Niole Helwig joined Memorial as founding manager, Centre for Social Enterprise, in 2016. Nicole has a background in non-profits and social enterprise. Born and raised in St. John’s, NL, she returned to the province in 2014 after more than a decade of international work and study. Her experiences include working with social enterprises and NGOs in Southeast Asia; volunteering on the board of a Hungarian foundation; living the start-up experience with an e-business in Central Europe; and working in the arts non-profit sector in Canada. Nicole holds a bachelor of arts from McGill University (humanistic studies program), a classical ballet pedagogue diploma from the Hungarian Dance Academy, Budapest, and a master of business administration from the University of Strathclyde (Malaysia International Centre). Nicole is also a Social Innovation Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK).
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Hannah comes to The Centre for Social Enterprise with a background in Human Resources, policy development, and diversity management. With experience in the oil and gas industry as well as the non-profit sector, Hannah knows the importance of developing sustainable projects while keeping local communities at front of mind. Hannah serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative, and for the past five years has been working towards the Market’s move to their new location. In addition to her work at the CSE, Hannah is completing her Master’s Degree in Employment Relations. With a special interest in policy that supports underrepresented groups, Hannah works with Indigenous communities and women in male-dominated environments to help inform best practices for inclusive and equitable employment.