Ringette - Field Hockey | Canada
Carolina Romeo is an elite Ringette and Field Hockey player who represented Team Canada in World Championships. Carolina became the youngest female athlete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport in 2008 when, at the age of 15, she played her first field hockey game for the University of Calgary. While a student at the University of Calgary, Carolina was a Chancellor’s Club Scholar and a Canada Top 20 Under 20 recipient. She played in the Canada Winter Games, became a National Champion, organized a sports camp for underprivileged kids, and coached various sports teams. Upon completing her Mechanical Engineering degree with a Biomedical Specialization (with Distinction), Carolina moved to Vancouver to train with the national women’s field hockey team, competing in the 2013 Junior World Cup in Germany before returning to Calgary to start her engineering career. Carolina is a Completions Engineer for Shell, working both in the office and on-site locations including an off-coast drillship, in the USA, and was the first women supervisor in her company to work in Argentina for complete operations. Carolina continued to play in the National Ringette League until 2017. In her time off during field work, Carolina has traveled to 40 countries to explore new cultures, try new things and meet new people. Carolina enjoys learning and truly believes that “the more you know, the less you know!” She coaches and tutors, most recently coaching the U18 Women’s Alberta field hockey team.
COO | Canadian Chamber of Commerce
MENTOR | IWF Canada
Jackie King is a proven business and people leader, with almost 20 years of experience in strategic communications for strategic planning and business administration. Currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada's largest and most influential business association, Jackie is responsible for leading the executive and management teams in the development and execution of the organization's strategic plan; overseeing the operational and financial performance of the organization; and strengthening relationships with key external stakeholders. Prior to joining the Chamber, Jackie spent almost 19 years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, the country's top-ranked public relations and public affairs consultancy. She joined the firm in 1999 and advanced through the ranks from an entry level intern to executive leadership. In her final role with the firm, Jackie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hill+Knowlton Strategies' Ottawa office, where she was responsible for developing and executing the corporate plan and accountable for strategic direction and performance of the office and its people. Simultaneously, Jackie led and managed multiple, complex national and international client files, and has counseled boards, senior executives and officials. She has developed and led the execution of integrated, sustainable, results-driven strategies for clients in almost every sector and industry in the Canadian economy. Jackie holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Carleton University, graduated with honors from the Algonquin College Public Relations program, and has completed both the Canadian Securities Course and the Strategic Management of Investor Relations Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Jackie also taught the Public Relations course to fourth year journalism students at Carleton University. She is currently a member of the national board of the International Women's Forum Canada, is a member of the executive committee of the Ottawa chapter of the International Women’s Forum Canada, sits on the executive team of the board of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a member of the community advisory committee of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Center.