Devon Fiddler, CEO & Chief Changemaker
Devon Fiddler is a Cree Mother of two, from the Waterhen Lake First Nation, SK. Devon is the Chief Changemaker of SheNative Goods Inc, a brand of handbags and accessories dedicated to elevating Indigenous Woman and girls. Devon also is a speaker, influencer, thought leader, and program developer in entrepreneurship, leadership and skills development.
Devon has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Aboriginal Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan, and has completed numerous leadership, economic development, entrepreneurship and business certificate programs in the last nine years.
Devon has also been recognized and rewarded in various business planning competitions and has worked hard to earn seed funding through various grant and loan programs, and ran 4 successful crowdfunding campaigns. Devon has been nominated for various entrepreneurial and leadership awards and received recognition at the 2015 CBC Future 40 Under 40 designation in 2015. Devon was also among 20 entrepreneurs who represented Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance (YEA) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2015, received the 2015 Start-up Canada Young Entrepreneur of the year award and the Sustainable Business of the Year for the Prairie Region.
In 2016, Devon received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the under 29 category and was named one of the top 5 SheEo Ventures of 2016. Most recently, in 2019, Devon received the Trailblazers & Innovators Award through the Bank of Montreal.