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PODCAST: Parksville woman organizes Canada’s first women’s business summit

PQBEAT: UPLIFT event empowers women in career, entrepreneurship

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Host Peter McCully welcomes Kelsey Pringle, co-founder of the UPLIFT Business Summit for Women, being held in Victoria. Pringle is a partner of the 5 Star Media Group, based in Parksville.

The summit is a beacon of inspiration for women seeking to advance their careers, scale their businesses and prioritize their mental health and wellness.

“UPLIFT came to fruition when myself and my business partner, Kathy Peterson, were chatting about what the woman experience is when you’re trying to either scale your career or if you’re trying to scale your business,” said Pringle. “I want you to leave with some tools that you’re actually going to be able to implement the second you walk out the door, and it’s going to help you better become a better version of yourself.”

The pair recognized the dearth of resources and mentorship for women, particularly in the domains of financial literacy, leadership and entrepreneurship. With a unique blend of analytical and creative minds, they crafted a summit that empowers women to overcome challenges, acquire practical tools, and build an uplifting community.

Pringle introduces remarkable speakers like Jamie Kern Lima, who founded IT Cosmetics from her living room, and Sarah Nicole Landry, known as the Bird’s Papaya, who champions body confidence.

The podcast provides a comprehensive overview of the summit, highlighting its mission to empower women from diverse backgrounds and career stages. It emphasizes the practicality of the event, offering attendees tangible tools to enhance their lives and careers. Kelsey’s passion and dedication to this cause shine through, making it a must-listen for anyone seeking personal and professional growth.

More information on the summit can be found here.

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Peter McCully

About the Author: Peter McCully

Peter has been a broadcaster and publisher on both of Canada’s coasts and has owned a small newspaper and run an advertising agency along the way.
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