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Inspiring Leadership Forum
University of Regina

Inspiring Leadership Forum 2022 Presented by TD

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The University of Regina’s Inspiring Leadership Forum is a premier leadership development event that is focused on women in leadership - the challenges they face, the strengths they possess, their resilience and compassion. This Forum brings people together from Saskatchewan and beyond to hear the inspirational stories of internationally renowned leaders, to connect with others and, in so doing, support the development of future young leaders through the scholarships funded by this Forum.

About ILF 2022

We are pleased to announce that we are back in-person on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 for University of Regina’s Inspiring Leadership Forum 2022 presented by TD. Space is limited so get your tickets early! As exciting as it is to be back in person and enjoy the high-quality networking and learning experience you’ve come to associate with the Forum, we recognize there are those who may prefer an online experience due to distance, convenience or comfort levels. For 2022, we are offering the best of both worlds. Join us in-person at the International Trade Centre, Evraz Place or online via our virtual event platform.

For the in-person event, masks are mandatory and proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered by an external agency, will be required upon entry.

This year’s theme, Happy on Purpose, inspires us to choose joy. When faced with challenges, a focus on happiness can help pull us through dark times, making us stronger and more resilient now and in the future. “We live in challenging times with issues and circumstances that may overwhelm people. It is time to share stories and tools and resources that may help us care for ourselves in a compassionate manner. Through our speakers and personal shared experiences we will be Happy on Purpose” says Pam Klein, Chair of the Forum and Chancellor of the University of Regina.

Introducing Our Speakers

Colette Carlson

Colette Carson

Human Behaviour Expert, Founder of Speak Your Truth Inc.

At the heart of every interaction between a leader and a team member is a connection. How to make those connections effective, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread woven into every one of Colette’s presentations. Colette teaches audiences how to transform relationships through the power of connected conversations.

Jenn Harper

Jenn Harper

Social Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty

An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics. She quickly made a name for herself in the beauty industry, delivering her pitch on the hit CBC show, Dragons’ Den. In 2019, she was named one of Chatelaine magazine’s Women of the Year.

Cheekbone Beauty is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand. With the concept of a circular economy instilled in the brand’s ethos, their latest line of products propelled Cheekbone Beauty to become leaders in a new segment of the beauty industry: Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty.

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder

Juno-Award-Winning Musician; Mental Health Advocate

For Serena Ryder, music is medicine. Her raw and earnest songwriting, and beautifully electric live performances, have made her a favourite amongst fans, peers, and critics alike. The award-winning singer-songwriter has won six prestigious JUNO Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award, and a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music – Original Song.

In 2018, Ryder received the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award and she has been the face of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign for several years.

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