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SOLD OUT! Words of Wisdom: Advice on Building a Professional Network

Sorry this event is sold out! Tina Jones and Casey Yorko, one of our Mentor and Mentee duos, will join us for a conversation with Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, about the kinds of support they’ve both received through WXN’s Wisdom Mentoring program – and how they’ve had each other’s back every step of the way.

When: Wednesday, September 9
1:00 PM
Where: ZOOM
Contact: Women's Executive Network

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Tina Jones and Casey Yorko, one of our Mentor and Mentee duos, will join us for a conversation with Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, about the kinds of support they’ve both received through WXN’s Wisdom Mentoring program – and how they’ve had each other’s back every step of the way.

 A Words of Wisdom guide to networking:

“Don’t talk to strangers” was great advice when you were a kid, but now that you’re grown up… well, not so much. When professional success depends less on what you can do, and more on the people you know (or at least have a connection with), talking to strangers is actually a make-or-break skill. Hence: networking.

If you dread that word, mentors to the rescue! Our Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Mentors are experts at meeting people, and in this webinar, one of our mentor-mentee pairs share how they:

  • Turn awkward small talk into meaningful conversation
  • Develop interpersonal skills that make networking more natural
  • Forge connections with industry leaders and potential collaborators

Whether you’re changing careers, looking for a job, or simply keeping up with the latest trends in your industry, this one’s for you.

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FREE  1-hour session.


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Sherri Stevens - Owner & CEO, WXN

Moderator: Sherri Stevens

Owner and CEO, WXN

Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN and Founder and President of SRG-USA, is an award-winning entrepreneur, visionary and lifelong advocate, dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusivity in management, executive and professional board roles. She takes great pride in the crusade to support and inspire others to lead and use their collective impact to break barriers and shatter ceilings.

As an expert on business strategy, change management, and workforce development, Sherri has been recognized by numerous professional organizations, most notably as the recipient of the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Momentum, as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 in the category of Entrepreneur and has been named to the Profit W100 list 9 years running. Beyond her business accolades, Sherri's positive impact over the years has provided meaningful work for thousands of people, helped companies sustain productive workforces and supported communities across North America.



Panelist: Tina Jones O.M.

Owner, Banville & Jones Wine Company
Principal, Wine & Drinks College Manitoba (WDCM)

WXN Top 100 Award Winner
WXN Wisdom Mentoring™ Program - Mentor

Tina Jones is a highly successful Manitoba entrepreneur, community contributor and philanthropist.  She is owner of Banville & Jones Wine Company and principal of Wine & Drinks College Manitoba (WDCM), which have grown into the largest private wine store and destination wine school in Manitoba. Tina has reached for the highest international standards, creating opportunities for advanced wine and spirit studies at WDCM through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, and the Wine Scholar Guild. She has expanded the impact of wine education to develop the award-winning magazine, The Cellar Door.

Tina is also an active partner in the dynamic concept The Rink Training Centre, providing innovative individual skill development to all levels of hockey players.  Tina and her partner Brad Rice are also pioneers in Winnipeg, with the first Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams with the Rink Hockey Academy and a newly completed $25 million Center of Excellence project.  The partnership has also recently expanded to British Columbia with the exciting new Pursuit of Excellence acquisition to create The Rink Kelowna.  Tina’s work also extends to partnership in Winnipeg’s popular Green Carrot Juice Company, a concept for fresh, cold-pressed juices that has grown exponentially since its inception in 2014.

Tina’s energy and creativity have also made her a tireless community builder.   She currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation Board of Directors. Her distinguished work with HSC Foundation has raised record funds and touched thousands of Manitobans. Her creative leadership in community work has also brought tens of millions of dollars to other Manitoba charitable organizations.

In recognition of Tina’s community service, innovation and accomplishments she has been awarded the Order of Manitoba, Manitoba’s highest honour (2020). The designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement, benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents. She has also been named by the Women’s Executive Network with a Top 100 Award as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women (2018). The Association of Fundraising Professionals Manitoba recognized her as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year (2017); and the University of Manitoba has honoured her with the Distinguished Alumni Award (2018). For Tina, success is built on vision, hard work, building great teams and continually reaching for excellence.



  Panelist: Casey Yorko

Strategic Planning Analyst, Beedie School of Business, SFU
WXN Wisdom Mentoring™ Program - Mentee

Casey is an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. She is a strong business professional skilled in program development, departmental planning, and stakeholder management. Casey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Certificate in Project Management from Simon Fraser University.


More about this WXN event series:

WOW - Words of Wisdom

What’s mentorship really all about? Our new Words of Wisdom webinar series lets you learn from the best!

  • What does a mentor actually do?
  • What’s it like to have one? 
  • When do you need one? 
  • What can they teach you? 
  • Where do you find one – and how do you find the right one?

If you’re thinking of finding a mentor, becoming a mentor or just curious about mentorship in general, you’re in luck… because we’ve been doing this kind of thing for a while now through our Wisdom Mentoring™ program that pairs mentees up with WXN's Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners who are at the top of their fields.

And, like a good mentor, they’re ready to share some of the knowledge they’ve gained along the way.

Starting in July, we’re introducing Words of Wisdom, a webinar series that gives you a sneak peek into the practice of mentorship. 

Join Sherri Stevens, Owner and CEO of WXN, as she speaks with Top 100 mentors and mentees about their shared experiences, the wisdom they’ve gained together and how mentorship has helped both sides reach new heights.

You’ll learn more than just the basics of mentorship. We will dive into topics like exploring your unique DNA, the importance of mentorship, taking control of your career and building your professional network. Also, you don’t want to miss a special conversation with Melissa McCrae, Executive Director, Segal Graduate Programs, SFU Beedie School of Business who leads our Wisdom Program across Canada.  Plus meet our Wisdom Top 100 Mentors for 2021! …. and so much more!

Sign up today and get ready to learn from the best! This is a FREE event for all - members and non-members.