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Karen MacKenzie

Karen MacKenzie

Expert Panelist

Scotia Place Tower 3

10072 Jasper Ave. Suite 239

Edmonton, AB

T5J 1V8

T (587) 350-7931

Karen  MacKenzie  is a member of the expert panel of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation (CCPC) and a Senior Advisor with Navigator working out of the Edmonton office.  Karen is the President of  MacKintosh  Canada, an Indigenous owned, international consulting company and  PeopleBest  Canada, an artificial intelligence company that is a revolutionary, simple, and powerful way to look at what makes success happen inside people, teams, and organizations by providing the data, analytics and metrics.  Karen  is a proud Cree-Métis woman.  Karen’s scale of experience through business ownership, academic and senior leadership positions, as well as her understanding of the changing world and its need for transformational leadership will drive the work that she does with CCPC.

Karen brings her traditional knowledge of Indigenous ways into the contemporary workplace as this wisdom and way of being reflect “wise practices of purpose driven individuals, communities and organizations”.  She is committed to the “Calls to Action” from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is an advocate for the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Currently she is serving on the Edmonton Police Commission, serving on the  Finance and Audit  and  HR  Committees. Karen was also selected by the Edmonton Catholic School board to serve on their Circle of Elders, which is heralded as a wise practice across Canada enabling greater success rates for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit learners.  She is a Senior Advisor and mentor to the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University and was recently appointed as one of two members for Alberta to the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.  Most recently, she was recognized as an Albertan  SHEInnovates  leader under  the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC).  The GICC is a dynamic partnership between United Nations Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and non-profit institutions  focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.  She is a board member of  “Honouring Indigenous Peoples”  a national Rotary initiative.