Shannon is a proud Cree Métis woman entrepreneur who is breaking barriers to advance an inclusive and sustainable economy. Recognized for creating innovative funding models, Shannon is one of Canada’s most sought-after finance consultants and a trusted voice on women’s entrepreneurship for educators, government, industry...

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Carey is a proud member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point First Nation) and has called Ottawa home since 2003. Carey holds her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Athabasca University and is an experienced administrator with corporate financial expertise...

Angie Bruce is Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada’s Nòkwewashk – the first Government of Canada departmental team to be gifted its name by Indigenous Elders. Ms. Bruce is changing the cultural landscape at Natural Resources Canada. She is a relationship builder and works...

Yamila is an afro-indigenous financial professional & serial entrepreneur with the mission of educating families and building a legacy of wealth in the community. With her team, World System Builder, she operates a social enterprise established for the purpose of stabilizing and revitalizing communities through...

Sage Lacerte is Carrier from the Lake Babine Nation and is the Founder of Sage Initiative – Canada`s first all Indigenous womxn impact investment collective. Today, Sage joins us as the Director of Inclusion at Boann Impact Capital. Between 2018-2022, Sage has served as the...

Yvette Fielder (Hidatsa-Waterbuster Clan, Mandan, Lakota) is a Program Director for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). Joining as a Business Development Specialist in 2018, and within weeks promoting to Lead Business Development Specialist to champion their Minority Business Development Program to...

Kimberly Ballantyne fulfilled a lifelong vision and made history in the process. On August 11, 2022, Ballantyne became the first Indigenous female to achieve her private pilot license from her community - Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba. Inspiring countless people on her journey. She has...