It was only three short years ago when Sunshine Coast resident and entrepreneur Charlene Sanjenko sent out personal invitations to a group of female friends, associates and colleagues to join her at the launch of her social impact organization for empowering like-minded women with a focus on leadership development. She christened it PowHERHouse. The cozy affair took place in downtown Vancouver and featured a panel of inspiring women leaders from the business, non-profit and political circles in the Lower Mainland. Little did we all realize that this grassroots project would pick up fierce speed and quickly become Canada's only media platform to connect women through shared communication and inspire leadership and mentorship.
Truly impressive was the determination and infectious optimism that Charlene injected into her project. In a short time she was able to gather a community of over 2,500 women, a 5,000+ readership of her PowHERhouse magazine and an ever-growing social media presence - 6,500 connections over Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN collectively. From her website powherhouse.com, the organization accelerates individual performance and business growth through the integration of brand awareness, strategic training, mentorship and access to relevant opportunities.
In September PowHERhouse announced the launching of PowHER TV - a community focused televised program airing on Shaw TV throughout Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. With the introduction of the PowHER TV series, Sanjenko and her team will celebrate with three special red-carpet launch parties in Nanaimo (November 17th), Sechelt (November 24th) and Vancouver (January 25th). The events will feature a networking reception, special guest speaker talks, panel discussion and a screening of the independent documentary Dream, Girl. Touted by Oprah Winfrey's #SuperSoul100, The Dream, Girl documentary showcases the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs, and is the perfect highlight to the PowHER TV launch parties. Such an inspiring movement and so much to look forward to. Tickets for the upcoming events are available online now through the PowHERhouse website. LINK.