TEDxTuesday: entrepreneur Jill Earthy Q + A
TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a different TEDxSFU 2012 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 22nd at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. (PS. Can you believe it is the second-to-last Tuesday until the BIG DAY? Don’t forget that we are streaming the event live starting 9am PST)
Entrepreneur Jill Earthy has been the Executive Director turned CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) for the past 5 years, a non-profit organization that educates and energizes female entrepreneurs. Equipped with an MBA. and a passion for identifying opportunities, she has built, nurtured, and sold 2 companies, earning her a spot as a BIV top 40 under 40 in 2010. Earthy’s drive to support the economic empowerment of women was recognized by the International Alliance of Women in 2011.
TEDxSFU: What is your favourite TED Talk?
JE: Too many to name but two I especially enjoy are Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight" and Sheryl Sandberg’s "Why we have too few women leaders”.
TEDxSFU: Tell us something no one knows about you.
JE: I was born in Moncton, New Brunswick making me a “Herring Choker”. I also often make cookies at 6am, a great way to start the day!
TEDxSFU: Dogs or cats?
JE: Cats for their cuddles and independence.
TEDxSFU: What do you love about Vancouver the most?
JE: The entrepreneurial vibe and the appreciation that Vancouverites feel for this amazing city. I love how happy, active and friendly people are on sunny days, especially in the spring.