Waterloo Region

Regional Board

Co-Chair: Sherryl Petricevic | CEO, Wild Elephant Consulting | LinkedIn

Co-Chair: Nathalie St. Maurice | National Partner Manager, CommScope | LinkedIn

Past Chair: Sherry Shannon-Vanstone | President and CEO, Profound Impact | LinkedIn

Finance and Membership Director: Andrea McLean | Senior Financial Analyst, Agilent Technologies Canada Inc. | LinkedIn

DEI Director: Lishni Salgado | Program Manager - Solutions Extensions Partner Program, OpenText | LinkedIn

Community Engagement Director: Andrea Grimm | Director, Strategic Philanthropy, Perimeter Institute | LinkedIn

Youth Liaison Director: Mary-Beth Smith | Educator

Mentorship Co-Director: Laura Galbraith | Director of Community Impact, Vidyard | LinkedIn

Mentorship Co-Director: Erin D'Alessandro | Director, Business Development and Client Services, Waterloo EDC | LinkedIn

Communications Director: Jennifer Judges | Communications Specialist, Food Bank of Waterloo Region | LinkedIn

Marketing Director: Melissa Durell | President and Chief Strategy Officer, Durrell Communications | LinkedIn

Advisory Member: Karen Pugliese | Partner Leader, Americas, CommScope | LinkedIn

Student Representative: Katy Smith | Wilfrid Laurier University | LinkedIn

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Waterloo Region Mentorship Circles Program

Each month from November to May, we host a Keynote speaker from the community to educate us on a topic that will help us with our professional growth. Following each Keynote, we break out into small Mentoring Circles for the Mentoring portion of the program. Mentoring Circle members are from varied genders, backgrounds, expertise, and career levels and consist of 1-2 Mentors and 6-8 Mentees. Groupings are by career stage: Pre-Career, Early Career, Mid-Career, and Executive Professionals.

By exchanging experiences, challenges, and opportunities for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills and leadership practices, participants are able to set important development goals in a supported group where members become accountable to one another.

We are using EnPoint, a Canadian female-founded Mentoring Platform developed and run out of Canada.

In order to enroll, please follow the link to EnPoint. Setup a profile on EnPoint. Accept the Program Agreement, and then complete the confidential intake form to provide information related to your mentoring goals. The information is used to match participants to a Circle. EnPoint will enable easier communication with all participants, a resource center where you can find past presentations and materials, as well as articles recommended by speakers and mentors, and the links for our virtual meetings.

Register as a Mentee

Register as a Mentor

Learn more about the Waterloo Region Mentoring Circles Program.

Sponsored by Deloitte.


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