March 8, 2021

PODCAST: Episode #034: #IWD Series: Celebrating Alberta’s Powerful Women Leaders—Karen Brookman’s Story

From professionals and community advocates to entrepreneurs and C-suite executives, Alberta is home to so many incredible women leaders. These women are innovating business models, disrupting the status quo, and evolving the conversation of what it means to be a leader in a complex world. They are making their communities better.

In the spirit of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate these women. This podcast series, Celebrating Alberta’s Powerful Women Leaders, highlights the stories of four incredible leaders in Alberta.

Series co-hosts Alicia Planincic and Brittany Brander talk with each leader about her journey into leadership, overcoming barriers and challenges, shifting the conversation about what it means to be a leader, advice for the next generation of leaders, and the vision each holds for the future of Alberta.

Listen to the other stories:

There are so many more stories of women leading, innovating, and driving positive change in Alberta. And we want to celebrate them, too. If there is a woman leader in your life that inspires you, tweet us at @BizCouncilAB and let’s celebrate the contributions that women have made to advance shared prosperity in Alberta.

In This Episode:

  • Building a healthy workplace culture in a time of transformation
  • The symbiotic values of courage and teamwork
  • Karen’s evolution as an entrepreneur and rediscovering the entrepreneurial spirit of Alberta
  • The driving force of the service of others

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About Karen Brookman

Karen is an entrepreneur and executive business leader with a proven track record for building successful services organizations. She is well-recognized for her ability to develop business strategy, cultivate strong leadership teams and bring innovative technology offerings to market.

She is currently the President and CEO of West Canadian Digital Imaging, a Calgary-based company that helps businesses across Canada tell their stories, transform their businesses, and cultivate the change that matters.

Before joining West Canadian, Karen was the President and co-founder of Commonwealth Legal, based in Toronto. Under her leadership, the company grew from a regional Toronto-based imaging company to an industry-leading, multi-million-dollar, national eDiscovery company.

Karen is also an Advisory Board Member of Women of Influence, a national organization that supports and connects women across Canada to advance an inclusive narrative of women in business, politics, community advocacy and more.

Karen is also a current Advisory Board Member of Innov-8, an organization that merges data expertise and legal experience to re-imagine how data is collected, analyzed, and used in our age of information and digital platforms.

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Alberta is home to many incredible women leaders. Hear the stories of just four of these women in this special series from @BizCouncilAB celebrating #IWD2021. This is Karen Brookman's story. Share this episode

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