenging appointments in Canada and Internationally. She has deployed to floods, ice storms, forest fires and served in Croatia, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

She has been the Quartermaster of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and was the first woman to command 1 Service Battalion, the largest unit in the Canadian Field Force. Colonel Brodie is an aerial delivery specialist, basic parachutist, military freefall parachute specialist, and earned her American jump wings on exchange with the 2nd/75th Ranger Battalion.

She holds degrees in Military Strategic Studies, Defence Studies, National Resource Strategy and a certificate in Global Supply Chain Management.

Her focus in the past two years has shifted from strategic logistics to strategic leadership. Colonel Brodie has recently returned from Washington DC where she was on the faculty of the Strategic Leadership Department at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defence University. She currently works in Ottawa for the Chief of Military Personnel.  

In 2013, Colonel Brodie was named to the WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list. 

She is married to Dr. Dennis Filips, a trauma surgeon, innovator and entrepreneur. They have three young children and a large shaggy dog.


Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our place in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions.

In relating their lives, you will hear about challenges as well as triumphs; humorous incidents and stories of loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action.

The Famous 5 Foundation’s Leadership Lunches were launched on Oct. 18, 1996 to bring women together to plan the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Persons" Case on Oct. 18, 1999.  In 2004, Enbridge became our title sponsor. The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to continue to partner with Enbridge to present our 15th Annual Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women.


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