Board Members, 2020 to 2022
MARLENE CAMERON, President
MARLENE CAMERON is a confidence coach, speaker, trainer and author of “7 Keys to Unshakeable Confidence”. She is an experienced professional with multi-faceted career and business with board experience. She has occupied management, consulting and analyst positions at Enron Canada and Erythana Ventures. Marlene earned her MBA in Finance from the University of New Orleans, her CFA designation from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute for Investment Management, and her Bachelor of Interior Design from The University of Manitoba. Marlene is certified as a Master Practitioner and Trainer with EFT International, has undertaken Corporate Performance Coach Training and was certified by the International Coach Federation.
NIMET MANJI, First Vice President
NIMET MANJI is an investment and wealth advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. Her work extends beyond investment advice as she addresses her clients’ concerns related to their financial, retirement and estate planning goals. Nimet earned her Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calgary specializing in Marketing and Finance. She has her Certified Financial Planner designation, Financial Management Advisor certification, Professional Financial Planning certificate, Registered Retirement Consultant designation and has completed the Canadian Securities Course. Nimet is an active volunteer of the Ismaili Community and teaches financial literacy classes for Junior Achievement. She has also volunteered with the Girls Guides Association. She served as a mentor at BPW Calgary.
SHARON IRVINE, Immediate Past President
SHARON IRVINE is a designated Chartered Professional in Human Resources with over 10 years of experience in Human Resource Management. She leads business leaders and organizations through critical transformation. Sharon is a strategic visionary and a dynamic leader with a strong people and business acumen. She develops and implements change management strategies to foster understanding through communications. Sharon obtained her BBA in Human Resources from the University of New Brunswick and her Change Management Certificate from Mount Royal University. Sharon has served as First Vice President and President at BPW Calgary. She participated in the 46th biennial national convention as a delegate when BPW Canada marked the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights at the Global Centre For Pluralism and attended the SDG Gala in Ottawa.
HERO AZAR , Vice President Membership
HERO AZAR is adjudicator with the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, where she assists tenants and landlords by providing expedient and fair resolutions to disputes. Her background includes experience in the not-for-profit sector, and she has worked in various administrative law roles within the Government of Alberta in the last eight years. Hero holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, where she studied International Development Studies and Political Science. She is presently preparing to become a Certified Mediator. Hero volunteers in our local community, and the causes closest to her heart involve advancing women’s issues, supporting the elderly, and delivering conflict resolution workshops.
KRISTEN STEAD, Vice President Communications
KRISTEN STEAD is a Business Systems Manager for Qualico with a background in communications. Born and raised in Calgary, she graduated from the Business Administration program at SAIT in 2006 and has spent the last 14 years working in both non-profit and corporate sectors. Her experience in nonprofit focused on communications; managing social media, events, newsletters and websites. In her current role, she is required to identify business needs, manage change and mentor a team of staff. She has a passion for identifying and implementing positive change which has been the main driver in her career growth and what led her to join BPW Calgary.
JULIA BOZZOLAN FERNANDES, Vice President Young BPW
JULIA BOZZOLAN FERNANDES graduated from Bow Valley College with her Business Administration Diploma in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management. She served as President of the Supply Chain Students Club and participated in the Mentorship Program at the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Calgary. Julia has worked for a national Canadian women’s fashion retailer with over 130 convenient locations across Canada and an online platform. Her goal is to contribute meaningfully to the operational efficiency of a company through procurement, logistics, supplier relations, and inventory management. Julia is passionate about supporting young women who are thinking of starting a new career, furthering their education and developing their network.
LARYSA TROYANOVSKA, Treasurer
LARYSA TROYANOVSKA is an Investment Advisor at Servus Wealth Strategies. She obtained her Personal Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner designations and is currently in the final stages of completing her Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree through Athabasca University. Larysa is passionate about educating her clients on various financial fitness topics and seeing them excel in reaching their financial goals through the holistic planning strategies put in action together. Her dedication has led her to become a recipient of the much-honored President’s Award of Excellence in 2019. Outside of work, she loves giving back to the community by volunteering on the Board of one of local Rotary Clubs. In her spare time, Larysa enjoys gardening and going for walks with her French bulldog.
ANNA MAZUR, Secretary
ANNA MAZUR is a Program Coordinator for “Computer Training for Integration and Community Engagement” at the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society. She has previously been a Program Coordinator for “Employment Preparation and Computer Training For Employment” also. Anna earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business and Marketing from Silesian School of Economics and Languages in Poland. She is a Human Resources Professional and has participated in BPW Calgary’s Mentorship Program as a Mentor. Her background includes over ten years in multiple HR functions, including recruiting and selection, evaluation, HR administration, employee on-boarding, relocation as well as learning and development. Anna also possesses over thirteen years of experience in international conference planning and event management.
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Mentorship Chairperson, Community Liaison, Policy and Advocacy Chairperson as well as Programs and Events Chairperson.