Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Marcela has explored the world of business through a globally-focused business undergraduate degree, designation as a Certified International Trade Professional and more than fifteen years of global experience developing and implementing business strategies.
Marcela's business experience in Canada and abroad led her to Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in 2008. As Chief Operating Officer, she developed programs to support access to local and international business opportunities for women entrepreneurs. After leaving AWE in August 2013, Marcela resumed her role as CEO of her own business consulting firm, Bright Idea International and completed her MBA studies at the University of Alberta. In July 2015, Marcela returned to AWE to work with an amazing team after time spent leading her own business, volunteering and traveling in Central and South America, and exploring beautiful beaches and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern California.
Marcela believes strongly in continuous learning and contributing to the community. She serves on the YESS and EEDC Board of Directors, is a member of the AIESEC Edmonton Advisory Board and is a former Director on the Alberta Innovates Board and former Board Chair for Literacy Without Borders.