women in business

Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)

Coldstream entrepreneur collects competition cash

Aria Hahn and partner were grand prize winners of business pitch event in Vancouver

 

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

 

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)

Stay Wild inspiring women to get into backcountry

Brittney Dickson wants to create a safe and welcoming place for women to explore the backcountry

 

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report finds pockets of jobs weakness in rebound for Canadian women

Female employment almost 1 per cent lower than where it could have been if pandemic hadn’t happened

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Dorothee Birker (Photography: Aaron Hemens)

Volunteering offers insight to chosen career paths

Dorothee Birker — Women in Business

Dorothee Birker (Photography: Aaron Hemens)
Jennilee Grieg founding director of Thrive Kids Canada. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)

The joy of seeing families ‘Thrive’

Women in Business — Jennilee Greig

Jennilee Grieg founding director of Thrive Kids Canada. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Sherry Ringghuth, owner of Memories and More Scrapbooking in West Kelowna. (Photography: Aaron Hemens)
 Sherry Ringghuth, owner of Memories and More Scrapbooking in West Kelowna. (Photography: Aaron Hemens)

Making memories of entrepreneurship throughout the pandemic

Women in Business — Sherry Ringghuth

Sherry Ringghuth, owner of Memories and More Scrapbooking in West Kelowna. (Photography: Aaron Hemens)
 Sherry Ringghuth, owner of Memories and More Scrapbooking in West Kelowna. (Photography: Aaron Hemens)
Debbie Scott at Passionate Blooms in West Kelowna. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)

Staffing during a pandemic is not all roses

Debbie Scott - Women in Business

Debbie Scott at Passionate Blooms in West Kelowna. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Malindi Elmore. (Photo: Jon Adrian)
Malindi Elmore. (Photo: Jon Adrian)
(Aaron Hermes)
(Aaron Hermes)
Sushmita Rathour and Maxine Dehart at the Ramada Hotel. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)

The challenges hotels face throughout the pandemic

Women in Business - Sushmita Rathour

Sushmita Rathour and Maxine Dehart at the Ramada Hotel. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Shylo Werner all things manages safety and efficiency at Kelowna Transit (Aaron Hermes/2022)
Shylo Werner all things manages safety and efficiency at Kelowna Transit (Aaron Hermes/2022)
Seemann is available to help solve any problem that the Kelowna airport may encounter (Aaron Hermes)

Positivity taking flight at the Kelowna airport

Women in Business: Lori Seemann

Seemann is available to help solve any problem that the Kelowna airport may encounter (Aaron Hermes)
Nina Ferguson

Passion to teach leads to school administration roles

Women in Business: Nina Ferguson

Nina Ferguson
Christina Skinner, part-owner of Frankie We Salute You. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)

Serving up positivity at Frankie We Salute You

Women in Business: Christina Skinner

Christina Skinner, part-owner of Frankie We Salute You. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Catherine Birtwhistle and Dana Jones at Urban Outreach. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Catherine Birtwhistle and Dana Jones at Urban Outreach. (Photographer: Aaron Hemens)
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Small, medium-sized businesses gave women smaller raises than men in 2021: survey

Humi research also found men were 4.4 per cent more likely to receive a raise than women

Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

New virtual pop-up shop boosts Okanagan women in business

The online shop features more than 450 women-led businesses in B.C.

Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO