Saba is in her second year of her Bachelor of Commerce After-Degree majoring in Marketing. She is also a member of the Cooperative Education program currently working for the City of Edmonton as a Marketing Student. When she’s not in the office, she’s probably watching it on Netflix. Saba previously graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Political Science. Her education has enabled her to reach the far ends of the world while studying at home in Edmonton. Entrenched in many new and unique perspectives while in Political Science, Saba has built a strong awareness and compassionate understanding of the world we live in.
Her passion for NEW began with a walk through clubs fair on her first day at the Alberta School of Business. She connected to the vision of NEW immediately and was certain that it was something that she had to be a part of. Through academic and personal exposure, including acute revelations over phenomena such as Beyoncé’s Run The World (Girls), Saba took cognizance of the status of women in society and the importance of empowering this group. One of the ways she aspires to ignite a positive change in this area is by joining NEW.
In her free time you can find her waiting too long in line at Starbucks, scrolling for too long on Netflix only to reluctantly press play on her initial choice, or arriving at the theatre unnecessarily early before the movie begins in order to subside the anxiety of having to sit through a feature film in less-than-desirable seats.
Brianna is going into her fifth and final year at the Alberta School of Business to complete her Bachelor of Commerce in Cooperative Education degree. Her major is Business Economics and Law because she wanted to learn about market forces and policy, and subsequently, how they affect society. Following her undergrad, Brianna hopes to further her education by attending Law School, aspiring to use her voice to further social justice initiatives.
Throughout University, Brianna has been involved with numerous extracurricular activities, namely 5 Days for the Homeless, the Alberta Non-Profit Association, and the Youth Restorative Action Project. This year, she chose to become involved with the Network of Empowered Women because of its meaningful contributions to everyone in business. To her, NEW is about fostering relationships that fuel career opportunities and building a community that values the diversity in everyone’s contributions, and who doesn’t want that?
During the week you can find Brianna in the library (most likely napping), but good luck catching her on the weekends, as she is probably either at the lake or in the mountains!
Makena is a motivated undergraduate student at the Alberta School of Business, pursuing a double major in Business Economics and Finance. Alongside classes, she has become involved in numerous campus initiatives based in social entrepreneurship, journalism, and female empowerment. Within Makena’s internship at Alberta Treasury Board and Finance she continues to support community causes, volunteering as Campaign Writer on the ministry’s United Way committee.
On campus, you can spot Makena in eHUB, the university’s start-up incubator, or in the library working off her laptop. In the future, Makena aspires to work in organizations that prioritize social and environmental causes alongside profit, and considers launching her own social enterprise. Either way, she brings an entrepreneurial mindset to each activity she pursues, and is proud to be part of the Network of Empowered Women’s discussions around gender parity.