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The Power of Mentorship

Do you remember the days when you were just starting your career? The time following graduation can often feel unsettled as recent grads take their first steps into the working world, and try to figure out where they want to go. Mentorship can make all the difference at this stage of life — and, as it happens, throughout a career. The Saskatchewan Leaders Panel at the 2024 Inspiring Leadership Forum looks at the power of mentorship and the connections made possible through learning from the experience of others.

On March 27, 2024 five Saskatchewan women leading in their fields will take to the Forum stage to engage in a moderated conversation about how mentorship has shaped their lives, and how through mentoring, they are able to pay it forward.

Jennifer Dubois

Jennifer Dubois BAdmin’15 from George Gordon First Nation embarked on her entrepreneurial journey in 2007 with a home-based salon. Through perseverance and support, she transitioned from a family kitchen into a dedicated space, realizing her dream in 2017. These days she employs qualified Indigenous stylists and estheticians, and offers a professional space for learning Indigenous protocols.

Susan Flett

Susan Flett BAdmin’93 is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan (LGS), a commercial Crown Corporation responsible for the conduct and management of VLTs, casinos, lotteries, and online gaming in Saskatchewan. She previously served as President and CEO of Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SaskGaming), a wholly owned subsidiary of LGS.

Charlene Gavel

Charlene Gavel BAdmin’94 is President and CEO of SaskTel. She has held positions with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Financial Services, and at Information Services Corporation (ISC) as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Celina Philpot

Celina Philpot is CEO of Conexus Credit Union. Celina believes in the power of lifelong learning and holds several degrees and certificates, including a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, and a Project Management Professional designation.

Bernice Richard

Bernice Richard is the COO of Custom Agricultural Intelligence Inc. and will moderate the panel discussion. Her expertise in biochemistry, market research, and financial planning contributes to her hands-on approach in overseeing all aspects of the organization.

Learn more and get your livestream tickets to the 2024 Inspiring Leadership Forum presented by TD!

A highlight of the one-day Inspiring Leadership Forum, the Saskatchewan Leaders Panel offers insights into the career arcs of these trailblazing women, their contributions to their fields, and opportunities to learn about the transformative potential of professional mentorships through the stories they will share.

The 2024 Inspiring Leadership Forum presented by TD is on March 27. Livestream tickets are still available — and are an unparalleled professional development opportunity. Learn more about the Forum and get your tickets here.

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Speaker Sponsor

Thank you to SGI Canada for being the speaker sponsor for the Inspiring Leadership Forum.