Tue., Feb. 15 | Virtual Webinar

Speaker Series "Lifting Up Others"

Save the Date! Speaker Series "Lifting Up Others", presented by WIL Alberta Chapter.
Speaker Series "Lifting Up Others"

Time & Location

Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
Virtual Webinar

About the event

Speakers Series "LIfting Others Up "

"Vicki: Lifting Others Up by Paying a Living Wage

Vicki will discuss the growing phenomenon of the working poor and how business can change it. When businesses pay wages that meet the basic needs of their employees, those employees can afford to focus their talent and creativity on their work, becoming more engaged, passionate, and innovative, and ultimately benefiting the business itself. When businesses don't pay living wages, all citizens subsidize their decision with the high tax and social cost of supporting workers forced to live in poverty. So how can business afford to pay more? First, help shareholders define how much profit is Enough. Then balance that need with the needs of all stakeholders - employees, community, environment, customers and suppliers - and focus on creating value rather than redistributing it."

"Candace:  Lifting Others Up Through Authentic Connections

We are not anyone's savior. Candace will be talking about how we can support others growth and development through authentic connecting and relating - in any and all environments and capacities. Authentic connecting allows us to see others through a lens of compassion and understanding. When we can identify and acknowledge our own humanness and get curious with others, we invite others to do the same. This creates the space for vulnerability and sharing...real authentic connection. "


Speaker Bios:

Vicki Nielson, Fractional CFO, Wayfinder Financial Solutions

Vicki guides her clients to financial abundance for all stakeholders by supporting owners to define "Enough" for themselves, in balance with employees, customers, suppliers, the community and the environment. There is always a path to sustainable wealth, and expert guidance can help find the best path for your unique business, while keeping you on track through the long term. With 25 years' experience in business and finance, 20 years as a Chartered Accountant and 10 years as a business executive, Vicki has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of business models in a variety of industries, and has improved profits, cash flows, reporting and finance team engagement in the organizations she's worked with. She also lives off-grid on a 25-acre farm east of Edmonton with her family.

Candace M. Fox, Outreach Consultant for Career Loans in Alberta & Saskatchewan

"Born and raised in Saskatchewan, much of Candace's family roots are grounded in the plains of the Canadian prairies. While work and unique projects have kept her close to home, her appetite for self discovery and adventure has found her gallivanting the globe to explore healing modalities, eco communities and holistic lifestyles that quench the soul and satisfy the mind and body.

With a background in Marketing from the Edward School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan Candace started her working career as an entrepreneur and co-owner of a marketing and PR firm, Couture Business Development. From there she moved in the communications sector working as a producer/writer for Global Regina, field producer for CitySaskatchewan and Fashion editor/writer for Refined Lifestyles Saskatoon/Regina.

She is now splitting her time in the non profit sector in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Candace is currently the Outreach Consultant for Achev's Career Loans program in Saskatchewan and Alberta, supporting Newcomers get back into their preferred career path. She is also studying Energy Psychology and Somatic Therapies, and has a small private practice supporting Neurodivergent folk with self regulation tools.


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.

Learn more at womeninleadership.ca.

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