Shelley Jarrett has a degree in Social Work, believes strongly in partnerships and collaborations, and is very supportive of developing business objectives and business skills through learning opportunities.
Through her first company SJ Image Creations, she assisted women in dressing for success and in preparing to enter the workforce.
Shelley founded and became Publisher of SMJ Magazine, an image, lifestyle and business publication, and for seven years and 30 issues, has overseen the publication of original stories on arts & entertainment, beauty & fashion, health & wellness, faith & community, as well as giving entrepreneurs a platform to tell stories about their business.
In 2019 Shelley produced W’AT ABOWT US, her debut film and an award-winning documentary, about eight women from all five major cultural backgrounds who tell their stories of truth from #metoo and beyond, gender-based harassment and abuse in diverse locations.
Shelley has won numerous awards over the past eight years, including one of the 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada by CIBWE, Women Entrepreneur Award in Celebration of “Small Business Week,” Woman Achievement Award in recognition for outstanding contribution to the community re: International Women’s Day, and the Excellence Achievement Award for film and media from Glorious Women of Wonders.
In 2020 Covid 19 has profoundly disrupted our lives and made us aware that 50% of businesses will be operating from home within 3-5 years. Shelley created "SHIFTNOW," a 14-day e-course for women wanting to start or shift their business online, where all you need is a smartphone or computer; an internet connection; a link to the course website upon registration.
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The Women Entrepreneurship Centre (WEC), as part of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs of every age, stage and culture to achieve their business dreams. We believe in fostering leadership. We believe that everyone deserves an equal shot at success. We believe in connecting you with the right people, skills and support to make it happen.
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