Trish Mandewo

Mentor-in-Residence
Diversity and Inclusion Stream Lead

LinkedIn: Trish Mandewo
Email: vc_edi@sfu.ca

Trish Mandewo is a serial entrepreneur who has owned businesses in Canada and the United States for over 20 years. With degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University and the University of Central Oklahoma, Trish spent years in science and technology specifically in Microbiology and Embryology where she mastered process efficiencies and analytical skills. She is a task focused thought leader who enjoys working with start-ups and SME’s by helping them solve business and strategic problems and positioning them for growth.

When working with businesses, Trish’s emphasis is on business processes and relationship building as key strategies that are essential for the success of any venture. She is an advocate for social change, diversity and inclusion through various initiatives that champion economic empowerment for emerging entrepreneurs.

Following her belief that knowledge is valuable when shared with others, Trish published a book to share her business experiences, “Growth Strategies for the Hungry Entrepreneur”.

Mandewo is also a Councillor for the City of Coquitlam and co founder of Women’s Collaborative Hub Society. She sits on numerous executive boards including Union of BC Municipalities, The Lower Mainland Local Government Association. In her spare time, you can find her on the tennis or pickleball court!

Areas of specialization:

  • Diversity and inclusion strategist
  • Empowering and accelerating women to reach their potential through mentorship and leadership training
  • Government relations
  • Coaching
  • Non-profit organizations