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2017 Women of Influence

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Anne Stewart
Marcie Good

In early 2014, Anne Stewart, then a partner at law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, was feeling some angst. Approaching 65, the mandatory retirement age at her workplace, Stewart wasn’t quite ready to move away from her nearly four-decade...

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: A Few Good Men
Marcie Good

A few years ago, Vancouver-based Glenn Ives attended a meeting with 22 of professional services firm Deloitte LLP’s senior managers at a regional office in Ottawa overlooking a golf course. “I was talking about how we needed to change things...

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors Group 4
Marcie Good and Nick Rockel

Mentorship roles: Women’s Executive Network; former president, Wired Woman SocietyShout out: “[She was] very helpful in providing real-life experience, not just from a career perspective but from an overall perspective. Family, career—[she was] really an open book….Through conversation and sharing...

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors Group 3
Marcie Good and Nick Rockel

Mentorship roles: Established a mentoring program as president of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SWIST)Shout out: “When you have a mentor, I think it’s important that they’re willing to share the good and the bad, not only...

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors Group 2
Marcie Good and Nick Rockel

Mentorship roles: Advising and mentoring companies she invests in via Pique Fund and personally; Women in Leadership Foundation; Forum for Women Entrepreneurs; through alma mater University of WaterlooShout out: “She’s an investor personally in MuseFind, the company I run, and...

Mar 8, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors Group 1
Marcie Good and Nick Rockel

Mentorship roles: Founder and chair, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, VancouverShout out: “Christina has this story, I think it was when she was working for Goldman Sachs, and they had a meeting in L.A. and another meeting across the city, and...

Mar 7, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Karen Joseph
Marcie Good

On a rainy Sunday in September 2013, multitudes showed up at Queen Elizabeth Plaza in downtown Vancouver. They walked through an arch that had been blessed by a First Nations healer and set out for Concord Place, passing by drummers...

Mar 7, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Donna Spencer
Marcie Good

In early 2011, Donna Spencer, long-time artistic director of Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre, was thinking about how to produce a show using Leonard Cohen’s music. She had just called a director in Thunder Bay, Ontario, who had recently done a...

Mar 7, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Laurel Douglas
Nick Rockel

Laurel Douglas knows how crucial it is for women entrepreneurs to have female role models. “Women start businesses for slightly different reasons than men do,” says the CEO of the Kelowna-based Women’s Enterprise Centre. Although money is important, independence and...

Mar 7, 2017
B.C.'s Most Influential Women 2017 | The Mentors: Judy Brooks
Matt O'Grady

Key to the success of any entrepreneur is the ability to go it alone—to swerve right when everybody swerves left, and to rely on your own smarts, intuition and, often, money to make your dream a reality. For Judy Brooks...

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