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.Read More
Leading up to our Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Executive Inspiration event on April 30, we’re taking the time to introduce the amazing women behind this powerhouse panel! Keep an eye out for each instalment and get ready to meet them in person for a panel and networking session to remember. #YWiBbtgc Ps. Early-bird tickets end this Friday (April 18), get 'em while they're hot!
Brandi Wingrove Partner at KMPG
Brandi is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise practice which is focused on delivering value to privately-held businesses. She is also a member of the firm’s Consumer Markets group and Real Estate practice, with more than 13 years of audit experience and 4 years of industry experience. Brandi’s portfolio of private clients spans across many industries and sectors, including the not-for-profit sector. She has a diverse practice, ranging from the highly personalized services required by entrepreneurs, to the wide-ranging needs of her larger clients.
Brandi is actively involved with various associations including the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, where she makes accounting presentations and is a mentor to members of the forum.
Leading up to our Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Executive Inspiration event on April 30, we're taking the time to introduce the amazing women behind this powerhouse panel! Keep an eye out for each instalment and get ready to meet them in person for a panel and networking session to remember. #YWiBbtgc Meet...
Before I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I worked at DDB as VP Group Business Director. While I was there I lovingly took care of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) account resulting in it being crowned Marketing Magazine’s 2009 Marketer of the Year. Being Irish and having moved to Canada five years ago, selling Canada to travellers was a remarkable opportunity. I love travel and it loved me. Canada had such an effect on me that I couldn’t help but become a Canadian Citizen.
Before moving here, I worked at various agencies in Ireland working on a variety of categories — automotive, fashion retail, utilities and technology — adding up to over 16 years experience in the communications business. Being Managing Director of a Village is my dream job. The only thing that I love more than social media is helping clients love social media.