WRC Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient 2016
Milena Radakovic is the president and owner of Nexus Exhibits Ltd. Milena graduated with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and has a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.
Milena embodies a true leader. Inspired by her parents, who had the courage to leave Belarus, Russia to pursue a better life when Milena was only seven years old, she understood the importance of following one’s dreams whatever the risk. As new immigrants to this country, Milena’s parents have ingrained the values of hard work, dedication and perseverance. She has translated this into a business that has a long-term vision and is focused on strategic partnerships with her clients.
Milena is generous in giving back to her community. In 2012, Milena helped start the Calgary Chapter of the Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles. During her time as chapter chair, she helped the national committee bring innovative programming to thousands of women across Canada, focusing on the development of leadership skills to women from diverse backgrounds. Recently, Milena was appointed the role of WIL ambassador and donates her time to mentoring young women in business. She was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Champion Award by the Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) and one of the nominees in 2016 for Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Celebration of Achievements Awards.