NSBest Calgary Speaker Profile | Gabrielle Scrimshaw

September 4, 2018

Every year, NSB hosts the Engage Speaker Talks (#NSBest) event series across Canada to give event professionals a chance to connect, learn and gain inspiration from some of our most requested speakers. We will be in 3 cities this year, featuring speakers who will inform, engage and inspire you!

Calgary || September 7, 2018 

Ottawa || October 12, 2018

Toronto || November 1, 2018

Our Engage Calgary event features two keynote speakers set to deliver their most requested presentations on the topics that matter most to Alberta-based organizations. Today we look at #NSBest Calgary speaker Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Engage Calgary Profile 

Gabrielle Scrimshaw //
Indigenous Leadership & Education Expert

A proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation, Gabrielle is an Indigenous professional with a passion for creating social impact. Born with some daunting numbers stacked against her, she persevered and earned an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Studying international business and policy across 6 continents, co-founding the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, and penning an acclaimed piece in the New York Times about Canada’s 150 celebrations are just a few of her accomplishments. Her customized presentations provide strategic insights to help organizations build better engagement with Indigenous communities. 


Gabrielle’s Engage Calgary Presentation || Reconciliation in the Workplace
Indigenous inclusion and reconciliation in the private sector have come a long way but still have a long way to go. Getting this right is paramount to building an inclusive and just Canada. While many Canadian organizations agree with reconciliation, most don’t know where to start. What do the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action mean for the private sector?

In this presentation, Gabrielle shares her perspective as an Indigenous business professional. She explores case studies from organizations who got it right, including Nike’s N7 Fund and Twitter’s National Indigenous History Month Initiative. Gabrielle will break down the key elements these organizations used to help make their initiatives a success, while also sharing some of the new academic techniques she’s gained from her time at Harvard and Stanford.

 Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
  • Learn how to be more inclusive of Indigenous voices
  • Develop skills and strategies to help in developing successful collaborations with Indigenous communities

What Audiences Say About Gabrielle

“Gabrielle was so inspirational for our event! She received a standing ovation… and most importantly, she made me cry! And it was beautiful! She has such a personal way of connecting with her audience, and all of it comes from her heart. Gabrielle was truly moving.”
–Events Director, United Nations Association in Canada


Learn how to improve your organizations Engagement & Collaboration with Indigenous Communities by seeing Gabrielle Scrimshaw at Engage Calgary. RSVP Below: