e31. Collaborator: Ellyn Schlegel.

Brina’s Intro: I first met Ellyn in my second semester of my 3rd year at UVic as we were placed in the same afternoon cohort. Ellyn and I found ourselves seated next to each other in the very back row of our classroom and we bonded over the fact that we were both from Calgary. When I started a Women in Entrepreneurship club that semester, Ellyn became a valuable member of it as she showed her support and volunteered her time with the initiatives we would throw on campus to help benefit non-for-profits. Ellyn impresses me with her passion and desire to learn and is an extremely strong communicator as her presentation skills are extremely impressive.

Ellyn Schlegel.

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Hello! My name is Ellyn Schlegel (yes, that’s Ellen with a y) and I am a 22-year-old student currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria.

I love coffee, DIY projects, nachos, polka dots, bookstores, and traveling.

My passion lies in business and entrepreneurship education and I hope to pursue a career teaching both youth and adults the knowledge and skills to make them successful innovators, communicators, and leaders.

I am looking forward to collaborating with e31. and contributing towards it’s growth. As a high school student, I was never introduced to the possibility of a career in business until I met an inspiring young business woman. It was then that I realized how important it is for women to support and encourage one another, particularly in male-dominated professions. I see e31. as the perfect catalyst for bringing women together and giving them the opportunity to connect through their shared interests in fashion and achieving professional success.

Favourite Quote: “Try to keep your mind open to possibilities and your mouth closed on matters that you don’t know about. Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘never’.” – Amy Poehler

Connect with Ellyn on Linkedin.