You can guarantee women
an education that will help
them rise.

Bow Valley College

You can make a difference

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Bring together friends or colleagues to share the vision and raise funds.


By giving generously, you will guarantee women an education that will help them rise.

Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other social media networks to help spread our message or to thank someone who helped you rise using the #1KWR hashtag in all of your posts.

Meet your co-leaders

Leading women in the community are gathering together to help women rise.

  • Debbie Carreau
    Debby Carreau
    Debby is Chair of the 1000 Women Rising Campaign. Recognized twice as one of Canada's most powerful women and CEO of Inspired HR, she uses her experience to advise businesses on optimizing the workplace experience and becoming an employer of choice.
  • Stacie Baker
    Stacie Baker
    Stacie holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary and has worked in the Education field for over 20 years. She has been at BVC since 2001 dedicating herself to learner success as a Financial Aid Officer.
  • Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla
    Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla
    Jenny, President and Owner of Gulamani-Abdulla & Co., leads a team that diligently responds to the diverse needs of international clients on immigration law. She was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women in 2013.
  • Marilyn Ward
    Marilyn Ward
    Marilyn and her husband, Randy Ward, are the owners of Diversified Staffing Services, a dedicated employment agency that focuses on connecting candidates with great jobs. They are long-time supporters of BVC learner success through scholarships.
  • Susan Jolliffe
    Susan Jolliffe
    Susan's teaching career began in Manitoba, took her to Ontario and then for 26 years at Bow Valley College. Passionate about teaching new Canadians, she has taught more than 10,000 students from over 50 different countries.
  • Eleanor Chiu
    Eleanor Chiu
    Eleanor is the Chief Financial Officer of the Trico Group and is one of the founders of the Trico Charitable Foundation. Among her many community involvements she serves on the Board of Governors at Mount Royal University.
  • Cathy Orr
    Cathy Orr
    Cathy is Vice-President of RGO Office Products and at the helm of growing the company into one of the largest of its kind in Canada. She serves on BVC's Board of Governors and is passionate about a variety of charitable organizations.
  • Tasha Giroux
    Tasha Giroux
    Tasha is Regional Vice President for Commercial Financial Services in Alberta & Territories with RBC. She co-leads a dynamic mentorship program for women in leadership in Alberta and Territories.
  • Rosanne Goetz
    Rosanne Goetz
    Rosanne has over 20 years of marketing, communications and special events experience working in a variety of capacities for advertising agencies, corporate and non profit sectors. She is passionate to continue volunteering through local non-profit community groups and this initiative.

Connect with us

Sherri Hamblin

Sherri Hamblin

Advancement Officer

Yes, I want to help women rise

Thank you.

On behalf of the advisory council and all of us at Bow Valley College, thank you for your donation to the 1000 Women Rising campaign. With your support, we can truly make a difference for female students facing barriers.

Stay connected online using the hashtag #1KWR and follow our progress as we help women rise.