Vision Pool.

Passionate about offering their expertise and sharing their stories, the entrepreneurs and speakers in the FWE community are true leaders.

Bite-sized Inspiration.

“We realized that if we really wanted to build a world-class company, we had to build a world-class culture first. The only way to build a great brand is to build from the inside out.”

John DeHart | Co-Founder & CEO – Nurse Next Door (FWE E-series)


“As a woman entrepreneur, I’ve certainly had my share of challenges; but at the same time, I think I’ve had an equal number of great opportunities and I think that’s why it’s so important to encourage young women to think big and not be limited by their ideas of what women should be doing in business today.”

Eira Thomas | Founder – Stornoway Diamonds (FWE Sparkle Gala 2012)


“It’s really important for you to take a hard look at yourself and assess your true strengths and weaknesses. You’ve got to be absolutely honest with yourself and surround yourself with people who can fill your skills gaps.”

Liz Dickinson | President & CEO – Physi-Cal Enterprises (FWE E-series)


“The government isn’t going to sit in rooms and come up with great ideas. It’s the entrepreneurs who drive it, but it takes some success to get people excited.” (WE Vancouver – FWE Roundtable 2010)

Ryan Holmes | CEO – HootSuite Media, Inc.


“Trying to communicate what a brand is to a franchisee in Saskatchewan is different than how you would communicate it to your executives. Make your brand real for every employee and customer.”

Sue Paish | Former CEO, Pharmasave Drugs (National) Ltd. (Marketing & Generational Diversity: X.Y.BOOM, FWE Roundtable 2012)


“To build a great company you need to first build a great team. Then turn them loose and let them do great things.”

John Seminerio | Partner – Magellan Angel Partners (FWE E-series)