Leduc’s Leading Women Brunch Event
November 3rd, 2018. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Best Western Premier Denham Inn & Suites, 5207 50th Avenue, Leduc, AB T9E 6V3
Featuring panel discussions on Women in Politics and Immigrant women new to the Canadian way of life.
Limited childcare subsidy available. Contact Sandra McIntosh at email@example.com
Transit bus stop #112
Leduc Transit Information: https://www.leductransit.ca/routes-and-schedules
10:00 am: Networking
10:30 am: Brunch
11:00 am: Program Begins
11:05 am: Leduc’s Leading Women Overview
11:15 am: Moderated Panel Discussion
- Confirmed Speakers
- Tanni Doblanko, Leduc County Mayor
- Beverly Beckett, City of Leduc Councillor
- Lin Rehn, Town of Calmar Councillor
- Florence Murota, Local Entrepreneur
- Speaker bios can be found at the bottom of this page
11:45 am: Conclusion
11:50 am: Networking
1:00 pm: Event Ends
Mayor Tanni Doblanko
Tanni Doblanko was elected to Leduc County council in 2013 and was re-elected for her second four-year term on Oct. 16, 2017. Tanni was appointed mayor for a one-year term on Oct. 24, 2017.
Tanni brings strong leadership and team-building skills to Leduc County council, enabling the team to take a larger leadership role in both local and regional governance. Tanni firmly believes in leading and supporting change from a stand-alone political viewpoint to a regional, holistic decision-making approach.
Tanni is dedicated to agriculture and is a strong advocate for preserving and maintaining agricultural land. Through her work on the Regional Agriculture Master Plan (RAMP) task force, she is able to share her passion for land and local food producers on a regional level.
Prior to her career in politics, Tanni was an assistant superintendent with the Edmonton Public School Board. Tanni lives in Leduc County and operates a cow calf operation with her husband.
Councillor Beverley Beckett
Beverly Beckett was born and raised in Saskatchewan, following Grade 12 graduation, she moved to Alberta and has lived here since. She moved to Leduc in 1977 and is a Registered Massage Therapist, certified at MacEwan University. She is a former owner of a downtown business and held a professional practice for 33 years. She has two adult sons, three step sons and one step daughter, seven grandchildren, and two great-grand sons.
She is the past chair of Leduc Downtown Progress Association, director of MacLab Centre for the Performing Arts, past director of Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce, current chair of finance at St. David’s United Church, director of Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, and director of Caring Communities (United Way). Beverly sat on the board that created the City of Leduc Heraldic Coat of Arms, Flag and Badge in 2004. She received a 2010 Citizen of Distinction award and her philosophy is to ‘bloom where you are planted.’ She enjoys life serving Leduc in many capacities.
Councillor Lin Rehn
Lin Rehn was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and moved out west to Calmar, AB in January of 2014. Lin has been an advocate and Residential Councillor for developmentally challenged individuals and has worked in Human Resource Management where her focus was as a staffing specialist. Lin has also volunteered as Team Leader for Victim Services.
Since moving to Calmar, Lin has been actively involved in the community and liked to attend council meetings to stay informed. Lin has served as a board member and Chairperson of the Calmar Economic Development Committee, a member of the Calmar & District Recreation Board, the past president of Calmar’s Communities in Bloom and she is a past member of Calmar’s Crime Prevention Group. On October of 2017, Lin was elected to Calmar Town Council
Entrepreneur, Florence Murota
Florence Murota is the Founder of Brighter Financial Solutions. She believes in the strength that women can exude and pull together as a positive force to build a family, home and community. She strongly believes that a woman who can lead and nurture other women will create success in helping build each other up. Breaking ceilings and barriers is something she believes we can all do and is not just for a chosen few.
Florence is an African Canadian mother to two daughters and one son. She has never believed in barriers and says, “If I cannot make it one way, there must be another way I can do things.” She believes in self-evaluation first whenever criticized and uses it as a vehicle to grow. Being a woman comes with many challenges and being an immigrant woman of a visible minority looking to be in business comes with even more challenges. When many would stop in their tracks and dare not to dream, Florence tackles these challenges head on.
She hopes to reach out to every woman, daughter, mother, single-mother and sister from any background, whether it be nationality, rich, poor or middle class, to understand that although individually there may not be the resources needed to realize an individual’s dreams, there is another woman out there who walked that same journey and is ready to give a hand with knowledge, contacts and supports to make the vision a reality.