About Axis Connects

Axis Connects is changing leadership. From the c-suite to the boardroom, we support and accelerate the advancement and recognition of gender diversity throughout our business community.

We believe that gender diversity at the leadership table matters. Through Axis Connects’ programs, workshops, networks, and events, we support women in their journey towards leadership positions and professional potential.

Axis Connects curates events that support professional development and networking across multiple industries. Our free membership platform provides events, programs, and workshops for women in business to connect and advance career opportunitnies.

Axis Connects Programs

Career Development
Dialogue Sessions

Engage in workshops facilitated by Axis Connects in partnership with strategic consultants and industry leaders designed to empower members with valuable resources, tools, and professional connections essential for navigating today’s diverse business landscape

Lunch With A Leader

Designed to provide Axis Connects members with valuable opportunities to gain insights, mentorship, and network with senior professionals in various industries. We aim to inspire and empower our members by exposing them to diverse perspectives and experiences. These events book up fast so sign up today!

Networking Events

Our regular Networking Events offer opportunities to meet other proffessionals in your field, share ideas, and make connections to further your career goals.

Axis Connects Board

Arun Chandrasekaran

Head of Energy Investment Banking at National Bank Financial

Heather Culbert

Board Chair and Co-founder of Axis Connects & Board Ready Women, Independent Board Director

Dawn de Lima

Executive Vice-President, TC Energy

Jenna Kaye
Jenna Kaye

CEO, Odyssey Trust Company

Jennifer Koury

Independent Director

John Kousinioris

President & CEO, TransAlta

Rich Kruger

President & CEO, Suncor

Catherine Samuel

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault

Marnie Smith

Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Katie Smith-Parent

BD, Industry Diversification, Spartan Controls

Curtis Stange

President & CEO, ATB Financial

Management Team

Nuvyn Peters
Nuvyn Peters


Amber Griffith
Amber Griffith

Executive Director

Alexis Berezan
Alexis Berezan

Director, Programs and Partnerships

Claire Edwards
Claire Edwards

Program Manager

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