Larkin MacKenzie-Ast is the General Manager of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a national not-for-profit organization that educates, energizes and empowers female entrepreneurs. Previously, she was the Director of HR, Corporate Services with Canadian Forest Products Inc. (Canfor), and before that she was the Manager of the Board Resourcing and Development Office in the Premier’s Vancouver Office. She is also a Strategic HR Consultant, specializing in strategic and human capital planning for small and medium-sized companies in Vancouver. Active in her community, Larkin sits on the HR MacMillan Space Centre Board of Directors, and volunteers her time with Vantage Point as a Governance and Strategic Planning workshop facilitator for not-for-profit boards. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Political Science, and her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.