Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change will be an intensive, interactive Vancouver based gathering that focuses on ways to lead a successful, socially conscious enterprise. This unique forum offers women from small and large organizations the chance to explore their business challenges in an intimate and inspiring environment drawing on the successful Social Venture Institute (SVI) model. SVI is a practical, problem-solving, alternative "business school" that creates a confidential, supportive and inspiring setting.
We'll dive deep into the heart of business, connecting and learning with other women leading mission-driven businesses and social enterprises.
This intensive will include opportunities to:
• Fine-tune your strategies and build long-lasting relationships with peers and mentors;
• Get direct feedback on your current challenges from a faculty of successful, socially responsible leaders;
• Hear an inspiring "True Confession"-personal story from a leading entrepreneur and her struggle to reach success combining social mission with business;
• Share your experiences and expertise with a group of values-driven business leaders.
This program is for CEOs and leaders of established small companies and non-profit enterprises. Pre-approval is required prior to registration; apply at [email protected]. Enrollment is limited and priority will be given to second-stage entrepreneurs.
Pamela Chaloult is Managing Director for Renewal and Vice President of Renewal2. She is also a senior advisor to Hollyhock and Tides Canada Foundation. Previously, Pamela served as Co-Executive Director of Social Venture Network (SVN), as Communications and Marketing Director for California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and Communications Director for Planned Parenthood. Before joining the non-profit sector, she led the marketing and advertising efforts for the CBS affiliate KPIX TV & Radio and for a variety of film and entertainment groups in Los Angeles.?? Pamela is a member of the Women's Executive Network, the Association of Women in Finance, Social Venture Network and sits on a variety of social purpose boards across North America. www.renewal.ca / www.renewal2.ca
A veteran web strategist and designer, Lauren Bacon co-founded Raised Eyebrow Web Studio with Emira Mears, her all-around right-hand woman (with whom she also wrote The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business). The two have been in business together for eleven years, and during that time have developed a reputation for helping organizations working for social good develop meaningful relationships with their communities online. An advocate of values-based business and sustainable growth, Lauren writes and speaks frequently about business, technology, and women's issues; she co-authors a blog on women and business at www.laurenandemira.com and a weekly online column for BCBusiness magazine. Lauren volunteers with the boards of the Vancouver Bach Children's Chorus and St. James Music Academy, two nonprofit groups delivering music education to hundreds of children in Vancouver. www.raisedeyebrow.com
A sought after web strategist and small business mentor, Emira Mears co-founded Raised Eyebrow Web Studio with Lauren Bacon, her other business half (with whom she also wrote The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business). The two have been in business together for eleven years, and during that time have developed a reputation for helping organizations working for social good develop meaningful relationships with their communities online. An advocate of women entrepreneurs, sustainable growth and values-based business, values-based business and sustainable growth, Emira writes and speaks frequently about business, leadership, technology and women; she co-authors a blog on women and business at www.laurenandemira.com and a weekly online column for BCBusiness magazine. www.raisedeyebrow.com
Click here to watch a video of Emira Mears introducing the program at the Hollyhock catalogue launch party.
TUITION: $250 CDN; includes lunch and light refreshments.
Pre-approval is required prior to registration; apply at [email protected]
Note: Registration is required for this program. Register for two or more Vancouver programs in one calendar year and receive a 10% discount on the second one.
Cancellations/Transfers: If you cancel your Vancouver program reservation, a Hollyhock credit will be available to use on another Vancouver program, this year or next year, if the notice given falls within the following time periods: One week or more prior to the start date: a forfeit of $50, or 50% of the tuition if it is less than $100, will be taken, with the remaining deposit balance to a Hollyhock credit. Less than one week prior to the start date: the full deposit will be forfeited. Credits are transferable to another person with your consent in writing.
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