She Leads Economic Council of Alberta

One of the She Leads Foundation's primary initiatives was to establish the She Leads Economic Council of Alberta (SLECA) to provide strategic advice to public office holders across the political spectrum. The Council is comprised of female leaders throughout Alberta with wide ranging business and economic expertise. Council members include well-established leaders in their respective industries as well as those up-and-coming women who add new voices to the table. 


Currently the Alberta – and Canadian – economies are facing unique challenges, which make open conversations between government and business leaders crucial.  Our hope is for SLECA to be a key part of those discussions.

If you are interested in meeting with the Council please send an email to:

She Leads Economic Council of Alberta: Council Members

Hon. Rona Ambrose, Chair, She Leads Economic Council of Alberta

Dr. Janice MacKinnon, Chair, She Leads Economic Council of Alberta

Carol Kitchen, President & CEO, UFA Co-operative Limited

Christine Healy, CEO, Total E&P Canada

Dawn Farrell, President & CEO, TransAlta Corporation

Heather Christie, BurnsPresident & CEO, High Ground Energy 

Nancy Southern, Chair & CEO, ATCO Ltd. & Canadian Utilities Limited

Sue Riddell-Rose, President & CEO, Perpetual Energy Inc. 

Barb Johnston, Lawyer & CPA

Beth Bailey, Financial Consultant

Blaire Lancaster, Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs at Ferus Natural Gas Fuels, Inc

Claudia Cattaneo, Former National Post business columnist

Deanna Zumwalt, CFO, Coril Holdings

Elan MacDonald, Senior VP, National Business Development, Global Public Affairs

Heather Culbert, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT),

& Vice Chair Export Development Canada

Heather Shaw, Executive Chair, Corus Entertainment Inc.

Jan Waterous, Managing Partner, Liricon Capital

Janet Riopel, Chair, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Jill Angevine, VP & Portfolio Manager, MACTO Financial Inc. 

Joy Romero, VP, Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Kate Chisholm, SVP, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, Capital Power

Kathy Sendall, Corporate Director

Luisa Currie, Senior VP, Western Canada, Intact Financial 

Marie Rajic, Senior Vice President & GM

Nancy Foster, Senior VP Human & Corporate Resources, Husky Energy

Patricia McLeod, Q.C.Corporate Director & Lawyer

Patricia Steele, Co-Founder, President & Chief Legal Counsel, SILVERTIP 

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