Who Are The Bumble Bees
By serving other women we make the world better for all.
We are women! Mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters who have grown tired of the status quo and the catastrophic consequences of a world out of balance. We are men who know better, want to make a contribution and advance feminist equity.
We are seasoned, savvy, well-educated and successful businesswomen and businessmen who share a mission to restore the balance.
That means stepping up to cooperatively and vigorously mentor and advocate for women in business so that our sisters and their partners can build nurturing community-based businesses that are financially, emotionally & spiritually healthy and productive.
We provide up to 5% to forward conversation around equity and equity in voice. This will create the movement around gender equity.
We can do this! Welcome to Bumble Bees.
Karen Stewart - Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Karen Stewart is a Senior Executive endowed by entrepreneurial skills, innovative initiatives, and who possesses a significant track record in creating shareholder wealth. She has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Industry including but not limited to: Financial Broker Dealers in IDA & MFDA, Boutique Brokerage Firms, Real Estate Investment Firms, Insurance Brokerage and a national Divorce Solutions Company, of which she is currently CEO. Her latest endeavors are Trusted Brand 2016 Inc. (a public company) and Bumble Bees Venture Capital Inc. of which she is CEO of both.
Sandip Lalli - Board Member
Astute business strategist and innovative senior executive professional with multi-faceted experience as a cofounder entrepreneur and in international corporations in agriculture, financial markets, and the oil and gas industry. Expertise in capital markets, strategic planning and execution; people leadership, risk management, governance and stakeholder relations.
Shauna Denney is the General Manager of Bumble Bees Venture Capital. Using her vision, intuition, exceptional organizational and leadership skills, Shauna has had the unique experience of being involved for the last 30 plus years in both the education and business arenas, often combining the two. Shauna's natural business acumen and decisive leadership has ensured the success of her business ventures. She has had a variety of roles in marketing, public relations, promotions and event management, as well as, in coaching and teaching, . Shauna has had business experience in both public and private ventures, including most recently President of the not-for-profit 403 Selects Volleyball Club and a Partner/Clinic Director for an international coach mentoring business, Art of Coaching. Her commitment in her advocacy is for continuous education and equity in the world.
Katherine J. Wynne is the Public Relations Lead at Bumble Bees Venture Capital. Having worked in private wealth management for a Fortune 500 company with the top-ranked group in Washington, DC, Katherine actively serves her community in both the private and civil society sectors. Her previous experience includes the Canadian Embassy to the United States - Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States, U.S. House of Representatives, and Refugees International. She is a Huffington Post Contributor, Mogul Influencer, and Obama White House Nominated Global Changemaker.
Board of Directors Round 2
Shawn Wilson is the Founder and the CEO at Muzooka, where artists manage their media assets on any festival, venue, or ticketing platform from one central dashboard. Muzooka also sends verified show reports to collecting societies to ensure that rights holders are properly paid when their songs are performed live. Shawn has been building, running, and investing in successful tech businesses across a variety of industries for over seventeen years.
Bruce Edgelow is a career banker with over 45 years of experience, mostly lending to the Energy Industry. He now is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of EdgeMark Capital and Advisory Services Inc. Bruce has an extensive network and is well known for his commitment to the community.