"A company is only as good as the people it keeps." - Mary Kay Ash
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. is by this measure, an awesome company. From the members and clients that we work with on a daily basis who are taking advantage of opportunities to follow their dreams of business ownership; to the staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to meet the needs of those members and clients.
Phone 306-477-7173 or 1-800-879-6331
Prabha Vaidyanathan, Chief Executive Officer
Prabha is the new CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. Prior to this, she was the CEO of the Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of Saskatchewan. Prabha has a Masters of Social Work in Community Development, Policy and Planning and was conferred an honourary CGA by the CGA SK Board of Governors in October 2013. Given the merger of the accounting profession, Prabha has now been granted a honourary Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Prabha is excited about her new role and looks forward to continuing to advance the mission and vision of our organization.
Agnes Bourassa, Loans Manager
Agnes joined W.E. in 2012 and enjoys helping clients secure lending to start, expand and succeed in business. Agnes comes from the accounting and wealth management industry. She has an Accounting diploma and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
Erin Brakefield, Loan Coordinator
Erin has a B. Comm degree in Finance from the Edwards School of Business. Erin was first hired in January 2011 as a Coop Student, and has since grown to become a Loan Coordinator. Erin works alongside the Loans Manager to help clients secure lending to start, expand and succeed in business.
Jennifer Smith, Accountant (Contract)
Jennifer’s accounting and finance background is long and varied. She has been with W.E. since 2008. Jennifer handles the bookkeeping for W.E. and takes care of our month end and year-end financial reporting. She has a B. Admin from the University of Regina.
Linda Prafke FCMC, Business Advisor (Contract)
Linda has been with the organization since March 1998. She advises clients in various aspects of business, including the preparation and presentation of business plans, market research, analysis and strategy, financial forecasting as well as providing path finding to various sources of support and funding. Linda owns her own management consulting practice and has extensive cross industry experience.
Lori Jestin-Knaus, Business Advisor
Lori joined W.E. in September of 2013. She has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and a MBA with a focus in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University. In Lori's role as Business Advisor, she strives to ensure clients have the resources, tools and information to make informed decisions about their business.
Danielle Wojcichowsky, Communications & Events Coordinator
Danielle started with W.E. in 2005. She coordinates the internal and external marketing messages, manages the website and plans the annual Business Conference. Danielle has a B.Comm in Marketing from the University of Saskatchewan.
Nancy Friesen, Client Services Representative & Membership Coordinator
Nancy has been with W.E. since 2012. She is the primary contact for clients in our Saskatoon office. Nancy recommends programs and services for clients based on a preliminary assessment of their needs. Also in her role, she manages and coordinates the membership component of our organization. Nancy took her training at the Academy of Learning and received her Administrative Assistant diploma with honours.
Phone 306-359-9732 or 1-800-879-6331
Charlotte McCall, Business Advisor
Charlotte has been with W.E. since 1996. She is an experienced business advisor with an entrepreneurial approach due to her own background as a small business owner. Charlotte is an APEC-IBIZ Certified Small Business Counsellor.
Diane Souillet, Client Services Representative & Training Coordinator
Diane has worked with W.E. since 2008. She is the primary contact for clients in our Regina office, informing those clients about the programs and services of W.E.. Her Client Services role has expanded and she also coordinates the Business Development Seminars and Lunch Hours Series for both our Saskatoon and Regina offices.