YWiB Mentorship Programs Support New Generation of Business Leaders

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Young Women in Business (YWiB), a non-for-profit society that promotes development of young women in Western Canada, has launched a new mentorship program to offer the new generation of female business leaders a real-life coaching experience. Supporting Our University Leaders (SOUL) Mentorship Program is designed for the society's members studying at local universities. "The SFU chapter connects SFU's emerging female leaders with SFU alumni who are highly regarded professionals from diverse fields and industries," explains Stephanie Wong, President of the YWiB at SFU.

Young Women in Business (YWiB), a non-for-profit society that promotes development of young women in Western Canada to reach their fullest personal and professional potential, has commenced its comprehensive mentorship sessions to offer the new generation of female business leaders a real-life coaching experience in the areas of business, information technology, human resources, finance and marketing. YWiB's academic chapters at University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) serve the needs of young women who are still in school, teaching them valuable skills and sharing invaluable experiences through workshops, panel sessions & other events.

Stephanie Wong, President of YWiB at SFU shared that mentorship sessions aim to help women prepare for the challenges of the corporate world. "YWiB presents young women with the resources they need to achieve success on their own terms," noted Wong. "Our members will receive a facilitated professional growth through one-on-one time with their mentor."

YWiB's mentors are connoisseurs of their profession and the most respected business leaders. Kunny Ma, VP Mentor Relations for YWiB at SFU, said their goal for 2010 is to build on the foundation the society has already instituted. "With the program, we wanted to establish a community for like-minded young women," said Ma, revealing their appointed mentors:

Bark Kong (CA, CBV), Director of Financial Reporting, Fraser Health Authority
Brian Li, Analyst, Deloitte
Catherine Martin, Investment Advisor, Leede Financial Markets Inc
Carl Queton, Director of Communications, MacKay
Collin Phillip (MBA), Business Development Manager, BCLC
Ed Chin, Director, HR Initiatives and Services, WorkSafeBC
Gaith Sarhan, Consultant in Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte
Irene Jeremic (MBA, BSc, PM), Corporate Executive Advisor and CIO, Stork Craft
Jabeen Boga, Campus Recruiting Coordinator, KPMG
Jeanne Kong, Human Capital Administrator, PricewaterhouseCoopers
John Yeung (CA) , Corporate Financial Analyst, Intrawest
Karim Adatia (CMA), Tax Auditor, Canada Revenue Agency
Krysty Wideen, Consultant, The Refinery Leadership Partners
Maria-Carmen Abesamis, Account Executive, DDB Kid Think
Tanya Lai (CA), Senior Accountant, MacKay
Zahra Hudani (CHRP), EIT Program Coordinator, BC Hydro

"Mentoring university leaders and young women in business provides an opportunity to influence the leaders of tomorrow," said Irene Jeremic, CEA/CIO of Stork Craft and the SFU alumna. "This generation grew up with Google and they are incredibly smart. They want the best education they can get and the real business exposure early in their career. I can see them achieving phenomenal successes!"

YWiB is grateful for the generous support of its corporate supporters that allows the association to benefit its members and the community.

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