Councillor Trish Mandewo
City of Coquitlam
Trish is a Councillor for the City of Coquitlam, award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and facilitator. Her educational background is in Embryology and Clinical Microbiology. She is a successful serial entrepreneur. She is currently the principal at Ubuntu StratEdge, a performance-enabling company that focuses on culture, diversity as well as organizational effectiveness. She is also a co-founder of The Women’s Collaborative Hub Society, a non-profit personal growth & empowerment platform for women and girls.
A hardworking and strong believer in community involvement, Trish is committed to public service and she sits on a multitude of boards. She has won numerous awards including the 2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant and is a recipient of Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Pin for leadership and community service.
She is a motivational and a keynote speaker who incorporates her own life and business experiences in her speeches and workshops. Some of her accomplishments include being Panelist and advisor for Telus Small Businesses and best practices for engaging Today’s savvy customer, being featured on Chek TV Reality TV show “The Hardway Show.”
Trish is a regular speaker and a keynote for many organizations that work with immigrants in BC, Alberta and in the United states. She has worked with DiverseCity, TriCities local Immigrant Partnership (TCLIP), SUCCESS, and GROW women leaders to name a few.
Trish believes that power is not in the knowledge we have but in sharing with others.
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“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John Maxwell