Fireside Chat: Grow a Profitable Business with a Positive Impact

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Apr 23 | 10-11:00 am PT

Tuesday, April 23 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Virtual Fireside Chat

 

Introducing our new Fireside Chats! These are free, virtual sessions that explore different aspects of scaling a business by sharing the growth journeys, knowledge and experiences of BC women.

Growing your business doesn’t need to mean abandoning your values. In fact, you can grow a profitable business while also growing your economic, social, and environmental impact.

Women entrepreneurs are solving some of our biggest problems and integrating social responsibility into businesses in every industry. They’re contributing to systemic change and innovating how we do business!

Join us to hear from three BC women who are leading the charge:

  • Allisha Heidt is a social impact entrepreneur whose passion for the environment has contributed to all of her life choices, including the founding of two social impact businesses. Allisha wants to save this planet by changing consumption patterns through the zero-waste culture in her local and global community. She has over a decade of experience working in the sustainability industry, helping to ignite operational change with small and medium sized businesses in British Columbia.
  • Lisa Hemingway is Co-owner and Director of Creativity & Opportunities at iilo Creative Alliance, a full-service creative agency and Certified B Corp. She works with progressive impact businesses (B Corps, nonprofits and social ventures) that have big goals to make positive impacts in the world.
  • Annelies Tjebbes is the Executive Director of Roots & Rivers – a strategy and evaluation consultancy serving social purpose organizations across Canada. Annelies’ team is committed to helping tackle the most pressing issues facing our global society and has supported over 75 socially-minded organizations to solidify their vision for the world and chart a clear path toward impact.

Join us to ask your questions of these trailblazing women and consider how you can grow your social impact as you grow your business!

Facilitator: Cathy Burrell, Client Services Coordinator

Panelists:

 

Meet the Facilitator

Cathy Burrell, WeBC Client Service Coordinator

Cathy Burrell is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience owning and operating a variety of businesses. She has a Master of Education degree from the University of Calgary, specializing in adult, community and higher education. She has taught digital literacy and communication education to adults and has worked as a consultant for business owners to give them insight into their digital customer base.

Cathy believes COVID highlighted the importance of clear communication, both online and offline. She currently works as a Client Services Advisor for WeBC helping clients develop their social, listening and critical thinking skills. In her experience, knowing when to talk and when to listen is key to empathy and understanding, and she works with clients to find that balance in their business.

Meet the Panelists

Allisha Heidt

Allisha Heidt is a social impact entrepreneur. Her passion for the environment has contributed to all of her life choices, including the founding of two social impact businesses. Allisha wants to save this planet by changing consumption patterns through the zero waste culture in her local and global community. She has over a decade of experience working in the sustainability industry, helping to ignite operational change with small and medium sized businesses in British Columbia.

Lisa Hemingway

Lisa Hemingway

Lisa (she/her) is Co-owner, Director of Creativity & Opportunities at iilo (“ee-lo”) as well as a communication designer with nearly two-decades of experience working for changemaker clients amplifying their ambitious missions with compelling design collateral.

iilo Creative Alliance inc. is a full-service creative services agency in Western Canada. We deliver communication design solutions (branding, reports, events, and more) for progressive impact businesses, nonprofits, institutions, social enterprises, marketing & communications departments, and municipalities. Our head office is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw & Coast Salish, on Vancouver Island.

Annelies Tjebbes

Annelies Tjebbes is the Executive Director of Roots & Rivers (www.rootsandrivers.ca) – a strategy and evaluation consultancy serving social purpose organizations across Canada. Annelies’ team is committed to helping tackle the most pressing issues facing our global society and has supported over 75 socially-minded organizations to solidify their vision for the world and chart a clear path toward impact. Annelies brings her diverse backgrounds in social innovation, systems change, community development, (and even biomedical engineering) to support heart-centered, community-focused, strategic approaches to organizational innovation.