She’s not the first person to imagine quitting the 9 to 5 and she won’t be the last – especially considering the movement she started when she decided to share her experience doing so. Meet Bianca Harris, the innovative force behind Women Inspiring Passion and Purpose aka WIPP, an organization that focuses
Growing up on a farm as one of five girls, Brittny Robins was the go-to sister for anything beauty related. Today, when she goes back to the family farm she goes as the founder and force behind Flawless by Friday, a skin care line that focuses on unleashing the best you – inside and out.
The dotcom boom was rife with lucrative opportunities, but every boom has a bust and only those with tough chops made it out intact. As a self-described startup warrior since the first dotcom boom, Melissa Nightingale (nee Shapiro) made it out intact and then some. With a career that’s spanned the rolling hills of San Francisco to the rolling cold fronts of Toronto (it’s character
Young Women in Business has recently announced that their highly anticipated event, The Beyond Leadership Conference, is returning for its second consecutive year! Due to an outpour of positive feedback from last year’s conference, the executives of the Vancouver chapter began planning the conference earlier this year.
On May 23rd, YWiB Vancouver brought together a diverse and dynamic group of entrepreneurs for an invigorating conversation on a hot topic for entrepreneurs and freelancers—side hustles. The panel included fashion, lifestyle and entertainment blogger and vlogger Samantha Sito, food, nutrition, and health entraordinare Ana Arreola of Lola’s Churro Bar, digital tech and new media innovator Hamilton Ofiyai of Hypekraft and House of Gul, designer, developer, and real estate investor John Chan of Dayboard and 2x, and designer and ethical clothing advocate Kelsey Adair of Bare Knitwear. The side hustlers shared their stories and insights on launching their ideas, dealing with the highs and lows of running a self-started business, creating their own career opportunities, and more.
Our Speak Up! public speaking workshop series concluded on April 13th with a conversation on networking. Held at L’Atelier Vancouver Coworking, this fourth and final workshop was facilitated by April Bellia, founder of Granola Girl and of the Serendipity Tea Party networking group for women entrepreneurs. April shared her tips for connecting with others in a more authentic, compassionate, and meaningful way through heart-based networking.
Find out why the BLOSSOM Mentorship program was so valuable to UBC student, Samantha Chung.
...What do you most admire about your mentor?
The thing that I admire most about my mentor is her ability to be so involved and committed in every aspect of her life. Whether it is herself, work, family, friends, or the community, she makes time for everything that matters to her. It’s amazing that such a busy woman can have time for it all. If I can be half of what she is when I’m older, I think that would be...
Week 7 marks the conclusion of our YWiB Member Spotlight Series! Although we had to finish one week early due to certain circumstances, we are happy to bring you not three but four amazing ladies in our last blog post. Thank you for all the support, and we hope you were just as happy and delightfully surprised as we were about some of the wonderful members YWiB is proud to have.
Week 6 of our Member Spotlight Series has arrived! This week we (try to) move yet another year level up, and although Jenny isn't in third year, she ― along with the other week 6 ladies, Felicia and Susanna ― applied to join the YWiB 2015/2016 executive team next year! The votes are in but results have not yet been released so stay tuned to find out who will be your VPs for the next school year!
For the past six years the Young Women in Business chapter at Simon Fraser University has hosted an annual International Women’s Day Conference. The event focuses on a day-long networking experience involving workshops and speakers from a variety of industries. It provided great opportunities for delegates to grow their professional network and learn valuable skills. Although the
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Supporting Our University Leaders (SOUL) Mentorship Program, initially launched in 2009, is a student-run program unique to YWiB SFU. SOUL connects driven business professionals from various industries with ambitious SFU students. Each pairing is matched based on the personal and professional career aspirations of the student to foster an educational mentorship.