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 impact entrepreneur, media visionary, author, speaker, community leader, economic development enthusiast and former 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:  2019 Speakers Kit for Charlene SanJenko

View my Current CV here.

A Founder’s Place to Heal

When PowHERhouse launched in October 2013, I hadn’t yet reconnected with or confirmed my Indigenous heritage. I had no idea I was building a space of healing, transformation, growth, and readiness-generation for myself or other self-identified changemakers. And yet, as I reflect back on the past 8 years with foundational roots dating back to 2000, […]

WHO IS SHE? ❤️ Love Letters to SHE ❤️ | ME at 60

December 30, Love Letter 25 of 25 WHO IS SHE? SHE. She is ME at 60. SHE. My future self who I steadily (most days) walk towards. SHE calls me higher. SHE. Clearer, stronger, braver, lighter with each and every deliberate decision. Horses, healing, and harmony, her oceanside-lived experience embodies Coming Home. SHE. Grounded, content, at […]

WHO IS SHE? ❤️ Love Letters to SHE ❤️ | Miss Willow

December 23, Love Letter 23 of 25 WHO IS SHE? SHE. She is Miss Willow. SHE. My step-daughter, my teacher, my friend. I first saw her when She was just five or six walking on a gym treadmill. SHE. Fiercely independent already… We met again when She was nine. SHE. Came to spend the summer […]

WHO IS SHE? ❤️ Love Letters to SHE ❤️ | My Braid

December 22, Love Letter 22 of 25 WHO IS SHE? SHE. She is WE. We are three. SHE. Tina, Christina, and me. Stronger together, plugging in, powHERfully. SHE. A braid of friendship, deliberately woven with each decision. With choices are no longer for ME and only for US. SHE. Walking together, stretching bravely into all […]

WHO IS SHE? ❤️ Love Letters to SHE ❤️ | Wendi

December 20, Love Letter 20 of 25 WHO IS SHE? SHE. The glue who seals Our greatness. SHE. Volunteered to support my first political campaign. It all began almost a decade ago. SHE. “The smartest woman I know!” How She typically is described, and it’s true. SHE. Holds many pieces with dedication, determination, and care. […]

WHO IS SHE? ❤️ Love Letters to SHE ❤️ | Miss Curly-Sue

December 17, Love Letter 17 of 25 WHO IS SHE? SHE. My little Curly-Sue. She brought so much joy into our lives. SHE. Our little four-legged buddy for 11 years. So, so many memories, stories, and chuckles. SHE. Reminded me to take breaks for regular walks. Her company helped me to transition to a new […]