women in business

Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)

Coldstream entrepreneur collects competition cash

Aria Hahn and partner were grand prize winners of business pitch event in Vancouver

 

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

 

Jess Chagn (bottom left corner) with the Golden Girls women’s team at a tournament. She fell in love with the game and has now stepped into a women’s hockey development role so that future generations of girls can enjoy hockey in Golden. (Claire Palmer photo)

Growing women’s hockey in Golden

Jess Chagnon has stepped into a female hockey development role

 

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)

Stay Wild inspiring women to get into backcountry

Brittney Dickson wants to create a safe and welcoming place for women to explore the backcountry

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)
A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Report finds pockets of jobs weakness in rebound for Canadian women

Female employment almost 1 per cent lower than where it could have been if pandemic hadn’t happened

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)

Vancouver Canucks hire first female assistant GM in their history

Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations

Emilie Castonguay, a former player agent who played four years of hockey at Niagara University, is the first woman to be hired by the Vancouver Canucks as an assistant general manager. (Vancouver Canucks)
Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Small, medium-sized businesses gave women smaller raises than men in 2021: survey

Humi research also found men were 4.4 per cent more likely to receive a raise than women

Falling Canadian dollar coins or loonies are pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. A new survey of more than 4,000 small- and medium-sized businesses found the average salary increases given to men this year were double those women received. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

New virtual pop-up shop boosts Okanagan women in business

The online shop features more than 450 women-led businesses in B.C.

Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

Branka Turnbull calls Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta decision vindication

The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to Branka Turnbull, shown in this undated handout image, after she was fired as an instructor of the technical college in Edmonton in 2013 because of a pregnancy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, a study by the Conference Board of Canada has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Women still underrepresented in boardrooms despite ‘comply-or-explain’ rule: study

The study found more than half of the board seats that became vacant in 2018 went to men

A woman walks through Toronto’s financial district on Monday, July 30, 2018. Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, a study by the Conference Board of Canada has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Donna Koch empowers women to stop holding back, and particularly stop being hard on themselves, as pictured at a 2020 Vernon Women in Business meeting. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan coach empowering women to shed self-sabotage

After 31 years in the corporate world, she put her fears aside and is leading her best life

Donna Koch empowers women to stop holding back, and particularly stop being hard on themselves, as pictured at a 2020 Vernon Women in Business meeting. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Laura Daley poses at her newly opened bakery with some of her fresh baked bread, which has been in high-demand since opening day. (Claire Palmer photo)

Golden’s Daley Bread Bakery opens doors

Located at Save On Foods, the bakery will sell artisan breads and goods

Laura Daley poses at her newly opened bakery with some of her fresh baked bread, which has been in high-demand since opening day. (Claire Palmer photo)
Baljit Rana is a local financial planner who has continued her education throughout her life. (Claire Palmer photo)

Education a priority for Baljit Rana

Rana is a lifelong student, drawing from courses and life experiences to help her community

Baljit Rana is a local financial planner who has continued her education throughout her life. (Claire Palmer photo)
Jaime Paquette has always been active and passionate about fitness, a passion she has brought to her business at Golden’s Gym. 
(Claire Palmer photo)

Golden’s Gym fosters inclusive environment

“Everyone is here to feel better and improve and reach their goals. There’s a community here.”

Jaime Paquette has always been active and passionate about fitness, a passion she has brought to her business at Golden’s Gym. 
(Claire Palmer photo)
Amber Moxam mixes up a batch of skin care products. All her products are locally sourced and hand-made in small batches in order to ensure their freshness. (Catheryne Bossé photo)

Flower Child bringing local flora to skincare

Inspired by her own natural skin care journey, Moxam has decided to share her knowledge

Amber Moxam mixes up a batch of skin care products. All her products are locally sourced and hand-made in small batches in order to ensure their freshness. (Catheryne Bossé photo)
Alannah Knapp takes care of a pygmy owl as a part of her work with Little Mittens. (Alannah Knapp photo)

Little Mittens tends to Golden’s wildlife

Alannah Knapp has dedicated herself to the care of Golden’s wildlife

Alannah Knapp takes care of a pygmy owl as a part of her work with Little Mittens. (Alannah Knapp photo)
Over the years, Magi Scallion has held numerous roles in town and currently works with Sled Golden. (Magi Scallion photo)

Magi Scallion fully engaged in Golden’s local businesses

Magi Scallion arrived in Golden in 2013 and has been woven into Golden’s business scene ever since

Over the years, Magi Scallion has held numerous roles in town and currently works with Sled Golden. (Magi Scallion photo)
From left to right, Slackwater Brewing’s assistant brewer Carri Kemp, co-founder Kelsey Peyton & shareholder Lyndi Cruickshank. Slackwater Brewing is releasing their second annual brew for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Submitted)

Penticton female brewmasters are “Making Waves” with their latest beer release

Making Waves is available across B.C. on March 8 in honour of International Women’s Day

From left to right, Slackwater Brewing’s assistant brewer Carri Kemp, co-founder Kelsey Peyton & shareholder Lyndi Cruickshank. Slackwater Brewing is releasing their second annual brew for International Women’s Day on March 8. (Submitted)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna’s top cop removing barriers for women in the force

Kara Triance’s journey to becoming a police chief was not without its challenges

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Ella Lamourexu. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna’s drag story

Ella Lamourexu explains the history behind drag in Kelowna

Ella Lamourexu. (Phil McLachlan, Kelowna Capital News)