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.
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.