Today's discussion includes unique career journeys, the power of networking and crisis leadership with Gitane De Silva.
Gitane previously served as Alberta’s Deputy Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, she also worked in Canada’s Foreign Service for over a decade specializing in Canada-U.S. relations. She had held various posts in the U.S. including Consul General of Canada in Chicago and Head of the Environment and Fisheries section at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. She has also worked as Director of Canada-U.S. Advocacy and Mission Liaison and Director of U.S. Transboundary Affairs at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada in Ottawa. In January 2016, Gitane was appointed Alberta’s Representative to the U.S. in Washington, D.C. where she led Alberta’s trade and diplomatic work in the U.S. and led Alberta’s Washington Office. Gitane is now back in Alberta, based in Calgary, Advising the Department of Energy.