my {YWiB} story – member highlight: Leah Plumridge

YWiB has expanded and we want you to get to know our newest executive members! Meet one of our Legal Team members!

name| Leah Plumridge social| @LawLeah email|

why YWiB |I became a part of YWIB’s legal team in January 2012. I first encountered YWIB at a Professional Women’s Network event where I heard Jen and Paulina speak about their goal of furthering young women in business. Not only was their energy contagious, they also used a number of great quotes from a favourite Ted Talk of mine given by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.  When I heard that YWiB was looking for assistance with its organizational structure, I knew this was a perfect opportunity for me to work with some amazing talent while getting an opportunity to ‘give back’ to my community. I have been blessed to have countless incredible female mentors in my life and I am looking forward to every opportunity I get to pay it forward.

childhood ambition| alpine ski racer

my home| vancouver, BC (born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)

wildest dream| circumnavigating the globe by my own power

proudest moment|  beating all the men in Super G!

biggest challenge| establishing realistic goals

favorite quote| “don’t take your foot off the gas pedal” ~ Sheryl Sandberg

inspiration| my friends – the women in my life are always going for it. they are ‘yes’ people who look at the glass as half-full and always try to think of how something can be done instead of the reasons why it can’t. they support each other and don’t judge.