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Community Builder and Women’s Advocate Ask Her, Equal Voice Alberta South, Women’s March, Chatelaine Esmahan Razavi is passionate about democratic engagement and political participation. In addition to working as Ministerial Advisor to the Hon. Danielle Larivee, Minister of Status of Women, Esmahan spends much of her free time working to seeing more women elected to public office. She is a…

Co-Founder & CCO, Energy Disruptors Michelle Edge is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Energy Disruptors Movement Inc., an initiative which aims to solve the world’s biggest energy challenges by uniting the entire spectrum of the energy industry through the principles of collaboration, innovation, and acceleration. Michelle’s underlying passion for the initiative stems from her desire to get the…

Counsel, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Canadian Director, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Karen is a powerful corporate lawyer and a passionate advocate for women’s rights in Canada and abroad. Karen has practiced law for over 20 years with some of Canada’s top law firms. Born and raised in Winnipeg, she attended the University of Manitoba and the University of Western…

CEO and Founder, Gem for Gems Jordan Guildford come’s from the small town of Scott’s Bay in Nova Scotia where she was raised with her sister and brother on a small hobby farm consisting of sheep, ducks and horses. Growing up food, hot water and other essentials items were often a luxury. Despite all they endured, they acquired valuable pillars upon…

Instructor, University of Calgary Senior Process Engineer, APTES Engineering Corp. P Eng, MSc, Private Consultant Lourdes Lugue is a professional engineer, who spent most time of her career, managing projects dealing with the protection of the environment, in particular, the treatment of very polluted wastewater and the management of garbage. She also is a passionate teacher. As a young engineering…

Founder, Glam and Beyond Professional, Certified Makeup Artist Monika Assef is a professional, certified makeup artist and beauty product expert from Calgary, Alberta. She obtained her Pro Makeup Artist certificate from the prestigious French makeup artistry school “Sophie Lecomte” in 2000. In the same year, she also completed a marketing degree from Warsaw School of Economics.Monika was born in Poland…

Founder, Canadian Business Chicks Monica Kretschmer is the founder and CEO of Canadian Business Chicks, Women of Inspiration Awards, and SupportHER. She is also founder of The Nest Foundation. Monica is a native Calgarian, and entrepreneur at heart, with a passion for building authentic connections and empowering women. She embraces life with courage, confidence, commitment and integrity. Monica’s mission is…

Owner, 5 Elements Martial Arts Team Canada president, Ringsports Co-president, Matsport World Kickboxing and Karate Union (WKU) Maeghen Cotterill is thirty-eight years old, but has already had thirty plus years of training in martial arts. She has a fifth degree black belt in shotokan karate, and a first degree black belt in kickboxing, muay thai and WTF taekwondo. She has a…

President and Co-founder, Fashion Calgary Founder, Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Media Personality Makeup Artist/Image Consultant/Personal Shopping Assistant Ania Basak is one of the most influential women in the fashion and beauty industry in the province of Alberta – arriving just over 10 years ago from Poland – and now proudly Canadian. She is President and Co-Founder of Fashion Calgary, a makeup…

Manager HEOR, Innomar Strategies Founder, Green Sparrow Care Co-Founder, KannaVolve Hena Qureshi is a health economist who recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a MSc on a full scholarship awarded from the SVARE Chair in Health Economics. In addition, she has a BSc in Biological Sciences, and a BA in Economics. Currently, she is working at Innomar Strategies on…