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.

Muffet McGraw’s equality speech | Seeing is believing!

My take on Muffet McGraw’s equality speech: ✅ She said what she felt needed to be said and has every right to do so. ✅ She was prepared – concise and organized – with relevant facts to back-up heartfelt frustration. ✅ It’s 2019. Are we really still having this conversation?   I – like Muffet […]

SPARK POSSIBILITY | Stoke the Fire for Team Optimization

Where would you start to optimize the potential, performance and overall experience of employees and gain the greatest traction in the shortest period of time? I was recently asked this question and wanted to share my thoughts as they relate to Stage 1 of The Leader Path. Like any good fire, team optimization begins with […]

THE WHOLE TEAM | It’s not dodge ball, it’s life.

Do you remember picking teams in grade school? Maybe it was for baseball, soccer, floor hockey, or perhaps dodge ball, standing in a group of girls and boys waiting to be picked for a co-ed team. Do you remember? What do you remember? Let me tell you what I remember. Male A-players would get picked […]

THE LEGS OF OUR LEGACY

The importance of a phrase originally coined by Bob Proctor and also used by leadership master, John Maxwell, ‘The legs of our legacy‘, was recently reinforced by an email I received from a Saskatchewan PowHERhouse who recently attended our Saskatoon PowHERlunch. The women attending these events are trying to convince themselves that they are worthy to […]

Flow-Based not Fear-Based | Is Mainstream Media Distracting Us From What We SAY We Want?

PROBLEM:  We lack bold, big-picture, courageous leaders ready to tackle in-our-face global problems. OBSERVATION:  These leaders are out there, but far too few are operating at their optimal potential. 70 per cent of employees are not showing up to work fully committed to delivering their best performance. 52 percent of those workers are basically sleepwalking through […]