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Leadership in Action

February 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST

Join us on February 19th as we hear from two more incredible female leaders in our “Leadership in Action” event! In the second of our series, Shae MacPherson will moderate a discussion with large enterprise leaders, Tasha Giroux (RBC’s Regional Vice President for Commercial Financial Services in Alberta & Territories), and Kathy Fitzgerald (University of Alberta’s Interim Director, Planned Giving).

Come learn about transformational leadership within this sector, and hear how great leaders are empowering people through authentic, inclusive leadership.

Your Speaker, Kathy Fitzgerald:

Kathy Fitzgerald has worked as a professional fundraiser in Edmonton serving organizations of various sizes and purposes since 1993. A passion for philanthropy and a strong belief in the impact it has on society at home and around the world is what drives Kathy to do better each day.

Kathy is currently the Interim Director, Planned Giving at the University of Alberta where she works with an outstanding team of fundraising professionals across the campus. She believes that working collaboratively is the key to achieving success – both for donors and the programs they support. Kathy is honoured to lead a team that helps alumni and friends develop thoughtful gift plans that will ultimately build a better society for us all.

Kathy has a daughter with a passion for the Arts, which makes Kathy a self-proclaimed Patron of the Arts and “professional audience member”! When Kathy is not watching theatre, you can find her at home knitting socks with her cat.

Your Speaker, Tasha Giroux:

As Regional Vice President for Business Financial Services in Alberta & Territories, Tasha leads a team of professionals providing multifaceted financial services and superior advice for business clients.

Through diverse industry specialization, RBC’s business financial services professionals deliver a differentiated client experience. They provide a complete range of services to meet each client’s specific needs, from sophisticated cash and treasury management services to all forms of credit solutions.

In her career spanning over 28 years at RBC, Tasha brings in-depth experience and understanding of financial services, business management and performance, and superior client service. She’s held a range of leadership roles, including Regional Operating Officer before moving into Business Markets.

Tasha holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Winnipeg and her Personal Financial Planner designation. She is an active community volunteer and has served on the Board of the YWCA of Calgary. She currently sits on the STARS Air Ambulance Board. She is engaged in a number of community Advisory Committees, supporting key stakeholders in education, policymaking and private enterprise. She is an active ambassador of the RBC Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint including regular external engagements in support of inclusive workplaces. Outside of work, Tasha enjoys many sporting activities and spending time with her husband and two children Zachary and Mackenzie, both University of Alberta students.


Meet Shae MacPherson, Your Moderator:

Shae is a dedicated and passionate professional with over 20 years of experience in private business. Shae has had the privilege of supporting and leading in all areas of business – operations, finance, marketing, human resources and strategic planning.  Her diversified experience and commitment to building healthy powerful teams are what drives her to not only create practical strategic plans with team alignment but to integrate them effectively as well.  We are lucky to have Shae as one of our Executive Directors, as well! Shae is skilled at facilitation and is genuinely dedicated to helping others reach their leadership potential. 


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