These women of steel have shattered the glass ceiling, and are making sure the next generation of women are well-equipped with the tools as well as the power to take charge of their own lives. Meet these incredible 7 South Asian female leaders who are paving the path for the next generation of women to create their own remarkable stories.
Neetu Garcha is a reporter with Global BC and the Anchor of the Global BC Weekend News Hour at 6. Some recent highlights include being live from BC Green and BC NDP election-night headquarters in 2017 and 2020 respectively, on what would become historic nights in both years for the parties and provincial politics.
Jag Nagra is a visual artist. As a freelancer, she has worked with high-profile clients such as Tim Hortons, Microsoft and Tumblr. Last year, Nagra collaborated with the Vancouver Canucks on two occasions; once to create an icon for their Vaisakhi celebration game, and later to design limited-edition warmup jerseys that gained international recognition.
Devinder Gill is the RBC Regional Vice President, Business Financial Services, for British Columbia. Devinder serves as a Board Member and Women’s Events Chair with TiE Vancouver and is a Director on the Board of Special Olympics, and previously a Director and Finance Committee Member on the Board of Minerva BC and Risk Management Association (RMA).
Dr Balbir Gurm is a nursing professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and an inducted Fellow of the Canadian Nurses Association's Canadian Academy. Dr. Gurm founded the Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) with a mission to eliminate relationship violence.
Devina Zalesky is the President of Allwest Insurance. Founded in 1968 in North Vancouver, BC, Allwest Insurance Services Ltd. is one of the largest Autoplan producers in British Columbia and provides full service coverage for all its customers’ insurance needs.