Board Members, 2022/2023
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.
CARLAMAY SHERMATA, First Vice President
CARLAMAY SHEREMATA is a burgeoning entrepreneur with businesses including a luxury consignment clothing store, and a consulting firm that addresses many of the needs of ethnocultural communities and at-risk youth. She has a vibrant and contagious passion for empowering women to empower themselves as well as to work with them to achieve their potential by helping them feel and look great. Carlamay has gained a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience which she applies to her business ventures, through her twenty years of service with the Calgary Police Service. Carlamay also serves the greater Calgary community through her volunteer efforts with not-for-profit organizations such as Gems for Gems and Hopes Cradle.
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.
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.
HILARY FRASER – Vice President for Young BPW members
HILARY FRASER has recently accepted a position at RBC as a Career Launch Associate after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University. She spent a semester at University of Malta as part of her Study Abroad Program and explored Europe while making global connections. Hilary attended the National Sports School (NSS) and was a high-performance athlete competing nationally and internationally in synchronized swimming for 11 years. At NSS, she participated in the Speaker’s Bureau to share her experiences with young students and to promote participation in sports. Hilary also co- founded the Dalhousie Running Club and finished off with a half marathon. As a high school student, Hilary was awarded the school’s Citizenship Award. Outside of work, she is an avid runner, hiker, skier and fly fisher. Hilary was born and raised in Calgary.
IMMA DIKE-SHITTU – Treasurer
Imma Dike-Shittu is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Director at Beacon Accounting Services. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from University of Lagos and has over 15 years of experience as a Management Accountant. Imma’s work experience has included operational, reporting, financial analysis and consolidation for public companies with revenue in excess of $100M. She has extensive experience with varied industries, including construction, technology, oil and gas, transport, retail services and not-for-profit. Imma has briefly worked internationally in public practice auditing various organizations. Imma is a dedicated volunteer and has contributed her professional expertise to local and global organizations such as Rotary International, Salvation Army, Lightning Strikes Toastmaster and Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.
ARTI SINGH-KUMAR , Secretary
ARTI SINGH-KUMAR is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and a Licensed Commissioner For Oaths who is currently employed as a legal administrative assistant at Gowling WLG an international law firm. Arti’s areas of experience include Corporate, Oil and Gas, Wills and Estates, as well as Immigration. She has a strong background in research, development of contracts, and preparation of legal cases. Arti graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts degree focused on South Asian Studies. She earned her certificate in Immigration Laws, Policies and Procedures at University of British Columbia. Arti has been an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). She is a graduate of SAIT where she was granted her legal assistant diploma with honours almost two decades ago.
Vice President of Membership: Vacant
Chairperson for Policy and Advocacy: Vacant
Chairperson for Resolutions: Vacant
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