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Founded to address the diversity gap and to foster inclusion around the boardroom table, Veza Community offers enriching personal and professional development opportunities. These opportunities train and mentor female leaders, of various cultural backgrounds, to speak up with confidence, and contribute their unique vantage point and expertise to create positive change in the entrepreneurial, not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors they serve. The mandate of the organization is inherent in its name— Veza, which is the Croatian word for CONNECTION. Veza connects women with their individual desires and greatest talents. It also connects them with peers who are on a similar leadership journey. With mission trips, retreats, online courses, masterminds, and coaching programs, Veza Community members are offered a safe space to cultivate lasting relationships and to enhance their skills so that they can impact the world.

About the Founder

Veza Community is envisioned and guided by internationally acclaimed Executive Coach, Management Consultant, Human Resources Strategist, Professional Speaker and Published Author, Manpreet Dhillon.

Manpreet is a Certified Personal and Business Coach, and a Certified Human Resources Professional with a Masters in Organizational Management. She brings over 15 years of leadership and community development expertise to the table and her experience spans program development and strategy implementation, governance and organizational management, small & medium business consulting, and much more.

As sought-after consultant, coach and workshop facilitator, Manpreet has provided leadership, HR and diversity training and strategy for clients like the UN affiliate: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Blenz Coffee, 7-Eleven, Terramera, as well as a host of tech and biotech companies, Canadian political parties, and non-profit organizations.

A long time entrepreneur and advocate for the equality of women of cultural backgrounds, Manpreet is also a current Board Member of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Alumni Board of Directors, past Board Member of Royal Roads University, and has served on various arts and health boards. Her service to her community is  part of her personal mission and dedication to use her leadership skills to serve her local and global community. With experience in cross-cultural expertise, international and in diversity background, she understands the navigation of creating mutual beneficial partnerships and relationships

Manpreet is known for her ability to harness emotional intelligence in an appreciative inquiry approach to coaching and consulting. She helps her clients invoke their personal power and intuition in alignment with their goals in order to guide them towards a fulfilling life that is rich with personal and professional success.

Manpreet is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul and a contributing author to the best selling Amazon book—365 Days to the Soul. She calls Vancouver, Canada her home but can be found off exploring the global community at any given time.


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