Jenene Wooldridge, BA (Hons), CAPA
Jenene Wooldridge is Executive Director of L’nuey – the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative. She is passionate about her community and committed to advancing the interests of the Mi’kmaq and all Islanders. Jenene is a member of Abegweit First Nation and prior to her leadership role with L’nuey, she served for over a decade in senior management with Abegweit First Nation.
She was named one of the top 25 most powerful women in business by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2021 and recently completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program as a step toward earning her ICD.D designation. Jenene also serves on Renew PEI: The Premier’s Council for Recovery and Growth.
Jenene graduated with honours from the University of Prince Edward Island (Soc/Anth Hons) in 2004 and has attained the Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator designation through AFOA Canada.
She has participated as a member of numerous Indigenous boards and initiatives, both regionally and nationally, and has led numerous comprehensive community planning exercises, helping First Nation communities set a strategic path to healthy, successful futures. In recent years Jenene has represented Mi’kmaq interests at numerous negotiation tables and has coordinated consultation and engagement efforts in her own community and many others.
Jenene is committed to personal and professional development and strives to live her life with intention. Her most recent venture includes publishing “Living Full Circle Planner” with Nimbus Publishing and Acorn Press, a weekly undated planner based on living life with intention and balance. The release is expected for Fall 2021.
She resides in Rocky Point with her husband and two children.