Board Members, 2021/2022
NIMET MANJI, 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 and as First Vice President at BPW Calgary.
DAYO ADESOLA, First Vice President
DAYO ADESOLA is the founder and principal consultant at Addy Visas & Immigration Consulting. She trained as a lawyer in Nigeria and is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant serving clients based in Nigeria, the Caribbean, Europe and Australia. Dayo’s work experience also includes the areas of human resources, employment and labor law, pension management and education management. She has been an instructor at the Academy of Learning & Career College.
Currently, Dayo serves as the Chairperson of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Business and Professional Women of Alberta (BPW Alberta). She assisted in finalizing the resolution on “Independent federal oversight to ensure health and safety of essential workers.” In her spare time, Dayo enjoys reading legal thrillers, cooking and volunteering in the community.
SHARON IRVINE, Immediate Past President
SHARON IRVINE is an accomplished leader in Human Resources and assists organizations with critical transformation. She has been the Manager of Total Rewards at the Calgary Stampede and obtained her BBA in Human Resources from the University of New Brunswick and her Change Management Certificate from Mount Royal University. She has also completed Board Governance training at Bow Valley College. Sharon served as President of BPW Calgary (2018-2020) after serving as First Vice-President. When she is not working or volunteering Sharon enjoys spending time in the mountains, whether it’s skiing in winter or hiking in summer, as well as exploring all that Calgary and area has to offer with her son & family.
ANNA MAZUR, Vice President Membership
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.
BROOKE DEAN, Vice President Communications
BROOKE DEAN currently runs her own wealth management practice, BMD Financial with Raymond James Ltd. Prior to that, she ran a successful practice at another financial firm for 12 years. In addition to her Certified Financial Planning designation, she also holds the Trust & Estate Practitioner designation and Registered Retirement Consultant designation. Brooke is a third-generation financial planner which has allowed her to benefit from long term values in the financial planning industry. Brooke mentors’ women in the financial industry as she is an advocate for helping more women succeed in a male dominated profession. When she isn’t working, Brooke enjoys hiking, cycling and kickboxing.
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.
CANDACE LAPP, Secretary
CANDACE LAPP is a graduate of Bow Valley College with a background in Business Administration and Human Resources. She also has acquired certification as a Hospital Unit Clerk and as a Medical Office Assistant. Candace possesses the ability to multi task in a fast paced environment while focusing on team building and delivering the highest level of service. She has previous work experience as an Administrative Assistant at the Alberta Health Services and the department of child and family services. Candace has been an independent business owner and esthetician at Lavender Esthetics. In her spare time, she has volunteered as an Arts Instructor at Carewest Innovative Health care. Candace was presented with the Aboriginal Culture Awareness Certificate at The Aboriginal Round Dance.
Mentorship: Tracy Harrington
Programs and Events: Vacant
Policy and Advocacy: Vacant
Young BPWs: Vacant
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