Joining groups critical to female entrepreneurs’ success
Forging relationships that offer support, mentoring and networking are crucial for women starting their own businesses….Barbara Mowat, president of Impact Communications, founded GroYourBiz.com, a peer-to-peer group of women who want to grow their businesses, three years ago. Today, there are nine chapters of GroYourBiz.com; Mowat says her goal is 100 chapters in another three years. Click to read more
Successful Women Business Owners Agree: Mindset Not Bank Finance is Key for Growth-oriented Entrepreneurs
According to research by Oxford-based leadership specialist, Sue Stockdale, one of the major factors that is critical for business owners to consider when growing their businesses is their mindset. In her new book, ‘The Growth Story’, Sue interviewed nine successful women entrepreneurs from UK and North America. Click to read more
Women Entrepreneurs Get Ready to GroYourBiz in White Rock
Sponsored by BMO Bank of Montreal, the new GroYourBiz chapter opened in White Rock, BC on the 4th of March 2013. The organization now has chapters in six cities in B.C. and three chapters in Toronto, providing members with monthly peer-to-peer advisory group meetings; access to top experts and business analysts from an alliance of top private sector organizations. Click here to read the media release.
Dr. Elizabeth Bryce Awarded Champion For Change Award For Integrating MRSAid into Vancouver General Hospital
The award, proffered by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and GroYourBiz, recognizes global leaders who envision innovative ways of benefiting their community. Dr. Bryce was the championing force in getting MRSAid, a surgical infection control platform created by Vancouver-based Ondine Biomedical Inc., into the stringent testing grounds of Vancouver General Hospital. Click to read more
GroYourBiz Toronto Chapter – Launch Movie
WPO/GYB Christmas Social
December 11, 2012 at the Pan Pacific
Announcing the “Champion for Change Award”
I’m thrilled to share the news of Hanne Madsen, our new facilitator for Kamloops and soon to be Surrey/White Rock (and probably other regions in the West!). See below the announcement of her being selected as one of the first members of Diversity 50 (D50) by the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC). The Diversity 50 candidates has been profiled in the Globe and Mail on Monday, November 26th, 2012 in the Board Games section of the Report on Business.
“I am very excited to share with you that I have been selected as one of the first members of Diversity 50 (D50) by the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC). Diversity 50 is a new resource for directors and search firms to access when seeking board candidates beyond their own networks. It is a list of 50 men and women from across Canada with strong competencies that align with the requirements of many Canadian boards. I was selected from applicants across Canada by nine prominent Canadian CEOs and CBDC. Candidates were selected based on their knowledge, skills and behaviours with the intent that the qualified list of Diversity 50 candidates would form a database that could provide and encourage diversity on boards.”
Congratulations to Cathy McIntyre, Victoria GYB facilitator was appointed to the Peninsula Co-Op Board of Directors.
March 22, 2012
GroYourBiz member Marianne Greaves held her 1st Annual Spring event to support International Women’s Day, with proceeds going to www.becauseIamagirl.ca. What incredible local talent! The fashion show was excellent. You can still purchase on-line at: www.arttowear.ca
March 17, 2012
A new study from BMO reveals that 71% of CDN women would become their own boss if they had the opportunity, and eight in ten women say that having access to role models or mentors would be a key to their success.
BMO Women’s Day Study: Majority of Canadian Women Would Start Their Own Business
March 2, 2012
GroYourBiz member Tracy Dueck, owner of Tracycakes Bakery Cafe, won a Business Excellence Award for the White Rock/Surrey Chamber of Commerce in the 8-14 Employees category. Tracycakes is known for its support of a long list of local community events and charities. Tracy gives credit to her great staff and is so proud of all their hard work.
Visit the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce website
See event pictures on the Surrey NOW website
February 24, 2012, 2011
GroYourBiz is Opening a Surrey, BC Chapter
November 3, 2011
GroYourBiz Grows in Vancouver and Victoria
July 22, 2011
Chapter 1 Member, LaVigne Organic Skincare, Featured in Chateleine
February 3, 2011
Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case – Photo Gallery
October 18, 2010