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:  2018 Speakers Kit for Charlene SanJenko

SOLUTION SEEKERS: Building Influence Fills a Gap, Media to Mobilize Women

influence [in-floo-uhns] the capacity or power of persons to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. If you have spent time with me, you’ve likely heard me on my soapbox speaking of this personal belief:  As more women build their position of influence as leaders, we’ll find solutions to the most poignant issues facing woman and their families in Canada, North America, and globally. […]

THE SPORT OF SPEAKING

” … Your words become your actions.  Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values.  Your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi’s words and wisdom have brought me to this conclusion … “Your words become your destiny”.    I’ve experienced this firsthand, and I’ve observed it over and over again with […]

The Movement to Mobilize Women to Lead in Canada Needs SPECIFICITY!

If we are truly committed to moving women forward in Canada as leaders, we must set a specific goal with a deadline and just get on with it. A Call-Out to High-Powered Female Leaders! It is up to us to lead the charge… Our lack of specificity continues to leave us floundering around this topic, […]

IMAGINE: A SUPERCLUSTER TO ROCKET MORE WOMEN INTO SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Recently announced innovation superclusters are predicted to grow Canada’s economy by over $50 billion dollars in the next decade and add 50,000 middle-class jobs. Superclusters are bright.  They’re formed when clusters of galaxies group together.  In innovation terms, superclusters are ‘hotbeds designed to energize the economy and become engines of growth’. Imagine taking this same […]

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 […]