Women of Influence

Oct 15, 2020
WNorth Goes Virtual: October 29, 2020
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + WNorth Of course, the WNorth Conference is still focused on bringing top female business leaders together and providing a forum to enhance leadership training, engage in high-level networking and learn from globally recognized speakers. But like all things 2020, this...

Apr 24, 2020
34F Profile: Designing Success
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + 34F Design Erica Wickes is a person who makes things happen. Whether it is climbing the ladder from college graduate to CEO or building the skills to be as diverse in business as possible, her approach is the same: have vision, step out of your comfort zone and do it...

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...

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