ATHENA® Sponsor Impact: TD Private Wealth

Recently, our ATHENA® committee sat down with Robin Chapman of TD Private Wealth to discuss why sponsoring events like the ATHENA® Leadership Awards and Symposium is so important to them.

Photos from the BPW Saskatoon AGM

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Take a Seat – Change the World

by Irene Seiferling, BPW Member Always room for more women on boards of directors. Hundreds of board meetings are under way – right at this minute. The directors at these board meetings are making decisions that affect all of us: you, your family, friends and colleagues.  They are decisions about business, health, education, investing, policing, […]

More than just networking…

Once a year, at our AGM, we get together as members of Business and Professional Women of Saskatoon to reflect on the past year.  We get the opportunity to hear from the Board and all the BPW Committees as they provide a summary of their work during the year.  We also get to review and […]

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 […]

Local Board Opportunity: United Way of Saskatoon & Area

United Way of Saskatoon and Area is looking for a few community-minded, optimistic, skilled, and forward thinking individuals to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term starting June 2017. For more details about what it means to be a United Way board member and for application information, please visit their website: Board […]

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 […]

Increase Your Influence, Jan.2017 Photos


KIVA Update from Tanzania

  Greetings from Tanzania! Thank you for supporting Suzana, a very hard working food vendor and the “Km-Garden Tazara” group. With the loan received, she increased her food inventory as a Mama-Lishe and replenished her food stall with more sacks of rice, wheat flour, baking powder, and other ingredients for making spicy liquid rice and […]

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 […]

Member Appreciation Night at Red’s, Dec. 2016 Photos


More Photos from the Athena Awards, Nov.2016


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 […]

Creative Silent Auction Donation Ideas

Many of our BPW Saskatoon members are out in the city soliciting Saskatoon local businesses for silent auction donations for our Accessory to a Change event. Donating a silent auction item not only will assist in raising more dollars for the BPW Saskatoon bursaries, it also provides our guests a chance to network and sip […]

President’s Message: Advocacy, Action, and Accountability

Why is Business and Professional Women of Saskatoon more than just networking? How are we making a difference on a Local, National and International Level? On Saturday, January 21st, I was grateful to join approximately 1000 men and women who took part in the Women’s March – Saskatoon – one of thousands of Marches across […]

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 […]