ANEW Era of Support for Women in Business
In March 2018, Hilary Ransom and Sarah Holtmann attended the Network of
Empowered Women Conference hosted in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta. It is a
powerful conference all about empowering women in the workforce and is a great place
for inspiration, learning and building your network. After they left this conference, they
wondered why there wasn’t a group to support women in the Asper School of Business,
here at the University of Manitoba. From that idea alone, Asper Network of Empowered
Women (ANEW) was born.
ANEW’s mission is to prepare women for the challenges they may face in their
careers by providing the necessary skills and tools through speakers, workshops and
volunteer opportunities. In the long-term, ANEW’s vision is to become a long-lasting
student group, creating powerful connections with professional women in the greater
community. With over 150 members from across the University of Manitoba ANEW
strives to connect, develop and empower the student body and have ran many
successful events and initiatives since its inception in August of 2018.
ANEW has provided a lot of programming in its short time of being a student
group and has big plans for growing the group in the future. In the last year and a half,
ANEW has organized two donation drives, one with the UMSU Holiday Hamper
Program, and the other with Willow Place Women’s Shelter. Additionally, ANEW has
executed several Speaker Sessions partnering with companies such as Birchwood,
National Bank, PWC and Enterprise all focusing on a different topic that ANEW deemed
valuable to its membership. On top of these events and initiatives, ANEW also
organizes group volunteering activities with organizations such as Winnipeg Harvest
and UMSU to connect its members with the greater community.
This is just the beginning for ANEW, and this year’s Executive team plans on
bringing even more valuable programming to its members so be sure to follow ANEW
on Instagram at @anew.group to keep up to date.
If you are interested in becoming an ANEW member, you can fill out the following
google form - https://forms.gle/WJMbeC6eGM3fS5u67 , or email us at