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The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a strong network of female donors that engage together on social issues impacting Calgarians. The WLC provides meaningful opportunities for women to connect with each other and their communities as philanthropists, volunteers, and as leaders. Membership is open to individuals who contribute $1,200 or more annually to United Way of Calgary and Area.

Member Benefits

  • Receive invitations to exclusive educational and networking events with passionate, like-minded women
  • Learn about women's social issues
  • Receive updates on the WLC's work through newsletters
  • Hear and share women's leadership stories
  • Be recognized as a WLC member in the annual Honour Roll

For more information on the Women's Leadership Council, please email us at .


Jill's Story

Meet Jill, a local Calgarian with a unique story. When Jill's father was diagnosed with dementia, her family was devastated.

But they knew there was help. Hear how United Way has impacted her family.

Women's Leadership Committee


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Susan Swan


Community Leader

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Rhiannon MacDonnell Mesler, PhD

Vice Chair

Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge (Calgary Campus)

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Stephanie Pankratz, MPACC, CPA, CA

Vice Chair

Senior Manager, Audit, KMPG


Suzanne Polyak

Supervisor of Internal Communications, Pembina Pipeline Corporation

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Janet Soles

Community Leader


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Shell Canada Limited is a proud WLC Sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting the Woman's Leadership Council program, please contact us.