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+ Build key tangible skills that are trending in the business world


Why apply to WISE?

WISE stands for: Women Investing in Skills and Experience

Established in 2015, WISE is a new program within the YWiB SFU Chapter. In this upcoming 2017-2018 year, WISE is being completely renovated to give its members more value. Our main mission is to provide opportunities for personal development by allowing members to learn and enhance at least one tangible skill in every workshop series. Individuals will also expand their personal network through workshops, socials and a company office tour. The workshops will focus on graphic design in the Fall, and website development in the Spring to keep up with current trends and interests.

Program Objectives |

• To provide engaging workshops where members develop skills taught by industry professionals

• To provide opportunities for members to build their portfolios and grow professionally and personally


For me, the most memorable part of this program was meeting like-minded individuals who wanted to see each other succeed. The amount of support from all the program participants and the YWIB organizers is incredible; they always wish the best for each other and help each other out. I’m very thankful I was able to meet so many wonderful people.The entire experience made me more confident as a woman aspiring to become an entrepreneur.
— Farah Jhumra, Past Mentee


Program Structure

Our program contains two workshop series, that align with the semester structure of Simon Fraser University. Our first workshop series will be during the Fall semester, and the second series in the Spring semester. Selected members of our program will be taught a specific skill during each series, giving them a chance to develop two skills within a school year. In addition, individuals are given a chance to build their network with other members within the program, the industry professional who will be conducting the workshops, and other professionals through our company office tour.

Each workshop series begins with an introduction workshop that allows members to get to know each other, and the details of the program. There will also be three learning workshops in which members will create a piece to showcase in their professional portfolio/resume. They will be taught and guided by an industry professional. Each series will also include a company office tour, and two socials for personal growth and networking.

This program is for anyone who is:

  • Proactive, keen and who is able to make and stick to personal commitments
  • Individuals who are committed to learning a valuable tangible skill over the course of 4 workshops
  • Looking to meet new people and make meaningful connections
  • Motivated to learn and grow within their academic and professional career

Program Schedule

Workshop 1 (January 20th, 2018)

Workshop 2 (January 27th, 2018)

Workshop 3 (February 3rd, 2018)

Workshop 4 (February 10th, 2018)



How to Apply


Fall Workshop Series |      

$25 Program Fee

Learn the ins-and-outs of graphic design through our 4 part introductory workshop series. 

Spring Workshop Series |   $25 Program Fee


Take the skills you learned in the Fall and apply them to Web Development!



Invest in your professional skills
and development with WISE.