Get Shaken with us!
Join us on November 14 and get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs, business professionals, and leaders from the Saskatoon community. Shaken with a Twist aims to inspire & educate through storytelling & casual couch conversation as host Shawna Nelson chats with some of the boldest business women & leaders in our Saskatoon community.
Jacqueline Cook is the Chief Strategy Officer at Vendasta Technologies, ranked No. 42 on Canada’s 2016 PROFIT 500 and named a CIX Top 20, one of Canada’s top 20 most innovative companies. She is responsible for driving a growth mindset throughout Vendasta through alignment, focus and execution cross-functionally in Engineering, Design, Product Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Support and Success. She leads Vendasta’s internationalization efforts and gathers key organizational data and customer insights to drive product strategy and ensure the company is achieving its long-term goals. She acts as General Manager of the Product Division, responsible for the P&L of the division and the development of Vendasta’s foundational solutions, which currently comprise over half of the company’s revenue.
Jacqueline is an alumnus of The Next 36 Entrepreneurial Institute, Canada’s premier entrepreneurial leadership initiative. During the program, she co-founded and was CEO of Triumf Mobile Rewards: a tablet and Smartphone-based platform for small and medium-sized businesses to customize their own loyalty rewards programs. She has been a speaker at events such as Tejo Talks, sponsored by Canada’s Embassy to Portugal as part of Web Summit, TEDx UofS and WE DAY, and has represented Canada at the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits, the 2010 APEC Summit in Japan, and at the 2011 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in France.
Jacqueline has been a recipient of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 under 40 and a YWCA Women of Distinction Award. She is the President of Recess Guardians and serves on the board of Co.Labs, Saskatchewan’s first technology incubator. She currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada with her husband, Jeff Wandzura and their new son, Lex.
At Shaken with a Twist, you can expect a variety of appetizers and beverages, as well as a casual networking component to start and wrap-up the evening. Don’t forget to bring your business cards to enter in the draw for some great door prizes! Shaken is presented by Edwards School of Business and is sponsored by Virtus Group LLP, Wiegers Financial & Benefits, Miller Thomson LLP, BDC, and the NSBA. Catering is provided by Calories Bakery & Restaurant, with wine selection provided by Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants & Andrew Peller Ltd.
No RSVP necessary. Shaken with a Twist is open to all (no membership required).