Sandra Bird, Director, Operations
Sandra Bird is the Director, Operations for Women’s Enterprise Centre, based in its Kelowna head office. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead and scale their own businesses. WEC provides business loans, skills training, mentoring, advice and resources to women business owners across the province from its three offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.
As the Director, Operations, Sandra has key project management, leadership and coordination roles for the organization, which has staff in four different locations serving women entrepreneurs. She works with partners around the province, oversees the marketing and event activities, and coordinates all sponsorships for the organization. As the manager of the Program Support team, Sandra is responsible for the planning, logistics, marketing and delivery of Women’s Enterprise Centre workshops delivered in different communities around BC.
Sandra knows firsthand the hard work and dedication that business owners need to turn a business idea into a successful venture. Entrepreneurial by nature, Sandra and her business partner owned a successful corporate promotion business for 11 years before she joined Women’s Enterprise Centre in 2007. She really enjoys being part of the WEC team which is dedicated to helping women start, grow and succeed in their own business.