Archive for March, 2018

Run the World Series 2: Jill Earthy (March 2018)

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The GWC was honoured to invite Jill Earthy, an entrepreneurially minded leader who believes diversity drives innovation. She is currently the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, an online investment platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors.

In the Keynote speech, Jill shared a wealth of information on topics ranging from leadership and career development. Her entrepreneurial background and active mentorship roles provided wisdom and insights to all students who were interested in starting their own business and driving change in community development.

Following the speeches, the GWC hosted a sit-down dinner for a few like-minded individuals to closely connect with Jill.

Run the World Series 1: Saje Natural Wellness (February 2018)

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The GWC was honoured to invite two executives from Saje Natural Wellness – Julie Potter, Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Jessica Connolly, Senior Director of Leasing to our Run the World Series event in February 2018.

Starting with a keynote speech to all Beedie graduate students, Julie spoke about her career changes and growth in finance and retail. She discussed how her strengths in analytical problem solving has driven her to pursue career opportunities with brands that connect her to purpose and offer an experience that goes beyond the product offering. Jessica also shared how her passion for holistic wellness, combined with her love of real estate, has led her through a journey of self-discovery and career growth in major fashion and retail companies.

Following the speeches, the GWC hosted a sit-down, 3-course dinner for a few like-minded individuals to closely connect with the executives.