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Design Thinking Educators’ Conference

Doreen Arrowmaker

Keynote: Looking Beyond the Surface

To adopt a design attitude in Design Thinking is to embrace challenges with a sense of confidence, optimism, acceptance of ambiguity, and persistence. The solutions to these challenges may appear to be impossible to solve. In tackling these challenges, one must start to dissect all the reasons and to start constructing with how.

About Doreen

Doreen Arrowmaker is the first female chief of Gamètì, Northwest Territories. Earlier this year, she was recognized for her commitment to the Tłı̨chǫ region with the Wise Woman Award from the Status of Women Council of the NWT. The award honours women who advance the equality of women in the North. Arrowmaker is a graduate of Royal Roads’ Master of Global Management program and holds a post-graduate diploma in innovation and design thinking from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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