Episode 38: The Entrepreneurial Spirit - The Courage to Stand Alone

This Episode Originally Aired March 31st, 2014

This Week's Episode: The Courage to Stand Alone

When the idea of entrepreneurism was a hot alternative back in the 80’s, corporations had a romance with the idea but a challenge with the reality. The clash of cultures left an uncrossed chasm between top-down order and quirky genius, the vastness of vision and the road most travelled. Whether the thirst for self-employment is nipping at your heels, you’re an insatiable veteran of your own authority, or whether you work within a corporate system in which shifting your presence and power is timely, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in us all. This Series addresses the inspiring journey of one self-made women from humble beginnings, who never looked back or took no for an answer.

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This Weeks Guest

Mitzie Wasyliw, co-founder and Legacy Fundraising Chair for the Bow Valley Ranche Restoration Society. Founder and president of "Dew Productions Events & Entertainment" for 35 years, she was recognized by her peers as a leader in her industry and as a driving force behind the arts, event and entertainment scene in Alberta and western Canada. Recipient of the Women of Vision award in Calgary Alberta, along with the Wild Rose Foundation Volunteerism award, the Rothman Canadian Women of the Year award and the Calgary Women of Distinction

Mitzie's Website : www.bowvalleyranche.com

Excerpt From Episode

A common theme across many organizations in a risk adverse western corporate culture is the recent emphasis placed on employee innovation. They do this by supporting intrapreneurs using innovation days and cross-team working. Employees working daily with customers on the front line have the creative sparks or ideas that could really make a difference. I asked Mitzie to share how she made room for the intrapreneurialship of her employees and volunteers over the years and if she felt in any way that this decision took courage?

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