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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is charged with maintaining CWIE’s vitality. Elected by the members,  these dedicated professionals have backgrounds that vary within our industry. To ensure the organization meets all of our needs, the Board regularly meets to ensure our society is aligned with the needs of the members.

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MEET THE CWiE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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SHAUNA HOLMES

President

Shauna has been a member of Calgary Women in Energy for over 9 years. She was the Director of Membership for 5 years, was the Director of Technical Education for two years, and now holds the role of President. Shauna strives to bring inspiring and educational speakers to the group. Currently, Shauna is the Business Development and Marketing Lead for Artic Therm which provides an efficient Flameless Heat and Heat Technology for multiple applications using portable equipment to remote locations for the extreme climate challenges. Artic Therm is part of the Enterprise Group of companies which provides specialized equipment in the build out of infrastructure for the energy, utility, pipeline, construction, mining transportation, and agriculture industry.

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GRACE CORRY

Vice President

Grace has shifted into the Vice President role after two successful years as the Co-Director of Membership. She has been an active member since 2016 and is dedicated to the growth of the organization. A mother of two and a wife who successfully holds a fast paced and diversified career in Oil & Gas. Grace has been serving the Energy Industry for over 14 years now, with a focus on sales and marketing. Grace’s passion is building long standing client relationships.


Her current position at Phoenix Industrial Group of Companies, as Director of Business Development and Marketing. 

 

Grace is driven in supporting her community, by raising funds and awareness for Servants Anonymous and One Body Village, both focused on the rehabilitation for survivors being rescued from Human Trafficking.

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LESLIE CASSIDY

Director of Technical Education

Leslie has been an active member of Calgary Women in Energy since 2020 and currently serves as the Director of Technical Education. She focuses on expanding the educational learnings for CWiE members through subject matter experts and thought-provoking speakers across the expansive energy industry.

 

Leslie works in Business Development at Vista Projects, an engineering and procurement consulting firm serving the energy industry and specializing in the digital transformation of assets. Her company excels as a system integrator by working within digital twin environments and promoting data-centric project execution, with a focus on enhancing value from initial project conception through to operations and maintenance.

 

Leslie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Alberta and spent the early years of her career working in the environmental industry in a variety of roles. Her diverse education and professional background contribute to her passion for learning and providing meaningful education on broad topics within the industry. Leslie possesses a keen interest in the collaborative efforts between existing and emerging companies and technologies, and strongly believes that through these means our industry will achieve our future targets for a sustainable and successful energy market in the years and decades to come.

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BRITLYNN MRACEK

Co-Director of Membership

Britlynn has a Bachelor of Geology Degree from Mount Royal University and has been working in the energy industry for 6+ years. She has moved on from her role as a Geologist and has now been working in Business Development for 4+ years. Britlynn is currently the Business Development Manager for FLINT. A company that provides Environmental, Fabrication, Construction and Overlay Services throughout Canada.

 

Britlynn has been a member of Calgary Women in Energy since 2020. She began by volunteering as the Sponsorship Lead for the CWiE Charity Golf Tournament and has continued this role for the past 3 years. In 2022, the opportunity arose to join the board as the Co-Director of membership.  Britlynn looks forward to meeting several like-minded women who were friendly and welcoming. She enjoys the value and opportunities that CWiE has provided her and looks forward to meeting all members and prospective members alike.

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ALANA HOEKSTRA

Co-Director of Membership

Alana has been an active member of Calgary Women in Energy for over 13 years.  As the Co-Director of Membership, Alana is among the first points of contact for many of CWiE’s new members. Her love for this position is evident, as she has held this role for two separate terms during her tenure with the organization. Alana joined CWiE with the desire and intent to be a part of an organization that empowered and supported women in the energy sector, providing an environment for growth, education, and community involvement.  She found that with Calgary Women in Energy.

Alana has been working in the Energy industry and specifically within Business Development for over 17 years. As a genuine people person, she is driven to build strong, lasting working relationships with clients and colleagues.  Currently, Alana holds the position of Director of Business Development with Equinox Engineering. An EPCM firm which has provided industry leading engineering services to the energy sector, both domestically and internationally, for over 26 years.

Alana loves all the amenities that living in Calgary provides. As one would expect holding a career in Business Development, she thrives on the social vibe of this city. She loves hockey, football, golfing, skiing, hiking, and exploring the amazing culinary options that are available in this city. 

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KORRINA WARNERS

Director of Communications

Korrina is an authentic leader with a high EQ and an advocate for gender equity. She has been a member of CWiE since 2022 and will be applying her strengths to support the organization.

Born and raised in Calgary, she is very familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities present in YYC. Korrina proudly supports the energy industry and the goal of net-zero by 2050. Among her core values are equity, diversity, and inclusion and she shows up daily as an ally.

By day, Korrina is the Manager of Marketing & Communications at Strike Group which is an infrastructure construction and maintenance company that provides services to the energy industry. At Strike, she is known for her ability to organize, create, and effectively get things done. She successfully led Strike Group to win a Marketing Award of Distinction from the Alberta Chambers of Commerce.

Korrina calls herself a “forever student” as she continues to be passionate about personal growth and learning. She holds an Executive MBA from the Haskayne School of Business, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan, and a variety of certificates. As part of her MBA, she completed a capstone research project that focused on GHG emission reduction, sustainability, and reviewed how construction companies can stay relevant in the energy transition.

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LYDIA KOLLEROVA

Director of Community Involvement

Lydia is CWiE's Director of Community Involvement. As a CWiE member for more than four years, volunteering and networking are the aspects she enjoys the most.


Thanks to CWiE, Lydia had an opportunity to not only gain more confidence by enrolling in a mentorship program in 2021 but also made a few close friends.
Lydia is a Sales Operations Manager at AVEVA and supports the sales organization by creating an environment for sales success. AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability.

 

In her spare time, she plays sports, hikes in the mountains with her dog, or binge-watches Netflix.

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SUEANNE FU-JONCIC

Corporate Secretary

SueAnne has been a member of the CWiE organization and Board of Directors for over 9 years and manages to keep all deliverables, agenda items and meetings organized and accounted for throughout the group's development. SueAnne's background in project management, people analytics and management consulting experience in the Energy industry make her a great asset to the Board of Directors. 

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JANA HACKMAN

Director of Events

Jana Hackman is a long-standing member of Calgary Women in Energy (CWiE) and is passionate about the work that CWiE strives to deliver with the focus on making a positive impact in both industry and community through charitable work, organic mentorship, and education. She currently serves on the Board as Director of Events and previously held the positions of Vice President and Director of Community Engagement.  

Jana has over 12 years of experience working with the energy sector, providing best-in-class cloud services which can help take business to the next level. She is currently the Strategic Account Manager with SaskTel National and is known for her ability to provide critical solutions to achieve desired business outcomes while building trusted relationships.

 

In her free time, Jana enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She considers herself to be a foodie and enjoys all the unique social and dining experiences Calgary has to offer.

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SAMEERA KANJI

Treasurer

Sameera has been a CWiE member for 2 years and has joined the board as Treasurer. She has 22+ years in the Oil and Gas sector with experience in Operations, Engineering, Procurement and Construction. She holds an undergraduate Degree in Applied Chemistry and a Master’s in Business Administration. 

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