Congratulations! WEC Board Chair Jill Earthy named one of WXN 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women

WeBC December 4, 2018

We’re pleased to share that our Board Chair, Jill Earthy, has been honoured by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a Top 100™ Award Winner!

Jill Earthy is making a difference in advancing gender diversity in the business world and she is being recognized as one of the RBC champions for making “a describable difference to the advancement of women in the workplace.”

“As the Board chair of Women’s Enterprise Centre, Jill plays a crucial role in advocating for  programs, policies, and organizational cultures to advance women in business and professional careers. As a community activator, initiator and mentor, she sees an opportunity to shift the dial towards gender equity by educating more women, and providing access, to invest and earn positions at the Board tables of growing companies,” says Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre.

“On behalf of Women’s Enterprise Centre, I congratulate Jill on this recognition. We are fortunate to have her as our board chair. I thank her for sharing her vision and leadership in creating a more equitable future,” Laurel adds.

In her previous role as Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr, a Vancouver-based financial technology start-up, she worked to increase the number of female investors participating on the platform to over 30%, up from the average of 20%.

Now, as the Head of Growth of Female Funders, she is changing the future face of venture funding. She has lived out her mission in her entrepreneurial ventures, leading non-profits which support entrepreneurs.

Jill is one of the driving forces behind the WE FOR SHE movement, one of North America’s largest events tackling gender equity in leadership. Her vision is recognized nationally as the word is spreading about the

impact of WE FOR SHE and the other initiatives she is leading.

“I feel incredibly thankful for this recognition. I am truly humbled by the inspiring work of other women who have been recognized by WXN. This award empowers all women across Canada as together we can make a difference,” says Jill Earthy.

WXN Top 100™ Awards celebrate Canada’s powerful women for their accomplishments. Women’s Enterprise Centre congratulates all the inspiring 2018 WXN award winners, of whom 25 are from BC!

Winners were announced at a gala on November 22, and a luncheon celebrating BC’s award-winners will be in Vancouver on January 17.

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