Billie Jo Ross

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

It’s hard to believe I was in the room the evening Gems For Gems was founded. Go figure… a bunch of women at a dinner party, chatting about the jewelry we have in a box in a drawer and how we can ‘be the change.’ I have been following the success of Gems ever since. It’s unimaginable how Gems for Gems has gone from a casual conversation to where it is today! What an achievement.


I’ve been fortunate to work with Rogers Media Group for over 15 years and have many contacts and relationships – a perfect fit to share the vision of Gems for Gems. I am honoured to be a champion & educate the public on Gems For Gems.


I’m involved with a number of local charities: 100 Women Who Care, Dreams Take Flight, Calgary Food Bank, Rainbow Society, Canadian Women’s Foundation & more.

I love the City of Calgary & I am a BIG believer in contributing to the community.


I believe in everything Gems for Gems stands for. It’s about building other women up & ending the cycle of domestic abuse. Whether it’s the scholarship program, THRIVE, the jewelry drive, or Gems ambassador program, I’m passionate about supporting your movement.  When women support each other, incredible things happen.


I am honoured to sit on the Gems For Gems Board, as we work together to “Empower Women To Empower Themselves.“