Kristen is in her fourth year of university at the Alberta School of Business, majoring in Human Resources Management. She became passionate about female empowerment after being a mentor to a young girl with Big Brothers Big Sisters and believes in the importance of having a network of strong women that supports one another. Although Kristen has never attended the NEW Conference, she has heard great things from past delegates and is very excited to be part of a team that uplifts and inspires others. She loves what NEW stands for and is looking forward to creating a memorable experience for everyone involved. Outside of school, Kristen loves playing volleyball, baking and going to happy hour with her friends!

Kristen Schultz

VP Events

Saveena is an Accounting major heading into her fourth and final year at the Alberta School of Business. After graduation, Saveena hopes to travel across Europe before moving back home to Calgary to pursue her CPA designation. In her free time she loves to spend her time with family and friends, at the gym or at YEG cycle. You could also find her at any bakery or café – she has a major sweet tooth!


Saveena is beyond excited to be an Events Director on the 2020 NEW Executive Team and she is looking forward to sharing this experience with her teammates, Lara and Kristen. She strongly believes that women are powerful and capable of achieving all they set their minds to. Through her dedication and hard work in planning the 2021 conference, she hopes to end her degree by leaving a lasting impact on the delegates and creating unforgettable memories!

Saveena Atwal

Events Director

Lara is a Human Resources major entering her final year at the University of Alberta School of Business. She is passionate about female empowerment and is looking forward to being apart of a team that inspired and empowers the next generation of leaders.

Lara is excited to be an events director where she will be able to create memorable experiences that will leave a positive lasting impact on the 2021 delegates. More of Lara’s passions include weight lifting, trying out new local restaurants (anywhere with avocado toast or eggs benny’s), and traveling!

Lara Franceschi

Events Director