At the 10th anniversary of the Spark Women’s Leadership Conference, the establishment of an endowment fund that will support the educational endeavours of the women of northeast BC was announced.

With an initial investment of $50,000, this fund will support it’s first recipients in the fall of 2024. It will be available for women who are residents of northeastern BC and age 25 and over who can demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community through volunteer endeavours.

Hundreds of women have attended Spark over the past ten years, and with the establishment of this endowment fund the legacy of the event will continue to live on. “This has been a goal of the steering committee since the early years of Spark and we are so proud and excited that it has finally come to fruition,” says Jennifer Moore, founding steering committee member of Spark.  “It’s through women helping women that we can truly build amazing communities.”

Spark was established 10 years ago by a local group of business owners, executives, community leaders and entrepreneurs who were frustrated at always having to travel out of the region for professional development. This group of women knew that northeastern BC is a region with tremendous talent, energy, passion, and drive and the Spark Women’s Leadership Conference provides a unique, local opportunity for learning and connection.

The endowment fund will accept it’s first applications in the fall of 2024.

In 2024, information about the application process for the endowment fund and full details on the criteria will be available at

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