Networking - Learning - Mentorship

Accelerate Your Growth with Mentorship

Tuesday May 17 | 6 - 8pm | Nita Lake Lodge

Early Bird (until Wednesday, May 11) Chamber Members: $40 | General Admission: $50 Regular Rate (until Monday, May 16 at noon) Chamber Members: $45 | General Admission: $55 All prices are subject to 5% GST. Registration open until noon Monday, May 16.
EVENT DESCRIPTION Building a community of strong women supported at all levels Are you limiting your growth by not having a mentor? Leveraging the expertise of a senior leader can elevate your career exponentially. A mentor will dial you into a wealth of knowledge and open new doors, but can also lead to a lifelong connection. Taking the time to develop an effective mentor relationship will have an immense impact on success, Moderator Jill Earthy, Vice Chair of the Women’s Enterprise centre and an accomplished entrepreneur, will be joined by a panel of women with diverse perspectives on the power of mentorship. Together the panel will share inspiration and lessons on how an effective relationship can create a powerful shift in one’s life. Key takeaways:
  • The role of the mentor and mentee
  • Finding the right mentor
  • The different types of mentoring and maximizing mentorship
As Women of Whistler drives the development for business women in Whistler, mentorship is a key piece of the equation to create a community where bright ideas are nurtured, growth is accelerated, integrity is celebrated and strategies for success are shared.
MODERATOR: jill1 Jill Earthy Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, Vice Chair Women’s Enterprise and Co-Chair of the WEB Alliance Twitter | LinkedIn Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader with a passion for supporting small business.  She is the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors. For the previous 3 years, she was the Regional Director for BC & Yukon of Futurpreneur Canada, a national non-profit organization that provides loans and mentorship to start-up entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 years old.  After completing her MBA, she successfully built 2 companies (Frontline Staff Inc. and momcafe Network Inc.), grew them nationally and then sold them. She then became CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a non-profit organization educating, mentoring and energizing female entrepreneurs with growing businesses, where she worked from 2007 - 2012.  As a community leader and active mentor, Jill serves as a Director on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University (SFU), as Vice-Chair on the Board of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and as Co-Chair of the WEB Alliance, a collective of over 25 Women’s Business networks in the lower mainland of BC. She has been honoured with many awards and was recently recognized as one of 35 Influential Women in Business in BC by BC Business Magazine. PANELISTS: sueSue Adams Entrepreneur LinkedIn For many British Columbians, owning one small business would fulfill a life-long dream. Sue Adams has fulfilled that dream six times over and is still going strong.Sue is the owner of Chair of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. Currently she serves on the BC Ministry of Small Business Round Table, Whistler Chamber of Commerce Board, Whistler Arts Council Board, Director of Women’s Enterprise Society and others. Sue is the recipient of many community and business awards, including, but not limited to, the 2001 recipient of Whistler Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year and the 2007 Business in Vancouver Influential Women in Business Award. nickyheadshotforuselrgNicolette Richer Owner, Green Moustache LinkedIn | Facebook | Website For over 15 years, Nicolette was an environmental policy developer & educator for government and founder & board member of several NGOs. As a result, Nicolette knows the inextricable link between the food we eat, cancer and overall planetary health. Leaving her career behind, Nicolette created The Green Moustache restaurants in Whistler and Vancouver. As an entrepreneur, speaker, and orthomolecular health consultant her vision for healthy communities starts with providing people with access to affordable, 100% organic, nutrient-dense, soil to belly meals and beverages. Nicolette is currently working on her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Royal Roads University. When Nicolette is not busy growing the Green Mo' or helping her clients eat-to-beat their chronic diseases, she can be found hanging out in the beautiful mountains of Whistler with her brilliant husband, three adventurous daughters and their frisky puppy, Gus. CarolCarol Borghesi Founder and Principal at Customers First Culture Twitter | LinkedIn Carol is Founder and Principal Customers First Culture, a management consulting practice that helps leaders create and operationalize customer strategy. Her practice and passion is born of 31 years telecommunications experience: TELUS -Canada; British Telecom (BT) - U.K. and Bharti Airtel -India, in senior sales, service and business unit management roles, and managing change through deregulation, labor relations and rapid technological innovation. She has recently completed assignments in Financial Service, TV Services and Retail organizations in Australia, the UK and Canada and seeks to work with like-minded organizations that believe the age of customer capitalism is upon us. headshotMichelleMichelle Ratcliffe Marketing & Communications Manager, Whistler Chamber Twitter | LinkedIn A storyteller at heart, Michelle is a marketing strategist with over 10 years of international experience in communications, digital marketing, sales and media relations with three world class brands: The Dorchester Collection, Pinnacle International and OPUS Hotels. She now puts this expertise to work in her hometown of Whistler, British Columbia as Marketing and Communications Manager for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, elevating business for 650+ local businesses. Michelle enjoys keeping an eye to global trends while maintaining her core value of “community” as a driving force behind her work. She sits on the marketing committee for the Community Foundation of Whistler and pens “the Big Idea” column in the Whistler Question, profiling local businesses who are innovating in their sector.
The Kathy Barnett Leadership Grant Recipients To Be Announced We’re proud to be announcing The Kathy Barnett Leadership Grant Recipients at this event. The Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund was established in 2008 by Bob Barnett and the Community Foundation of Whistler to provide leadership grants to women living in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The grants are intended to support women who work with local charities and who wish to pursue professional development opportunities that will be used to give back to their charity and improve the quality of life in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
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