Ms. Fortlage is an international award winning information technology executive for the past 30 years with a privately owned Winnipeg company. She is a parent of two young adults. She is a board member with various organizations including Rainbow Resource Center where she sits as President of the Board, and Women’s March Canada where she is part of the national board. Ms. Fortlage came to terms in 2016 with a 41 year denial of her true gender identity. In 2018 she started her own consultancy and coaching business for women and LBGT+ identifying persons in business.