Inspired by the brave and vulnerable storytellers within our community, National Screen Institute CEO Joy Loewen shares a piece of her own story with us.
“I do have a belief that we can bring people together through story. And how we support those storytellers is critical - that’s the essence of what we do at the National Screen Institute.”
Leader, advocate, mother and friend are just a few of the many hats worn by National Screen Institute CEO Joy Loewen.
In this episode, Joy discusses the path that led her to her current role as CEO. From growing up in Steinbach, Manitoba, to building her career in the media industry, to becoming a mother - Joy explains not only what she does but, more importantly, why she does it.
Joy has worked with the National Screen Institute for 10 years, serving in many different roles until her appointment as CEO in January 2020. Since then, Joy has launched multiple new programs to address the needs of storytellers, created a strategic plan for the organization and navigated the challenges of working through a global pandemic.