Anastasia Qupee will be the keynote speaker for a Ovations Leadership Lunch and Learn session in Corner Brook in April.
The session will be one of four to take place in the province as part of the provincial government’s commitment to supporting women in leadership through outreach and professional development initiatives.
“The Ovations Leadership Lunch and Learn sessions provide a great opportunity for women in different regions across the province to hear first-hand the experiences of Newfoundland and Labrador women leaders,” said Joan Shea, the minister responsible for the Status of Women in a prepared release.
“The keynote speakers are women who are tremendous leaders, and by sharing their stories, will provide others with valuable learning opportunities.”
Qupee is one such woman.
An Innu woman from Sheshatshiu, Qupee was the first female chief in her community serving from 2004 to 2010. She also served as a board member on Innu Nation, Labrador Grenfell Regional Authority and is involved in a number of joint businesses.
She is a strong advocate of healthy living, she always makes a point of doing things to take care of herself to avoid illness and to provide a good balance between work and home life.
Qupee is currently the human resources director for the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation.
The Corner Brook session will be held on April 11 at the Greenwood Inn from noon to 2 p.m.
Iris Petten will speak at a session in Clarenville on Feb. 21 and Anne Whelan will speak in Grand Falls-Windsor on March 7 and Happy Valley-Goose Bay on May 9