Beth Gignac is a settler, originally from the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy, also known as the Windsor-Detroit area and is proud to make her home at Moh-kins-tsis, also known as Calgary, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Kainai, Siksika and Piikani Nations, home to the Tsuut'ina Nation, the Chiniki, Wesley and Bearspaw Nations and Métis Region 3.
As a creative strategist, Gignac brings over 20 years of innovative leadership to the United Way. During her career she has led high-functioning, creative teams in the municipal government and non-profit sectors in Ontario and Alberta. As a member of the LGBTQS+ community, she works to build places and spaces based on principles of equity, diversity where everyone feels safe and valued and where both creativity and practical/tactical realities can co-exist.
She’s known for her boundless energy for disruption, relentless curiosity, enthusiasm for encouraging people to bring their authentic selves into the workplace and a core belief in the possible.