Heavenly Father, we appreciate MLA Nagwan Al-Guneid’s willingness to serve Albertans in this new role. We ask for your blessing upon her as she navigates this learning curve. Watch over her so that she makes progress with helpful guidance and confidence. May she be encouraged day by day while in Calgary and while in Edmonton. Keep her family well especially when she must be away from home. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Nagwan Al-Guneid was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Glenmore on May 29, 2023. Before being elected, Ms. Al-Guneid was the director of Business Renewables Centre Canada. Prior to that, she held various roles at Energy Futures Lab, TotalEnergies, and the University of Calgary between 2006 and 2020. She has received several awards for her excellence in business, including the Top 50 Business Changemakers in Canada (Globe and Mail), Top 40 under 40 (Avenue Magazine Calgary), and the 2020 Young Women in Energy award (Young Women in Energy). Ms. Al-Guneid has been very active in her community, most recently as a cofounder and board member of the Next 30 initiative. She was also a public member of the City of Calgary’s Biodiversity Advisory Committee, president of Ask Her YYC and a volunteer with new refugees for the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Born in Ta’iz, Yemen, Ms. Al-Guneid now lives in Calgary and enjoys biking with her children, hiking in Alberta’s glorious Rocky Mountains, listening to music and reading. She loves watching sports, as she grew up playing soccer, badminton, volleyball and handball.