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 […]

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Shewchuk

Jennifer Shewchuk is the current Marketing Chair for BPW Saskatoon and is the face behind this newsletter that she is hoping you are all enjoying reading each and every month! A proud alumni of the Edwards School of Business, Jennifer graduated with Honours in Marketing in 2009. Immediately following convocation, Jennifer was hired as a […]

5 Reasons to Attend BPW Saskatoon’s Monthly Meetings

by Shenuka Wickramasinghe, BPW Saskatoon Programs Chair   1) You Add Value We go to meetings primarily to get information, but we actually contribute far more to the value of the meetings through networking, asking questions and commenting on the content. Each additional person exponentially compounds the level of knowledge, critical thinking and excitement in […]

Girl Rising – The Real Deal

A few weeks ago, our Young BPW Committee Saskatoon hosted a movie night, featuring Girl Rising. “Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.” As I took furious notes about staggering stats, shocking abuse, and barbaric […]

From ME to WE: get Involved BPW!

by Stacey Love, BPW Member Like many of you, I didn’t really know what to expect when I joined BPW. I have been part other professional organizations, but they are mostly profession-driven, where everyone does similar work albeit in a variety of environments. If nothing else, BPW seemed like a good place to network and […]

BPW Saskatoon and my “Me to We” Story

By Caval Olson-Lepage, BPW Saskatoon Marketing Co-Chair, Young BPW Provincial Rep I joined BPW Saskatoon almost three years ago for purely selfish reasons.  I had just begun my new career in the Wealth Management industry and it was suggested to get my name out there by joining a networking group.  While researching various groups and […]

Young BPW Saskatoon November Update

Greetings from Young BPW! I know it has been a while since you have heard from us – we took a break over the summer and we just recently held our third meeting of the year as a Committee. We are proud to announce that we have a very exciting year ahead of us! First […]

Raising Strong Young Women

President’s Message October is Women’s History Month during which time our BPW social media feed has been celebrating the strong women leaders in history. In order for us to have strong women to celebrate in the coming years, we need to raise strong, confident girls who see themselves as the leaders of the future. October […]

Member Spotlight: Kristine Flynn

Kristine joined BPW in 2014 after a colleague brought her as a guest to the International Women’s Day event. When she arrived at the the Saskatoon Club for the next BPW monthly meeting, she was intimidated by both the building and the women inside it. But, as she walked into the meeting room, she heard […]

Why I advocate swimming upstream to success

By Sara Wheelwright, Speaker, Women’s Leadership Development Symposium I was honored to have been invited to speak at the first BPW Saskatoon Women’s Leadership Development Symposium taking place at TCU place on October 6th 2015. When I was first asked to do a presentation, I was pretty comfortable accepting. I do slide based presentations and […]

2015 Athena Leadership Award Nominees

  BPW Saskatoon and ATHENA Internationalare proud to announce our nominees forthe 2015 ATHENA Awardsbeing held Oct 6th at TCU Place. The ATHENA Leadership Award Program is based on the ATHENA Leadership Model and celebrates the potential of all women as valued members and leaders of the community and recognizes those who support them. Our […]

The Odds of Success: Debunking 5 Entrepreneurship Myths

by Shenuka Wickramasinghe, BPW Saskatoon Programs Chair Every day I meet entrepreneurs who are blissfully unaware of the gritty, yet extremely satisfying journey they are about to embark upon. Many of them face the same perceived barriers and hear the same myths, which prevents them from moving forward and making calculated decisions. Working with entrepreneurs […]