Profiles

BUSHRA AHSAN – BELIEVING IN THE BEAUTY OF HER DREAMS

For entrepreneur and philanthropist Bushra Ahsan, the belief in her dreams has been her guiding light. She arrived in Canada from Lahore, Pakistan at age 15. She began her entrepreneurial journey with her husband at age 23 with only $500 as their startup capital. Now, she is the owner and founder of SWB Freights Inc, Awan Transport LLC, and a third provincially registered company specializing in logistics.

PARWEEN MANDER- SOUTH ASIAN MILLENNIAL MONEY COACH

Parween is a South Asian Millennial Money Coach and Trauma of Money Facilitator whose mission is to educate and empower more women in the South Asian community about personal finance. She has e-built a six-figure net worth by the age of 26 and founded the Wealthy Wolfe—where she provides honest and relatable financial coaching for women of color from immigrant upbringings through one-on-one coaching and mentoring.

VK LAKKINENI : SELF-DISCOVERY IS THE SECRET TO ABUNDANCE

We all know a lot of things in life are common sense. But many are emotionally and physically struggling to cope with daily living. V Krishna Lakkineni (VK), a technology entrepreneur, Amazon best-selling author, and one of the executive producers of a recent documentary “Dreamer” that won 3 Emmy Awards—believes that his path to self-discovery helped him to discover the abundance in the Universe.

KATHY KINLOCH – REFLECTS ON HER JOURNEY AS A LEADER IN THE HEALTH AND EDUCATION SECTORS

Kathy Kinloch has spent over 30 years as a respected health care provider, educator, and leader. She is currently the President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), which serves approximately 50,000 students annually. Holding this position since 2014, she was previously President of Vancouver Community College for three years, and the Dean of BCIT’s School of Health Sciences before that.

JESSIE SHOKAR – CONFIDENT, TENACIOUS & COMPASSIONATE

Jessie Shokar is a woman who has adapted and persevered. She has overcome adversity and taken challenges head-on. She is tenacious in her career as a Branch Manager with RBC Royal Bank. She achieved The Global Citizen Award in 2018, Leadership Award 2020, Award for Care, Empathy & Resilience during COVID for Clients and her team, and recognition for three consecutive years of High Employee Engagement.

RITA CHOHAN – IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO PURSUE YOUR PASSION

Rita Chohan is best known for her successful home staging business, An Elegant Touch Home Staging and Design.  She is a socialite, respected in her community. She has a sense of fashion and entrepreneurship even from her adolescence.  Our readers are familiar with her business acumen, but there is more to this successful woman who is not afraid to forge her distinctive path.

RENA DHIR – FAITH AND RESILIENCE: NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS

Armed with an education and a firm conviction of who she is, Rena Dhir is the perfect example of a woman who can have it all. Her strength comes from the guidance and support she received from her parents, and now from her husband and children. She is tenacious and attributes her joy in life to maintaining a work-life balance. She sets goals and achieves them, always striving for better.