Katherine Regnier to Speak During the Women of Influence Breakfast Presentation
Event: Women of Influence Breakfast Presentation
Location: Prairieland Park, Hall A
503 Ruth St W, Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6
Date: November 5, 2019
Coconut Software’s Founder & CEO, Katherine Regnier is set to speak during the Women of Influence Breakfast Presentation, hosted by the Edwards School of Business. Katherine will be joined by the CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Darlene Brander, and President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, Brynn Boback-Lane.
The Women of Influence Breakfast was first organized in 2002 by Edwards School of Business in partnership with University of Saskatchewan, Extension Division. Initially a small scale presentation with 80-100 attendees, this event has grown to attract audiences of over 400 who come together to celebrate three accomplished women as they speak about their leadership roles and how they achieved success in their respective fields.
A portion of the proceeds from this event go towards the Women of Influence Scholarship Award that was established to support the dreams of students wishing to pursue an education in the business field.
The Women of Influence Breakfast Presentation Panel
CEO of Wanuskewin Heritage Park
Darlene Brander oversees all operations at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, an internationally acclaimed northern plains Indigenous interpretive site that is home to more than 6,400 years of history.
A Band Member of the Red Earth Cree First Nation, Darlene holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation. An active community member, Ms. Brander sits on the following boards, Chair of the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners and the Canadian Association of Police Governance. She is a past Director for the Saskatoon Aboriginal Professional Association and the Nutrien Wonderhub.
Founder and CEO of Coconut Software
In 2011, Katherine Regnier quit her job at 3-months pregnant to solely focus on Coconut. In late 2016, after 5 years of bootstrapping the company to over a million dollars in sales, everything changed. Katherine has successfully raised $4.9M and has grown her team to over a staff of 50.
Katherine is a founding board member of Co.Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology incubator and hosted the very first Prairie Investment Forum (PIF), which was a celebration of technology and investment in the Prairies.
President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
Brynn Boback-Lane leads a provincial team in advocating and fundraising for the new provincial children’s hospital project with focused expertise in governance, marketing, public relations, and philanthropy. Brynn attended the University of Saskatchewan and received her Chartered Director (C. Dir.) designation from McMaster University.
Brynn currently sits as a member of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Hospitals of Canada, Canadian Advisory Committee for Children’s Miracle Network, Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundation Executives, and is a member of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Board of Directors.
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