Stefanie Curtis, Pace Creative, Vancouver

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Stefanie Curtis is the CEO and co-founder of Pace Creative, a full-service communication and marketing agency providing strategy, branding, content marketing, web, print, digital, and design services. She is on her third venture in 10 years and has accumulated experience managing agencies up to 40 employees. Through her work with clients at Fortune 500, startups and not-for-profit organizations, she has a wide range of experience in industries including retail, manufacturing, energy, pharma, technology, medical device and education/publishing. She strongly believes the key to success is to have a strong vision and to stick with it—because there will be plenty of challenges along the way.

What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise?
• Marketing/Positioning
• Organization and administrative skills
• Sales Strategies and tactics

What are your reasons for wanting to become a mentor?
When you need support and mentorship most, it can also be the hardest to find. Over the last 10 years I have learned from various business challenges I faced including not having a strong corporate culture, dealing with lawsuits and partner disputes, managing bullying or intimidation in the workplace, managing employee expectations and developing gender equal pay grids. My experience has taught me how to create a great team by supporting training initiatives and taking the time to give performance reviews to help motivate employees. I want to be here for women business owners to help them keep moving forward and know that they can come out on top.

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