Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
PANEL: “Board Games: Mastering the methodology to get on and contribute to boards”
Jill Earthy is an entrepreneurially minded leader with a passion for supporting women in business. She is the Regional Director for BC & Yukon of Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation), a national non-profit organization that provides loans and mentorship to start-up entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 years old.
After completing her MBA, she successfully built 2 companies (Frontline Staff Inc. and momcafe Network Inc.), grew them nationally and then sold them. She then became CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), a non-profit organization educating, mentoring and energizing female entrepreneurs with growing businesses, where she worked from 2007 – 2012.
As a community leader and active mentor, Jill serves as a Director on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University (SFU), on the Board of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and as Co-Chair of the WEB Alliance, a collective of over 25 Women’s Business networks in the lower mainland of BC. She has been recognized as a BIV Top 40 under 40 (2010), Top 100 by The International Alliance for Women (2011) and as a finalist for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the non-profit sector.