101: Jennifer Bessell, NLOWE

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Jennifer Bessell is the chief executive officer with the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs. Jennifer is an accomplished senior leader in the non-profit sector with extensive experience in both professional associations and charitable organizations. She has held executive director roles in both professional legal education and with the Canadian Bar Association as well as executive positions with the Association for New Canadians locally and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada nationally. Jennifer has a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams with a people first approach to leadership. She is an experienced executive leader who enjoys both program and finance management.

Jennifer is passionate about lifelong learning and helping others achieve success in their professional endeavours. She considers coaching and mentoring a responsibility of leadership. As such, Jennifer is driven to help women and youth realize their potential and be successful in their journey as entrepreneurs.

Fun Fact:

Jennifer loves to study wine and one day plans to complete the training to become a sommelier. Her dream vacation is to do an extensive tour of wineries in France!

Business Tip:

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Often what feels like failure today is simply a lesson that needs to be learned in order to achieve greater success tomorrow.”

E-mail Jennifer here: jbessell@nlowe.org

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bessell-91a99b52/

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Guest Information

Guest: Jennifer Bessell

Business: CEO, NLOWE


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