"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
Laura Small, CEO
Laura has led the organization as CEO since January 1997. She is responsible for all aspects of operational management and has a B.Comm and a MBA. Laura was recognized by the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) for the difference she has made to the economic empowerment of women in Saskatchewan. Laura is one of seven Canadians who were named to the 2012 TIAW World of Difference 100 list.
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 Administration and Accounting Support
Erin has been with W.E. since 2011. She works closely with our Loans Manager to help manage the loan portfolio. Erin also assists our Accountant in daily accounting duties. She is currently working towards her B.Comm in Finance.
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 for fifteen years. 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 is currently working on her MBA with a focus in Community Economic Development with 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.
Debra Needham Moshurchak, Loans Officer
Debra has enjoyed a varied career in the banking and finance industry. Since initially joining Women Entrepreneurs on a secondment from CIBC in 1997, Debra continues to work with our members to start and expand their businesses. She 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.