International Women’s Day 2023
In celebration of International Women’s day we are celebrating a few of the change making women that not only call Regina home, but are furthering the growth of our home. Boldly and passionately these women are leading and creating a greater community, economy and Regina.
Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann
President of the First Nations University, Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann is also recognized as an international researcher, advocate, and change-maker whose purpose is to transform practices inclusive of Indigenous leadership, methodologies, and pedagogies. In 2022, FNU was named as a key resource for the National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada. Including research case studies, teaching, and learning opportunities for Indigenous and non-indigenous leaders and communities. Along with the responsibility in tracking the implementation of the calls to Indigenous economic prosperity. Regina is home to an energetic and talented Indigenous population, that is only growing. Indigenous participation and supporting Indigenous careers at all levels is not only important to our economy but a necessity towards our economic growth. Jacqueline’s work in fostering a deeper sense of belonging and appreciation for Indigenous peoples greatly impacts and fuels that growth.
The Chief Executive Officer of SK Chamber of Commerce, Prabha merges business and passion as she drives the vision of entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan. Leading the Sask Chamber to transform the business landscape and create opportunities to enhance competitiveness, and boost investments and trade. She is driving great change for all business growth in Saskatchewan. Knowing Saskatchewan has what the world needs, Prahba is creating a strong Saskatchewan and Regina.
Miriam Johnson is the Chief executive officer of Women’s entrepreneurship of Saskatchewan, where she leads a team passionately working towards closing the gender entrepreneurship gap. Empowering women to start, grow and scale their business, Miriam is committed to enabling Saskatchewan to flourish, and believes supporting women is an integral part to doing so. Regina is known to be home to a bold, creative, and rapidly growing community of entrepreneurs, that our economy greatly depends on. Miriam’s work in fostering a strong community of women entrepreneurs, is a large piece in furthering our economic growth.
Treena Amyotte is the Director of Business Development at PFN Group of Companies and Pro Metal Industries Ltd., where she works to contribute to the wealth and economic sustainability of Pasqua First Nation. PFN has a growing portfolio of companies that are creating prosperity for the people of Pasqua First Nation, as well as a unique corporate alliance that serves the community well. Treena brings over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sponsorship Marketing, Community Investment, Diversity & Inclusion, and Business Development to PFN, enhancing their ability to achieve their mission in creating an environment that promotes a higher quality of life and a future for all in the community.
Sandra Masters was sworn in as Regina’s 35th Mayor on November 23, 2020, simultaneously making Regina history by becoming the first woman elected. Proudly Saskatchewan, Mayor Masters understands the potential Regina has, envisions and is working towards a Regina that is vibrant, competitive, inclusive, sustainable, and safe. Her personal mantra “Show Up, Work Hard” has proven itself time and again. Focused on fostering an environment for economic growth, Mayor Master’s passionate and energetic leadership is a driving force in enabling our city to achieve just that.
Thank you and happy International Women’s day to these amazing women, and all the amazing women that Regina and our community are home to.