At the United Way, we often hear from non-profit organizations looking for talented individuals to join their boards. And we hear from community-minded people ready to invest some of their time giving back.
Indeed, more and more people are getting in touch, not sure where to start on their journey.
People like Shannon Manuel, a Saint Johner who moved out to Alberta for a while before coming back.
In Wetaskiwin, Alta., she helped women connect with other female entrepreneurs and leaders. She still remembers the day she invited some in the community for an informal chat at the local coffee shop to discuss creating their growing businesses and building their network – and 40 women showed up.