CHARLENE SANJENKO

Builder of Strong Women Who Lead.

I am a proud Canadian woman of First Nations origin.

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

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

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.  In fact, I believe one of the greatest factors holding women back both personally and professionally is a lack of integration between lifestyle management and leadership development.

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 regarding the relationship between lifestyle + leadership has fueled my entrepreneurial efforts ever since.

 

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

I’m confused. Sunday morning.  Mid-January.  Freezing temperatures.  National sportscast. One professional journalist shows up ready to bring it. The other?  Like I said, I’m confused. My first thought was, ‘What the hell? Really?  Followed immediately by, “Maybe I’m too sensitive.  Perhaps I’m over-reacting.” So I asked a gentleman running on the treadmill next to me […]

Christina Benty: Former Politician ~ Lifelong Leader, Learner & Cherished Mentor

There is a rule of thumb for comedians: “Get off the stage while they are still laughing.”  For politicians, maybe it should be “Get off the stage while you are still laughing!” After almost twelve years in local government (in the Town of Golden, BC), two terms on council and two terms as mayor, I […]