Elmien Wingert has been a CIWA board member since 2017. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and brings extensive experience in finance, strategic planning and leadership to the CIWA board. She is currently a finance director at a midstream oil and gas company in Calgary. In 2018, Elmien was awarded an early achievement award from CPA Alberta for her commitment to the profession and the community.
Elmien immigrated to Canada from South Africa and resides in Calgary with her husband and two children. She is a strong advocate for empowering women and children and has previously volunteered with other organizations supporting the advancement of women, immigrants and youth. In her free time, Elmien enjoys skiing, hiking, biking and is an avid supporter of the arts.
"Enhancing the quality of life for new immigrants to Canada is especially important to me, particularly with organizations that support women. Women tend to take on key roles within families to assist with integration into a new society. It's a privilege to support CIWA in it's vision to empower immigrant women and enrich Canadian society."