Top female entrepreneur to address Scholars

  • November 12, 2014
Top female entrepreneur to address Scholars

One of the world's top 200 women entrepreneurs - and the top female entrepreneur in Canada for two years running - will be speaking at an event for Gates Cambridge Scholars next week.

One of the world’s top 200 women entrepreneurs – and the top female entrepreneur in Canada for two years running – will be speaking at an event for Gates Cambridge Scholars next week.

Entrepreneur, author and business coach Kelsey Ramsden will be talking about her book, Work/Life -Balancing Career, Kids, Cancer, & Chaos While Still Making Millions, as part of the Gates Conversation series next Wednesday. The book covers everything from what work life balance means in real life terms and how to tune out guilt to how to build a support system. It is very clear that work life balance is not about two separate things. Kelsey says it covers “the notion that somehow work and life are two separate things and the reality that they are not, why this matters and how that one thing alone can change how you see every day”.

Kelsey is founder of kelseyramsden.com, a business services firm, and SparkPlay, a children’s subscription company. In 2005, she founded Belvedere Place Development, a construction firm, and Tallus Ridge Development, a residential project management company, both of which are located in Kelowna, British Columbia. She has featured in best-selling books and magazines from Forbes to Canadian Business and is a contributor to the Huffington Post. She is sought after as a keynote speaker and for comment due to her unique and candid perspective on current events in business, leadership, management and entrepreneurship. She has spoken at a range of different events, including TEDx, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow and the Women’s Executive Network.

Kelsey has three children and in 2012 was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fellow entrepreneur Isaac Holeman [2013], who organised the Gates event, says: “All Gates Scholars and their families are welcome, and the event may be of particular interest to those with families or whose partner also has high career aspirations, people interested in entrepreneurship and female leadership.”

*The event takes place in the Gates Scholars Common Room on 19 November from 6.30-7.45pm. It is co-organised by the Gates Cambridge professional development working group and the out-going external officer. Please contact Isaac Holeman with any questions–isaac.holeman@gmail.com.

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