Ashley is community spirited. Born and raised in Sitansisk, St-Mary’s First Nation, in Fredericton, NB, she spent many years volunteering for various community events and prides herself at giving back to the community she loves. She has recently joined the Bilijk Health Center as a Project Delivery Manager and is also a partner of KISAPEMTOLTIPON Facilitation Services, specialising in KAIROS blanket exercises. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Policy, is certified in Mental Health First Aid, a trained birth and post partum doula and is finishing a MA in Reconciliation studies.
“We are all walking each other home.”
Dominique has been passionate about business and marketing since a young age. As soon as she has the opportunity to help an entrepreneur accelerate his or her business or to help a manager improve their work, she takes the opportunity to advance projects, ideas, causes and businesses across the province. Her company, located in Edmundston, is called DB Solutions Marketing because her approach is focused on solutions and action! Dominique is currently Vice-President of the Réseau échange femmes en affaires du Madawaska (RÉFAM) and Vice-President of the Escale MadaVic Foundation.“Absolutely nothing is out of reach. Whatever you want is possible if you work for it.”
Katie is a sought-after strategic consultant, helping clients resolve business and communications challenges quickly and proactively. With two degrees followed by 26 years in marketing and communications, she is a skilled strategist, creative director, and copywriter.
She is also very involved in her community as a Board member of Symphony NB and Achieve Literacy, Executive member of Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative, and the Co-founder of See Jane Run, a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and supporting women who are interested in running for municipal office.
“I never wanted to be a politician or elected person myself, so I loved to work for other women who did—and hope that more girls will do that. The problem is the feeling that we’re divided from politics, that our vote doesn’t count or what we do doesn’t count. In fact, everything we do counts.”
- Gloria Steinem
“I am very inspired by the philosophy and wisdom of the Indigenous people, especially the Mi’kmaq whom I know best.”
Lyne Chantal Boudreau
The professor and researcher in education administration at the Université de Moncton and businesswoman, Lynn Chantal is very involved in causes aimed at reducing family and spousal violence. She is a recipient of the 2022 VIVE Community Champion Award and the 2020 NB Dialogue Award, recognizing her dedication to this cause. Many committees benefit from her expertise, including the QMJHL’s Player Assistance Program Advisory Committee, the Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre, the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign and the Université de Moncton’s Women and Gender Equality Committee. Lyne Chantal is from Shippagan and lives in Moncton.
“Together, let’s create a world without violence where the culture of consent occupies a primary place in all our actions!”
Mama Phylomene Zangio
Thanks to her strong relationships with her allies and her perseverance, Phylomene fights for the rights of black women. She denounces the inequalities that exist between women and women/women and men that have long existed in our society. Despite a lot of difficulties, she refuses to let herself down. She never loses her smile and never fails to bring good humour and inspiration around her. Among her many volunteer community activities, she is a member of the NB Judicial Council and an active and founding member of the NB Council of African Descent, which aims to support the rights and interests of Black people, but above all to combat discrimination and try to draw the attention of governments to their concerns. She was the first co-chair of the New Brunswick Women’s Council, founding member of the Regroupement féministe du N.-B, and served on the boards of the Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women, the SANB, the Greater Moncton Multicultural Association (MAGMA) and the CAFI.
“I have accepted to live as an Afican mother. It is the only way for me to live with dignity. ”
Norma Dubé admits that retirement simply gave her more time to get more involved in the causes she cherishes. During her career in the New Brunswick Public Service, she worked primarily in the areas of social policy. Her most rewarding experience was contributing to equality and equity issues for women. A founding member of the Women for 50% movement, Norma is active in the Association des ainés francophones du N.-B., the Fergusson Foundation, the Association des ainés de la Capitale pour l'apprentissage et le mieux-être and the NB Breast and Women’s Cancer Partnership
"It’s not about adding days to our lives, it’s about adding life to our lives."
Robyn Tingley is a globally experienced communications and HR executive for a Fortune 100, board advisor and diversity champion who has spoken to audiences around the world about modern and inclusive leadership. Through her company, GlassSKY, she supports corporations and governments with communications, marketing, training, and workforce strategies.
She serves on the Board of Governors of the University of New Brunswick and is immediate past Chair. She is a past Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Armed Forces’ 37 Service Battalion, and a founding member of Women for 50%, an initiative focused on greater female representation in politics. Her book, 10 Essentials for the Motivated Millennial, and her career advice have been featured in Dow Jones, Oxford Business News, Fast Company, CBS, Monster.com and more.
Robyn’s work to advance gender equality has been recognized by government and business in Europe, the United States and Canada. In 2019 she was invested into the Order of New Brunswick for her corporate and community leadership, as well as for her work to support gender equality. She has also received a Commendation from the Commander of the Canadian Army for leadership in advancing working conditions for women.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Margaret Meade
Shadwa Ramadan is passionate about human rights, intersectional feminism, and artistic resistance. She has a master’s degree in Gender studies from Canada and a master’s degree in comparative politics, sexual violence and rape from Kuwait. Shadwa moved to New Brunswick in 2021 and is employed by the New Brunswick Multicultural Council as Manager of Women and Gender Initiatives and is delighted to bring her expertise to the IMvisible NB – JeSuisVisible NB project that supports non-status, refugee and immigrant women with domestic/intimate partner violence (DIPV) experience across NB
“Love will find its way through all languages on its own."- Rumi