Thu., Jun. 24 | Free Webinar

Career Development: Entrepreneurship

As part of the WIL Career Development Series, the Victoria Chapter will be hosting an engaging panel discussion with three expert entrepreneurs: Theresa Ito, Principal - Blue Mountain Solutions Inc, Tessa McLoughlin, Founder/ Director of KWENCH and Alexandra Dawes,Virtual CFO Solutions.
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Career Development:  Entrepreneurship

Time & Location

Jun. 24, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Free Webinar

About the event

As part of the Women in Leadership Career Development Series, the Victoria Chapter will be hosting an engaging panel discussion with three expert entrepreneurs.

Join us for an interactive conversation as they share their experiences, how COVID has impacted their approach to leadership as well as some of the best advice they have ever received. This is a great opportunity to be inspired and gain insight from female leaders that can help you shape your journey.

Participation is FREE but attendance is limited. Register today.

Speaker Bios

Theresa Ito - Principal - Blue Mountain Solutions Inc  -

Theresa Ito is the principal owner of Blue Mountain Solutions, a customer service and leadership training company. She is an enthusiastic and energetic trainer, speaker and consultant who uses her experiences to inspire change within leaders and colleagues. Theresa has over 30 years of international hospitality experience and has trained teams in Canada, Mexico, England, Jamaica, Maui and California.

Tessa McLoughlin, Founder/ Director of KWENCH -

“Strong personal connections not only increase the health of an individual but also strengthen the safety, productivity, health and innovation of a society.”

 Meet Tessa, the Founder/Director of KWENCH, a Victoria-based, but globally ambitious work & culture club. A passionate believer in the power of human connection and the importance of creating space where people feel like they belong, Tessa leads the 3rd wave of coworking by offering us the much desired multi-service work club experience.   

 A serial culture/community instigator, Tessa has established civic award-winning initiatives, spearheaded cultural festivals and events, was dubbed “The Queen of Culture” by Douglas Magazine and won The Forum’s first annual Force To Be Reckoned With award.  She is an environmentalist, a women’s advocate and an inclusivity warrior who continuously considers the social and environmental impact of all she does. #responsiblehuman 

 Tessa has two fabulous young humans, a fuzzy pug, an Australian accent and a playful earring addiction. She was once a professional performer and hopes to one day do a triathlon without having it suck the whole way through.

Alexandra Dawes, Virtual CFO Solutions -

Alex started her accounting career working in public practice in Victoria, BC focusing on Canadian and cross border tax. She eventually moved into a senior role with a virtual accounting firm where she found her passion in helping startups while completing her CPA. Since then, Alex founded the company, Virtual CFO Solutions, and has been helping startups and tech companies with all things finance. Her focus is on Victoria based businesses but can work with companies across Canada on a remote basis.


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.

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