Locelle Is Douglas Magazine's '10 To Watch' Winner 2021 Locelle

Locelle Is Douglas Magazine’s ’10 To Watch’ Winner 2021

On June 5, 2021 Douglas Magazine did a livestream via CHEK News of their 10 To Watch winners, of new and innovative businesses within Vancouver Island. Locelle was picked as one of the winners and CEO, Humaira Ahmed was also chosen to be on the front cover for the latest special issue!

“It is an incredible honour for us to win the ’10 To Watch’ award, especially because I’ve lived on Vancouver Island for over 9 years, and each year they are so celebrated. I had hoped to one day be featured amongst incredible entrepreneurs in the community, which is so thriving!”

 
Each year Douglas Magazine awards 10 new and innovative businesses within the Island, nominated by locals and this year’s panel included representatives from University of Victoria, Royal Roads University School of Business and local business leaders.
 
My journey was really isolating and I didn’t have easy access to like-minded peers or mentors where we could share, support and get the guidance needed to advance. After I had my two daughters, I really wanted to be part of creating change and equitable workplaces for women. So I launched Locelle, an employer funded platform dedicated to retaining top talent and advancing women through professional development opportunities such as 1:1 tailored mentor-matching.”
 
Through the support of Locelle’s clients, Metalab, VanHack, Terramera, RingPartner, Codan Communications, StarFish Medical, Schneider Electric, partner Minerva BC, and all of their incredible mentors this amazing opportunity was made possible. 
 
Read more about the awards here
 

 
About Locelle: Locelle is an employer-funded career development platform created for women in male-dominated industries. Through 1:1 tailored mentorship and professional development opportunities, Locelle delivers personal and professional growth to women at work. Their goal is to facilitate retention of top talent, employee engagement and development of the gender diverse leadership pipeline.
 
About Douglas Magazine, 10 To Watch Awards: Douglas Magazine delivers exciting in-depth news and features about Victoria, British Columbia’s vibrant business culture- its startups, disrupters and influencers. With its clear-eyed, contemporary take on business, Douglas inspires local leaders with content about how entrepreneurship is changing the city of Victoria – and our world.
 
Each year, they celebrate 10 new and innovative local businesses that are based in Vancouver Island, which spotlights the Island’s spirit of entrepreneurship. 
 
Media Contact:
 
Avneet Takhar, Locelle Digital Community Manager,
Avneet.Takhar@locelle.com
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