President’s Message: Making a Difference

Advocacy is one of BPW Saskatoon’s Pillars. Our advocacy work is carried out at all levels of the organization and focuses on equal opportunities for all women, opposing violence in any form against girls and women and we work to educate and empower women in Canada. Below are some of the ways BPW Saskatoon is making a difference in Saskatoon.

Accessory to a Change: Thank You!

   On April 6, 2017, more than 200 hundred women came together in Saskatoon at the Sheraton Cavalier in order to raise critical funds for BPW’s bursary program. We are very pleased to announce that the second annual Accessory to a Change event generated more than $12,000 in support of mature and Aboriginal women in […]

President’s Message: Update From the Board

In August, your board sat down for two intensive strategic planning sessions (facilitated by BPW member Shelley Keyes of SK Transitions), where we accomplished setting our goals for the 2016 – 2018 term. These goals are: 1. Raise the profile of BPW Saskatoon so we are recognized as the ‘go to organization’ for the voice of […]

Member Spotlight: Jill Salamon

Jill Salamon joined Edwards School of Business in July 2005, when it was still the College of Commerce. She came from Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc., to oversee the non-credit programming focused on business and leadership skills in the Executive Education unit (ExecEd). Since joining Edwards, Jill says she has been really fortunate to have […]

Increase Your Influence, Jan.2017 Photos


Have You Ever Been Desperate?

When I was in my last year of post-secondary school, I was living a lie. On the surface, I was the picture of academic success, but in reality, I was a financial wreck. I had just one term to go but I was out of money. Worse, I had credit cards to pay, and no […]

President’s Message: Be Bold for Change

March 8, 2017, marks International Women’s Day and the theme for 2017 is “Be Bold for Change”. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for challenging many issues that women still face today despite the progress we have made. So how […]

Accessory to a Change; An Invitation to Shine

Sure, there were spectacular silent auction items, a sassy little photo booth, a bevy of delicious drinks, tantalizing food stations, a hilariously emceed fashion show and incredibly bejeweled women everywhere I looked at Accessory to a Change in its debut last year, however this sophisticated and classy event was so much more to me than a fantastic night out…

4 Ways to be an Accessory to a Change in the Lives of Women!

BPW Saskatoon is very pleased to once again present Accessory to a Change and early bird tickets are now on sale! In our inaugural year, we raised over $11,000 in support of our bursary program for mature and Aboriginal women in Saskatoon and beyond. In order to extend our impact and support even more women, […]

Bubbling with Confidence from Womentorship

If confidence could be bottled, it would bubble like champagne and its label would read “Womentorship.” I know this from watching women bubble with confidence after entering a mentorship relationship. Women who are part of the party have lots to celebrate and all are welcome to join in. They can be either a protégé or […]

How to Figure Out What You Really Want

It’s officially 2017. If you’re not raring to go, if you feel overwhelmed with everything you want to accomplish this year and aren’t sure where to start, if you know you want more for your life but don’t know how to proceed, then I have a solution for you: The Desire Map. The Desire Map is […]

President’s Message: Reflections and Projections

With the end of one year and the beginning of another it is a good time for us to reflect back on what BPW Saskatoon has seen and done in 2016 while looking towards our next steps in 2017. We saw the introduction of some new Board members who worked hard with Shelley Keyes (our […]

Athena Awards Photo Gallery – November 2016

President’s Message: Ending the Violence

A lot has happened since our last newsletter. We held a very successful ATHENA luncheon that recognized the accomplishments of some of our community’s most incredible women. Congratulations to all the nominees but especially to our ATHENA recipients Shawna Nelson and Uyen Huynh. Watch for blog posts on these amazing women. The emotions at the […]

Athena Lives Here: Celebrating our Shared Success

By BPW Member Jami Young   This is an exciting time for BPW Saskatoon as we prepare to come together on Tuesday for the ATHENA® Leadership Awards Luncheon in celebration of six incredible women who choose to brightly shine their lights in our community. In Roman mythology, the goddess Athena is revered for her courage, […]

Empowering Women Leaders: Essential For Leadership Success

I have a deep commitment to support women leaders in shaping the future and to bringing fresh perspectives to women’s leadership development. My colleague, Lillas Hatala and I, at Women in Leadership for Life, have been drawing on decades of research and experience as leadership development consultants and coaches to create programs for Empowering Women […]

Bursary Award Dinner Photo Gallery, May 2016

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Five Reasons Separating Spouses Should Choose the Collaborative Law Process:

  By BPW Member Marilyn Penner The end of a relationship signifies the start of a new beginning. Many couples are choosing to approach resolution of the issues arising from that ending and beginning with the collaborative law process. The collaborative law process is an interest based negotiation involving the parties and their lawyers and potentially […]

President’s Message: Supporting Accessory to a Change

It Takes a Village to Raise Bursary Money

5 Tips for Mentorship and Leadership

By Robin Chapman, BPW Saskatoon Member   1) Be open to learning every day You can learn from others both directly and indirectly. Direct learning takes place when you ask people how they do something, listen to their answer, and try to imitate what they did. While Indirect learning is when you observe someone doing […]