We embrace an inclusive community of female entrepreneurs who recognize we are all enriched by our diversity. We are committed to fostering an environment that advocates for respect, acceptance of others, and inclusion. All women are welcome here.

Business Start-up Bootcamp

Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey through Startup Bootcamp, a 7-week workshop and discussion series that instills a foundation of entrepreneurial skills in participants like you while you build your Startup network.
Turning your idea into a real business is tough, especially when you don’t know where to start. Startup Bootcamp exists for just that reason, providing you with the tools and network to get your business off the ground. You don’t have to do it alone.


• Peer Community
• Build relationships with female entrepreneurs across the Shuswap.
• Motivation and Accountability
• Gain tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to your goals
• Private Facebook Group for questions, discussion, and networking
• Virtual Module Weekly
• Weekly 1:1 Coaching session

PRESENTED BY: Brandi Butts, Granting Wishes Consulting

Brandi is an entrepreneur, mentor and a consultant. She believes strongly in the power of vulnerability; being clear about your passions in life; and stepping forward.  Once of the things she is most passionate about is inclusion and diversification. She is the owner of Granting Wishes – Mentoring and Consulting.

Securing Your Digital Self

This workshop will give you simple and actionable information to protect your data in the modern world.  Over 3 sessions, we will go through many topics from password management to data backups to firewalls.  Join this workshop if you know you need to start acting to protect your data, but you’re not sure where to start.

Toren Huntley, Revela Systems

PRESENTED BY: Toren Huntley, Revela Systems

Toren is a cofounder of Revela Systems, a Victoria-based startup focused on helping our clients achieve success in AI and analytics projects by ensuring the use of high quality data.  She is passionate about bringing the right technical solution to real-word problems.  Toren grew up exploring the beautiful mountains and lakes in Vernon, BC and now lives in Victoria where she takes advantage of new scenery in her small fishing boat.

Hiring and Retaining for Success with Robyn Jespersen

When it comes to attracting and keeping talent many employers are relying on what used to work, but due to the impacts of low unemployment rates, the pandemic, heightened awareness of diversity, inclusion and indigenous rights, past practices in many cases aren’t working. Are your HR practices keeping up?

In this 3 hour session, you will talk about trends, best practices and tips on developing a resilient strategy for hiring, onboarding and retaining your workforce.

Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and insights for the group discussion.

Robyn Jespersen, Moxy HR

PRESENTED BY: Robyn Jespersen, CPHR , Moxy HR

Robyn is the principle of Moxy HR and founder of the Work-Hub Shuswap. Robyn is a Chartered Professional in human resources (CPHR) and brings a depth of experience in HR policies, programs and strategy, and the pulse on hiring and recruitment in the Shuswap region.

Recovery & Resiliency with Kristy Ware

Recovery and Resiliency

Part 1: Overcoming Burnout (and how to prevent it in the first place!)

Things like burnout, health concerns, economic hardship, and work-life conflict top the list of challenges people have faced over the past 15 months. This can result in more sick days and health insurance claims, and negatively impacts productivity and morale for you and your team. In order to help reduce overwhelm and fatigue, while improving self-awareness and self-care, simple physical and mental coping strategies are a must.

Part 2: Feed Your Body, Move Your Mind 

We all know that desk jobs are bad for our health. Just like we know that poor health and low energy are bad for our bottom line. Thankfully, there are many ways that we can counter those effects. You will leave this workshop feeling empowered to create a “healthy culture” in your business or organization through the implementation of easy effective health and fitness hacks.

Part 3: From Self-Judgement to Self-Love 

Self-confidence is a learned behaviour, it’s not something you’re born with. Sadly, 90% of people are dissatisfied with their bodies leading to feelings of self-judgement and low self-confidence; both factors that impact career success. Whether it’s speaking up in a boardroom meeting or attending a social work function with confidence, self-love is in the driver’s seat.

Kristy Ware

PRESENTED BY: Kristy Ware, Holistic Health Coach, Speaker and the Author of Synergize Your Health – The 6 Elements for Greater Vitality and Joy

Kristy has an innate ability to put others at ease within minutes of being together. She is not afraid to meet people exactly where they are, while gently challenging their beliefs about themselves and the world around them.

What drives  her to do the work she does is witnessing the transformation that happens when people turn their thoughts into their actions. When they let go of negative thinking and embrace the power of positivity. And, when they take one small step towards what they desire, they create the momentum for sustainable lasting change.

Claiming Your Creativity with Tammy Thielman

Join Tammy in learning about healthy boundaries, beating imposter syndrome and letting go of guilt so that you can freely enjoy, create and GROW your soul-centered business!
Part 1: Living and Loving Healthy Boundaries

 Join Tammy to explore and chat about how healthy boundaries can boost our energy level, inspire creativity and give us more time for life and work! If you identify with ‘people pleasing’ or saying “yes” way too often, this talk about setting boundaries can help you learn and practice healthy limit setting.

Part 2: Kick Imposter Syndrome with Self Confidence

Imposter syndrome and building self-confidence: Join Tammy to learn and chat about what is ‘imposter syndrome’ that holds so many talented and passionate women entrepreneurs back from pursuing their dream. Help your self-confidence grow by picking up some easy, everyday skills from this talk on following your passion and creativity: there is room for you and your business!

Part 3: Say Goodbye to Guilt

Like people pleasing and imposter syndrome, guilt is one of the most common feelings female entrepreneurs struggle with. Learn about letting go of guilt, exploring your values and priorities and building your life and business into what you want and need!

Participation in all three sessions is beneficial. 
Presented by: Tammy Theilman, BSW, MSW, RSW
Tammy Thielman is a local registered mental health and wellness counsellor who specializes in supporting trauma survivors of all ages in recovery and healing. Tammy’s office is a cabin and her counselling practice is based on her quiet, peaceful mountain farm.

LEAN 101: Lean/Productivity Improvement

Lean 101 provides a solid Lean/Productivity Improvement foundation and a clear understanding of Lean principles. This one-day, interactive, hands-on, simplicity-driven workshop makes Lean Thinking easy to understand and apply.

  • The 5 Principles of “Lean Thinking”.
  • What a “Value – Added” and “Non Value-Added” activity is within your own facility.
  • What “Waste” is defined as in relationship to Lean.
  • What the P.D.C.A. cycle is and how to implement it in your facility.
  • The 7 forms of “Waste” and briefly describe each as it relates to his or her facility or environment.
  • Value Stream Mapping and how the concept is applied.
  • Use simple Value Stream Mapping to clarify a present operation (Current State Map).
  • “Pull System,” (versus a “Push System) and its characteristics, and its typical effect on customers and quality.
  • “Takt Time” and know how to calculate it and how Takt Time can aid in the decision-making process.
  • Generate a “Future State Map” for a given product or process.
  • Know how to create a visual factory using charts and visual indicators that show and monitor the status of key indicators/measures quickly, simply and effectively.

PRESENTED BY: Jody Marshall, Sustainable Results Group

I am passionate about helping organizations (both entrepreneurs and corporations) and their people, become sustainable and profitable.  I have an undying passion and innate ability to find better, more efficient and profitable ways of doing things.

I have been a life long learner and I find myself excited everyday to learn something new.  I plan to write a book one day about all the amazing experiences and businesses I have been so privileged to observe, be part of and work with……….finding the time to write scribe the book will be the challenge!


  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Calgary
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


  • S.C.M.P Designation
  • Lean Certification
  • Journeyman Parts Person

Join the Tsuts’weye Network!

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