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Katie Shaw | Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group


Katie Shaw (she/her), is Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group since August 2021. Prior to that, she was Director, Stakeholder Relations & Communications for BC Infrastructure Benefits. Katie has a Masters of Arts in Community Development and Adult Education and a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from the University of Victoria, and a certificate in Indigenous Cultural Competency, Understanding Indigenous Peoples TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW) from Camosun College.

Her previous board experience includes the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, Food Bank BC, and the International Institute on Child Rights and Development and Equal Voice. Katie lives and works in Victoria, BC, on the traditional territory of the Coast and Straits Salish Peoples, Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples with her husband Chris and three children Quinn, Piper and Asher.

Why Equitas?

I’m proud to serve on the board of Equitas. I’m a stakeholder engagement and public policy specialist with 20 years of experience building and implementing effective and influential strategies for clients across corporate, not-for-profit and public service sectors.

At the heart of my success and where I can support Equitas, is with my ability to build trust and understanding between companies, government, organizations, and stakeholders. I have successfully guided clients to important wins across a variety of sectors including transportation and infrastructure, natural resources, innovation and technology, education and training, climate change and international markets. Throughout my career I have been responsible for building strong and effective relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and Indigenous communities – focusing on bridging priorities from the bottom up and top down to form clear and measurable deliverables.