Jenene Wooldridge, BA (Hons), CAPA, ICD.D

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 Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq and all Epekwitnewaq (Islanders). 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 and obtained ICD.D designation. Jenene also serves on Renew PEI: The Premier’s Council for Recovery and Growth.

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. She is author of “Living Full Circle”, a published weekly undated planner based on living life with intention and balance, released October 15, 2021.

Listen to CBC Mainstreet for Jenene’s monthly segment with Matt Rainnie. You can also learn more in her virtual course, Living Full Circle: Leadership Training. Jenene also co-facilitates All In! Allyship & Inclusion Leadership Training with Corrie Melanson through SeaChange CoLab.

She resides in Kuntal Kwesawe’kl (Rocky Point) with her husband and two children.