Elmien Wingert is a Chartered Professional Accountant and brings more than 10 years of experience in finance, business and project management to the CIWA board and as member of the Governance Committee. She is currently a manager at an oil and gas company in Calgary, with a focus on automating and streamlining financial reporting systems and processes, and improved accuracy and timeliness of financial information.
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 for the advancement of women and immigrants. In her spare time, Elmien enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, biking, as well as running along the beautiful Bow River.
"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."