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Alison Kirkland, CEO

Alison was named the inaugural CEO of WEOC in September 2019 but has been working with women entrepreneurs for close to 20 years. A seasoned communications professional, she joined the team of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba in 2002 where she spearheaded the re-development of the Centre’s brand, the creation of a comprehensive training program and participated in the development of innovative programming and funding initiatives. An APEC-IBIZ Certified Small Business Counsellor, Alison has worked directly with women entrepreneurs at various business stages and in urban and rural communities throughout Manitoba. Over the past seven years, she has travelled to Ukraine and Vietnam to share knowledge and best practices gained as a result Canada’s support for women entrepreneurs.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Alison is an active board member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Email Alison: [email protected]


Chantal Herriot, Executive Administrator

Lindsay Stewart Glor, Communications Manager

Jessica Pang-Parks, Membership and Engagement Manager

Orycia Karpa, Communications Coordinator


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