Board Members, 2023-2024/5
ANETA POPA, President
Aneta Popa is a Team Lead and an Employment Specialist with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. As an employment specialist, she assists professionals launch the career they desire and secure the job they need. Aneta is passionate about empowering new Canadians to accelerate their future success and support them to become thriving members of Canadian society. Aneta earned her Bachelor’s degree in General Business from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland. She is also a Certified Career Strategist. Aneta serves the greater Calgary community through her volunteer efforts with not-for-profit organizations such as Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society and Salvation Army. When she is not at work, Aneta enjoys exercising, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
NIMET MANJI, Immediate Past 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.
TANIA SANDOVAL, VP Membership
Tania Sandoval is an independent business advisor specializing in customer acquisition strategies using digital channels. She is focused on innovation and makes use of digital tools to improve management and implementation processes to identify solutions for her clients. Tania has contributed extensively in the growth of small companies. With digital customer experience expectations at an all time new high, Tania has increased her own business by up to 50% per month. Her target is mainly the Hispanic market with businesses in Canada, United States of America, Spain and Mexico. Tania obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Related Support Services from the Jannette Klein University of Mexico City. She earned her Master’s Degree at IEBS Digital Business School in Barcelona, Spain specializing in Marketing, Sales, Digital Strategy Management as well as Community Management, Company 4.0 and Social Media. Tania has also acquired a Diploma in Marketing Management from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Spain. She has been a member of BPW Calgary and an active volunteer with the Calgary Seniors’ Resource Association.
SMRITI ARORA, VP Communications
Smriti Arora is a Cultural Communications Facilitator at the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society where she is passionately driving socio-economic equity and positive change. With a strong background in Communications and Public Policy as well as a keen interest in Social Inclusion, Governance, and Community Development, Smriti’s goal is to empower newcomers in Calgary through cultural communication. Smriti earned her Masters Degree in Public Policy from St. Xavier’s College after obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Economics from Panjab University. She has held numerous research roles as intern, assistant, associate and independent researcher. Smriti has researched Alberta’s employment programs and collaborated with stakeholders including civil society organizations of Calgary as well as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on food security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inspired by Kant’s philosophy, Smriti prioritizes human dignity in all her endeavours. She is tech-savvy and values professional networking. Smriti remains dedicated to driving social change and advancing women’s empowerment to make impactful contributions to societal progress.
ADETOLA ERAS, VP Young BPWs
Adetola Eras is a project management professional with more than 12 years of expertise in overseeing diverse project portfolios, encompassing energy and renewable projects, construction endeavours, and digital transformation initiatives. Her extensive career has seen her navigate various industries, including Banking, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Energy, Education, and Information Technology. Presently, she holds the position of Sr. Scrum Master at IBM. Adetola earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and holds certifications from esteemed project management organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). She has played pivotal roles in enhancing organizational processes, leading change management programs, fostering high-performance team dynamics, and facilitating framework transitions. Adetola devotes her time to volunteer work with Slum2School, where she serves as a mentor and extends her support to underprivileged children in Lagos, ensuring they access quality education. She is a fervent advocate for women’s empowerment and the education of the girl-child.
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.
ADITI GUPTA, Secretary
Aditi Gupta is is an Accounts Payable Specialist within the Finance Department of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. For over a decade as a Senior MI Analyst in India with Fidelity International, she worked on cost optimisation exercises. Aditi also handled the collection, preparation and processing of data using financial models built in Excel. She is passionate about developing and implementing new procedures and processes that enhance financial operations. Aditi is a profound believer of giving back to the community. She has participated in BPW Calgary’s Mentorship Program. In her leisure time, Aditi enjoys travelling and exploring diverse cultures. Aditi also finds joy in cooking and experimenting with new recipes.
Committee Chairperson, 2023-2024/5
ANNA MAZUR, Chairperson – Mentorship
Anna Mazur is a Program Manager for “Computer Training for Integration and Community Engagement” and Team Lead & Outreach Counsellor for “Ukrainian Employment Project” at the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society. Anna earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business and Marketing from Silesian School of Economics and Languages in Poland. She is an HR 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. She has previously served as Vice President of Membership at BPW Calgary.
First Vice President
Communications, Resolutions, Programs and Events
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