What is the SOUL Mentorship Program?

SOUL stands for Supporting Our University Leaders. The SOUL mentorship program provides an interactive learning environment for SFU’s female leaders while focusing on facilitated growth and relationship building within SFU as well as the broader professional community.


One of the things I gained from being a SOUL mentee was a mentor who was kind, generous, likes brunch, incredibly supportive, and not afraid to give me that extra push when I needed it. It’s like having a big sister to turn to for advice, or a friend who is always happy to help you out in any way she can.
— Alice Joel, Past Mentee


What is the WISE Development Program?

WISE stands for Women Investing in Skills and Experience. We provide opportunities for young women to bridge the path and lower the barriers between women and the technology industry. Our main mission is to promote personal development by allowing members to learn and enhance their skills through workshops, socials, and company office tours. Each workshop series will focus on different industry-relevant skills. 


This workshop was something that I had no regrets taking. It taught me skills that I was able to put on my resume and apply to future projects and jobs. WISE also exposed me to industry professionals that I was able to network with and build relationships. With the positive experience I had, I hope to create the same experience I had with the new members.
— Amrita Mohar, Past Mentee & Current WISE Coordinator


What is the CONNECT Program?

CONNECT is YWiB SFU’s philanthropy based initiative that utilizes YWiB SFU’s resources to make an impact in our immediate community. Through workshops, partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and events, CONNECT members will create long-lasting relationships with community based non-profit organizations and charities by volunteering their time and effort.


Connect Program is important to me because it provides students with the opportunity to not only connect with community organizations, but to also make an impact for the betterment of their community, develop new skills, and gain new experiences.
— Tola Adetona, CONNECT Coordinator


What is the SPARK Program?

SPARK stands for Skills, Passions And Real "K"onnections. As our newest program, SPARK was created as the starting point for young women to network and become involved with the YWiB university community. The purpose of SPARK is to ignite engagement and passion for being a woman in business. Members of SPARK attend different events, socials and workshops that will introduce them to new people, ideas and businesses.