Axis Connects welcomes inaugural CEO, Nuvyn Peters

CALGARY, AB, – Axis Connects board chair, Heather Culbert, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nuvyn Peters, Chief Executive Officer.

Peters joins Axis as a seasoned executive with a track record of achievement in campaigns, community engagement, leadership development and strategy. “I am delighted to have Nuvyn at the helm of Axis as the organization continues to accelerate efforts to advance gender diversity in leadership,” notes Culbert.

Last year, Peters launched a consulting firm, Peters & Associates, committed to helping nonprofit organizations amplify their vision and impact. In her previous role as VP, Advancement at the University of Calgary, Peters led the ambitious $1.3B Energize campaign. Peters’ unique vision to develop a culture of lifelong philanthropic engagement earned the University of Calgary a place on the Globe and Mail’s list of the top 25 fundraising institutions in Canada.

As CEO of Axis Connects, Peters will lead the organization in its mission to advance gender diversity in leadership. “Gender diversity at the leadership table matters and I am honored to build upon Axis’ tremendous success. This is an organization committed to changing leadership: through its programs, workshops, networks and events, Axis supports and propels women in their leadership journey,” says Peters.

Peters first earned her reputation as a philanthropic leader as Development Director of the Tahirih Justice Centre, an organization in Washington, DC that protects women and girls fleeing human rights abuses and gender-based persecution. Through subsequent leadership positions, including management of Georgetown University’s $1.5B campaign, Peters continues to be an influential leader. She was named one of Canada’s top newsmakers of the week by Maclean’s magazine, and is a recipient of Avenue magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2016) and Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2018).

Organizational Profile

Axis Connects is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing gender diversity in the business community. With over 4,000 individuals in its network, Axis creates and facilitates programs, workshops, mentorship opportunities and networking events geared at advancing more women into positions of leadership. Axis Connects also hosts the annual Calgary Influential Women in Business awards, to be held on April 12th. This event recognizes 6 outstanding individuals, (5 women and 1 man), for their significant accomplishments in leadership and championing women’s initiatives.

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