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WOWofYQG Welcomes New Executive Director and a Renewed Board of Directors

WINDSOR, ON (July 1, 2022) - Today, The Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative (WOWofYQG), an organisation that specialises in assisting women with their diverse career and professional development ambitions, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director and renewed Board of Directors.

The Board has appointed Hivda Celik as Executive Director of the Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative. Hivda, who holds an Honours Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree with a minor in Political Science from the University of Windsor, is a career HR professional who began her journey at the Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative through a BSI opportunity from the University of Windsor. Since then, her position has been elevated from Administrative Director to Interim Executive Director, and now to Executive Director within the organisation. Hivda hopes to evolve how mentorship is perceived and delivered in the Windsor-Essex Community through partnerships and internal restructuring. She is currently working on new ideas to further community engagement with a refreshed team and Board, upholding an emphasis on the importance of Women in Business and STEM.

WOWofYQG is also excited to share the organisation’s renewed Board of Directors:

  • Shelja Garg, Treasurer, Mentor, Board Member

  • Rachel Meeke, Corporate Secretary, Mentor, Board Member

  • Tara Teahen, Mentor, Board Member

  • Zoja Holman, Mentor, Board Member

  • Joanne Soave, Mentor, Board Member

  • Noah Campbell, Board Member

This diverse and multi-faceted team is excited at the opportunity to leverage their dynamic skill sets as part of the organisation’s critical mission to make Windsor-Essex the best place to live as a woman in Canada by 2030.

The Board also wishes to recognize and express immense gratitude to the outgoing members of the Board of Directors for their significant contributions to the organisation and the region:

  • Kavaughn Boismier, Founder, Former President and Board Member

  • Sandra Woodbridge, Former Board Member

  • Fiona McClean, Former Board Member

To learn more about the Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative, please visit:

Media Contact:

Hivda Celik

Executive Director

Women of Windsor Mentorship Collaborative


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