Wed, May 31|
National Women in Leadership Day - Saskatchewan Chapter - LIVESTREAM
Can't make it to our in-person Women In Leadership Day ? Join the Saskatchewan Chapter Facebook Livestream event to listen to the stories of two strong female leaders - Dajana Benic, Financial Services Manager, Conexus Credit Union and Kristin Francis, Executive Director, Reconciliation Regina.
Time & Location
May 31, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT
About the Event
Can't make it to our in-person Women In Leadership Day? Join the Saskatchewan Chapter Facebook Livestream event to listen to the stories of two strong female leaders - Dajana Benic, Financial Services Manager, Conexus Credit Union and Kristin Francis, Executive Director, Reconciliation Regina.
Following the formal questions, we attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions.
The event presents an excellent opportunity to build your network and be inspired by two strong female leaders who will share their leadership stories. Sharing their stories will be:
• Dajana Benic, Financial Services Manager, Conexus Credit Union
• Kristin Francis, Executive Director, Reconciliation Regina
5:30 - 6:00 network with fellow women while enjoying a selection of cold and hot appetizers and refreshments.
6:00 - 7:00 – program
7:00 - 7:30 networking
Dajana Benic, Financial Services Manager, Conexus Credit Union
Dajana Benic has over 10 years of experience in leading and inspiring teams in the retail, banking, contact center and commercial business spaces. Dajana is a firm believer in leading with empathy, self-awareness and sensitivity to diverse settings. She has worn many hats within the credit union system, with the commitment to member service and experience and the integral value of interpersonal relationships at the forefront.
Dajana serves on the Saskatchewan Young Leaders Committee and has a passion for developing leaders around her and providing them the tools to achieve their goals. With a commitment to lifelong learning and a love for people, she believes that having a purpose, passion and courage are key to creating a happy life.
Kristin Francis, Executive Director, Reconciliation Regina
Kirstin is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the provincial corporate sector as well as in First Nations governance and administration.
Kirstin obtained her Diploma in Public Administration from the First Nations University of Canada along with a Bachelor of Admin Degree at the University of Regina. She has over 15 years of experience. She was with the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation for 11 years in progressive roles, followed by management positions at Piapot First Nations before taking on her most recent role as Executive Director at Reconciliation Regina. In this role she works in partnership with the City of Regina, the Office of the Treaty Commissionaire and many community leaders and organizations to develop a broader community response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Kirstin has developed a broad range of skills including: marketing, communications, community relations, tourism, community investment, community development, partnerships, corporate social responsibility, strategic planning, project planning, event planning, Indigenous engagement and Indigenous community development.
Women in Leadership Day 2023
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Proclamation
Annually – the last Wednesday in May, WIL Wednesday
Join Us to Be Part of the Change
Established in 2001, the Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) is a national, non-profit organization committed to creating a platform to promote diverse & inclusive workplaces. WIL offers deep expertise in creating impactful programs and content to raise awareness and drive tangible result for our community (176,000+, 7 chapters). We help all women across Canada to have the confidence and opportunities to pursue positions of leadership and help employers hire, grow, and support a diverse workforce.
As we celebrate our 22nd year, we invite you to join us on May 31, 2023 to show your support for advancing women in leadership, share your story, showcase your leaders, and highlight your commitment to build on your diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership to promote healthy workplaces. We are honoured to work with WIL Champions from across Canada committed to making a positive difference. WIL is about working together to get there.
In the next three years, more than 20% of the Canadian workforce is eligible to retire, nearly double the amount in the previous five years (Rubin, 2022). Attracting, recruiting, and retaining underrepresented groups will become vital to fill the workforce gap. Employees are demanding a more supportive, inclusive workplace, “which is what the next generation of employees — and especially younger women—want and expect.” (Women in the Workplace Report, page 15).
We hope you will be part of the change. We aim to transform workplaces by accelerating change with employers building or amending policies and procedures to support more women applying for leadership and decision-making positions through the Bridge to Gender Equality Project. The Women in Leadership Foundation acknowledges the financial support provided by Women and Gender Equality Canada for the Bridge to Gender Equality Project. Through the project, we have created a Women in Leadership Policy and Toolkit and are holding information sessions in Spring 2023 to engage employers and stakeholders to transform workplaces, shift mindsets, and empower women.
Join us to be part of the change and we will see you at one of our chapter locations: Victoria, Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
Maya Kanigan, BComm.
Founder & President, Women in Leadership Foundation