CHARLENE SANJENKO

Builder of Strong Women Who Lead.

I am a proud Canadian woman with an Indigenous background.

I am a wife, step-mother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, niece, friend, volunteer, mentor and advocate of powHERful women.

I am a social entrepreneur, media visionary, author, speaker, community leader, economic development enthusiast and second-term Councillor for the Town of Gibsons in BC.

I am deeply convicted to move women forward as leaders, both personally and professionally, to help them stretch into their EPIC potential in business, leadership and life.

At my core, I am a woman who believes the stronger we feel in our bodies, the more positive and powerful we are in our lives.  I seek meaningful interactions that explore new conversations and possibilities, not repeating the ones we’ve had before:  powHER defined from an Indigenous perspective; the marriage of media + manifestation with change management to move women forward, faster; and the role of health, energy and vibrancy in attracting what we want and are ready for in our lives.  

In 2000, I set out to change that when I left my corporate role as National Marketing Manager for an independently owned investment firm.  My curiosity led me to build a House for powHERful women where purpose-driven conversation, high-calibre connection, and the creation of powHERful publications and partnerships has fueled my entrepreneurial efforts ever since.

View my Speaker’s Profile:  2018 Speakers Kit for Charlene SanJenko

CATALYST | It’s what You DO, not what You SAY

An open letter to the leaders of Catalyst Canada Let’s talk about leading – leading by example.  I’ve read this week’s Catalyst announcement regarding the appointment of Victor Dodig as their new Board Chair.  Let me get this straight:  The Mission of Catalyst Canada is to ‘Accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion’. This is […]

INCLUSION | 5 Steps to ‘I Belong’

Inclusion.  A word being thrown around a whole lot these days. Organizations are prioritizing.  Governments are policy-making.  Consultants are gravitating.  My question is, what does inclusion look and feel like? How does it show up in your day-to-day life?  Keeping it real and relatable, it simply means, “I belong“.  Yes? I’d like to discuss active […]

How Hungry Are YOU For The WIN?

Athletes undergo rigorous training, dialed in nutrition, mental preparation, quality supplementation, consistent bodywork, adequate hydration, rest, and recuperation to ensure they bring ALL of themselves at their optimal performance to each and every game. Their talent, discipline and dedication to a hardcore work ethic is rewarded with sizable contracts, sponsor endorsements, fan loyalty, even celebrity […]

Rep It Out to Roar!

Repping it out to roar!  Preparing for canfitpro’s Women Who Influence luncheon, August 17th. Repetition.  Repetition.  Repetition. PowHERful leaders ready themselves to access their next opportunity through the practice of diligent repetition. In weight-training, gains are maximized by those who understand the value of repetition.  Weekly schedules prioritize consistency and repetition of workouts and meals that provide […]