BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF LEADERSHIP
Founded in 2001, Women In Leadership Foundation (WIL) delivers inspirational programs that bring women together to collaborate in the development of their leadership skills & creates positive change in the future of women’s leadership.
CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER
We are looking for a sales minded individual who is, creative, innovative with an outgoing, friendly, and persuasive personality to join us. team.
DIRECTOR, APPLICATION SUSTAINMENT
As a collaborative member of the IT Senior Leadership Team, the Director is responsible for ensuring UBC IT and the portfolio is a great place for people
OVER 200 ROLES
We are one of British Columbia’s and Canada’s Top Employers and provide a progressive, professional work environment balanced with a lifestyle that encompasses and endorses diversity, health and career growth.
Celebration - We are a dynamic group of people passionate about inspiring women to be their best and celebrating their unique talents and successes.
Relevant - We are dedicated to showcasing authentic female role models in a wide variety of sectors.
Collaborative - We bring individuals, companies and organizations together to create positive change.
Mentorship - We believe that we all can learn from, inspire and encourage each other through all stages of our lives.
Founder and President
Maya Kanigan, a UVIC commerce grad following her life’s passion she founded WIL at the age of 28. For Maya, WIL was created because she saw more potential in the women around her then they saw in themselves. She believed that featuring female role models and women’s success stories would inspire others and make a difference in the lives of the next generation. Email
JANICE DETTA COLLI
Board of Directors
Janice has been a key leader at WIL and on the Board of Directors since 2013. Janice provides valuable insight into managing the organization and a great sense of humour. Janice's company "Board Flight Paths" helps Executives and companies with board of director development. Email
Denise brings her strong leadership, marketing and facilitating background to help establish the first Kelowna Chapter. Her warm and inclusive personality makes her shine. Email
Toronto Chapter Chair
Rosemary brings her passion for relationship building and and entrepreneurship to the Toronto team. She offers Strategic Marketing Consulting for leading Canadian law & professional services firms. Email
Vancouver Chapter Chair
Kelly brings her positive leadership style to the Vancouver Chapter and as Co-Chair she has helped the team have success in all its programming. Kelly is a Project Manager at Sonepar Canada managing major projects. Email
Ottawa Chapter Chair
Susie has been instrumental in creating a sustainable Ottawa Chapter that continues to surprise us with their achievements. Susie works as a Technical Advisor at Bruce Power. Email
David has volunteered and worked for WIL from the beginning. He is dedicated to the advancement of women and has run many of WIL's labor market projects. He has an extensive tech and philanthropic background. Email
Calgary Executive Director
Bina has been an exceptional Chair helping build a strong executive team and committees. Bina works at Canadian Natural Resources Limited as the HR Team Lead - Client Services, Talent Acquisition & Marketing. Email
Advisory Board/ Ambassador
Lorna is the Senior Director, Global Facilities and Administration at IMAX. She has a MBA with progressive experience in project management, administration, human resources, facilities, and finance. Email
Vancouver Chapter Chair
Maureen is delightful to work with and brings a great leadership background to the Vancouver Chapter. As a Career Strategist she helps people solve challenges at work to assist and empower talented executives and professionals to take charge of and successfully advance their careers. Email
Ottawa Chapter Chair
Amal joined the Chapter early on and has been a great team leader. Amal is a reporter for Newscap Radio. Email
Our Partners include those that are part of our Leading Employers Program, have provided support to the Foundation or collaborate with us on major projects. We are grateful for their continued support and commitment to advance women's leadership.
"Working with WIL has been a wonderful experience for our company and people. We are happy to support the work WIL does for women and our community."
Samantha Jones, Project Manager