Chair | Mississauga, ON
Patricia is a veteran businesswoman who thrives on working with women business owners to develop and implement best practices that are good for business and people.
As a standard-bearer and an astute interpreter of standards and legislation, Patricia is well-versed in Quality Management and business legislation to help business owners increase performance, compliance, and profitability. Combining her entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of legislation, Patricia provides a high level of expertise in best practices for women-led businesses specific to business structure, finance, human resources, and transition/change management.
She examines gaps in systems and challenges myths that affect business excellence and women’s economic development. Challenging the status quo is a key element of her overall success while being known for her disciplined vision and professional composure.
Patricia champions women business owners from start-up to “keep-going; keep growing” aka scale-up. Her connections and resources are ever-expanding to include funding and mentoring programs for women businesses of all sizes and women business owners of all ages and diversity.
Patricia is a former WBE Canada Assessor, a recipient of the 2014 WBE Ambassador Award, and lead assessor for the CGLCC Supplier Diversity Certification Program.
Patricia is an accredited ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and holds certifications in Emotional Intelligence, Occupational Health and Safety, and Quality Management. She is the creator of an emotional intelligence coaching program for women returning to work during and after cancer and the producer of the YouTube series The Joyful Entrepreneur and The Joy of Working After Sixty – Plus.