women in business

Candace Chisholm battling Lyme disease in 2016. (Contributed: Chisholm)

‘It’s David vs. Goliath’: Kelowna grandma, Lyme disease survivor takes on fitness challenge

Candace Chisholm is vying for a spot on the cover of Ms. Health and Fitness magazine

 

Karen Richard, Made Live

Coldstream woman one of Canada’s top Total Moms

Karen Richard, Made Live, along with Salmon Arm’s Crystal Wood, U Grow Girl

 

Kim Wall said her life right now is locksmithing and roller skating. Wall co-owns the busy LockWorks with her husband. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Women in Business: The woman who revived rollerskating in Penticton

LockWorks co-owner Kim Wall wanted to share her passion for rollerskating with the public

 

Kona and Pickle at Lloyd Gallery on Front Street. Lloyd Gallery has been a big supporter of the pet project. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
Kona and Pickle at Lloyd Gallery on Front Street. Lloyd Gallery has been a big supporter of the pet project. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
Julie Ellison, left, and Sarah Martin are the current leaders at the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

South Okanagan Women in Business: People are difference makers of the LSCSS

Included in the Thursday, May 4 print edition is our Women in…

Julie Ellison, left, and Sarah Martin are the current leaders at the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Kori Iceton, events manager at the Barley Mill Brew Pub, standing by the pub’s front walkway in March 2023. The born and raised Pentictonite is moving on to work at Giant’s Head Brewery in Summerland. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Women in Business: Former leader at Penticton’s Barley Mill reflects on 13 years of memories

‘Any sort of giveback to the community is what fills my cup,’ said Kori Iceton

Kori Iceton, events manager at the Barley Mill Brew Pub, standing by the pub’s front walkway in March 2023. The born and raised Pentictonite is moving on to work at Giant’s Head Brewery in Summerland. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Kristine Jack with several posters depicting the history of the Penticton Pow Wow at the yard of the Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School. The Pow Wow Between the Lakes will be moving from the field to South Okanagan Events Centre, visible in the background. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Women in Business: Reviving and thriving, Kristine Jack continues to grow the Pow Wow

The Pow Wow Between the Lakes is just one of Jack’s parts in the community

Kristine Jack with several posters depicting the history of the Penticton Pow Wow at the yard of the Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School. The Pow Wow Between the Lakes will be moving from the field to South Okanagan Events Centre, visible in the background. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)

New Kelowna brewery to tell tales with its ales

Three Lakes Brewing is hoping to open by summer in the Airport Business Park

Three Lakes Brewing has plans for a microbrewery near Kelowna International Airport. (Photo/Three Lakes Facebook)
ProducKIDvity founder and CEO, Alexandra Carnio. (Kenny Tai Photography)

Kelowna childcare centre the only of its kind in B.C.

Women in Business - Alexandra Carnio

ProducKIDvity founder and CEO, Alexandra Carnio. (Kenny Tai Photography)
Chae Berry with pets Link and Winnie. (Kenny Tai Photography)
Chae Berry with pets Link and Winnie. (Kenny Tai Photography)
Deepa Pillay and her husband launched Not Just Curries in the fall of 2022. (Kenny Tai photo)
Deepa Pillay and her husband launched Not Just Curries in the fall of 2022. (Kenny Tai photo)
The provincial government has tabled legislation to ensure gender-pay transparency but critics say it does not go far enough. (Pexels/Contributed)

B.C. employers will have to report pay ranges as part of gender-gap legislation

Finance Minister Katrine Conroy introduces the legislation one day before International Women’s Day

The provincial government has tabled legislation to ensure gender-pay transparency but critics say it does not go far enough. (Pexels/Contributed)
Eva Poloskey of Accent Chocolate holds one of her custom made Valentine hearts, a favourite of hers and many customers. (Brennan Phillips)

Women in Business: Eva Poloskey’s 30 years of sweet success at Penticton’s Accent Chocolates

Poloskey and her husband built the business from the ground up after moving from Vancouver Island

Eva Poloskey of Accent Chocolate holds one of her custom made Valentine hearts, a favourite of hers and many customers. (Brennan Phillips)
Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

NHLers glad to see women moving up management ranks: ‘It’s amazing’

Players in today’s game see an even brighter future for women

Toronto Maple Leafs assistant general manager Hayley Wickenheiser takes part in the first round of the NHL draft in Montreal, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Wickenheiser joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in a player development role four years ago, and after a promotion within the department in 2021, the four-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s national team was named one of the club’s assistant general managers in July. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Carla Seddon is one of many current South Okanagan Events Centre staff members who has grown up with the Penticton-based venue since it opened in 2008.

Penticton Women in Business: Community building vital to success at SOEC

Carla Seddon has been part of SOEC’s success from the start

Carla Seddon is one of many current South Okanagan Events Centre staff members who has grown up with the Penticton-based venue since it opened in 2008.
McWatters sisters Darrien and Christa-Lee have won the 2021 ‘Most inspirational people in the wine industry’ award. (TIME winery photo)
McWatters sisters Darrien and Christa-Lee have won the 2021 ‘Most inspirational people in the wine industry’ award. (TIME winery photo)
Kelsey Hoy’s Tickleberry’s ice cream shop has been a South Okanagan fixture since 1989.

Penticton Women in Business: The legacy of Tickleberry’s continues with Kelsey Hoy

‘We create traditions and memories and that’s just magic,’ Hoy said

Kelsey Hoy’s Tickleberry’s ice cream shop has been a South Okanagan fixture since 1989.
Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)

Coldstream entrepreneur collects competition cash

Aria Hahn and partner were grand prize winners of business pitch event in Vancouver

Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)
Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)

Brittany Newman: preserving the impact of COVID-19 in Golden for future generations

Newman has been with the museum for over a decade now

Brittany Newman assumed her role as executive director of the Golden Museum and Archives on April 1, 2021, after long-time curator Colleen Palumbo retired. Newman has been with the museum in some way or another for over 10 years, when she first came to run the kids camp in 2009. Now, she is tasked with preserving the legacy of COVID in Golden as history unfolds in real time. (Claire Palmer photo)
Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)

Stay Wild inspiring women to get into backcountry

Brittney Dickson wants to create a safe and welcoming place for women to explore the backcountry

Brittney Dickson is the owner, lead instructor and lead coach for Stay Wild, which came to be after female friends would reach out to her with questions about the backcountry, later approaching her to ask if she would be willing to teach. (Stay Wild photo)