"How happy everyone was to connect with other sisters
Felt so affirmed to be amongst Vancouver's Black women leaders. Loved the bios. Really helped me target folks id like to meet and also a opportunity to share who I am and what i have done to date. Often times we dont even acknowledge our own accomplishments
It was a professional elegant soiree...kudos to Shelley for getting us together"
"It was great being in a space with remarkable black women."
"It was made for us by us, I was in the majority, people actually knew where my country of origin was."
"The opportunity to meet and make new connections with amazing women, and to reconnect with those I haven't seen in a long time."
"I enjoyed meeting and connecting with so many like minded positive energetic people. There was a wide age range of people. The music, the ambiance, the food the organisation. Everything so well put together."
"There were several elements of the event I sincerely appreciated. To start with the location was perfect. The ambience made me feel like I was worthy to be in a room. When Susan shared her words, it set the foundation for when we enjoyed that great performance from singer.
I also loved how every womans bio was projected on the screen. The table seating was genius and having question cards helped to spark conversations for introverted individuals."
"I cherish the gift of time devoted to being and learning with powerful Black career women. Thank you, Shelley-Anne et al., for watering the seed of hope that sprouted into this wonderful event. I can only imagine what this sapling will become, and how far and wide it will eventually spread its seeds on the wind. Many many thanks!"
"Shelley-Anne is an extremely dedicated Career Development Practitioner. She is influential, a natural motivator, and possesses strong leadership qualities." - Reena Didi - Career Development Practitioner at Back in Motion Rehab Inc
" Shelley is very serious about her profession and has a great sense of humor. What's amazing, is her ability to balance her professionalism with her humor. Shelley is continuously educating herself to help her clients in the best possible way. Her full-rounded personal and educational background makes Shelley a great asset in this field. As a professional, Shelley can only move in one direction and that is up. I look forward to the coming years where I will have the pleasure to see and hear Shelley's success stories."- Adel C. Hammoud - Customized Employment Specialist at WorkBC - Options Community Services Society
'With an abundance of energy, intelligence and creativity, it was a pleasure studying with Shelley at SFU for the CDP Program. Always warm, personable as well as professional, Shelley was and will continue to be a bright spot in the CDP field." Cormac O Reilly - Job Developer/Trades Facilitator at SUCCESS
"Shelley-Anne’s passion for adult education and career enhancement is infectious! She values the contribution diversity brings to the table and strives to motivate through teamwork and constructive feedback. Shelley-Anne is a positive influence on all her clients and colleagues!" - Kristy Kassie - ESL Instructor, Educational Administrator, Reporter & Private Tutor
"Shelly-Anne Vidal is a joy to work with. Her energy is contagious and her work ethic unrivaled. She's an asset on any team!"- Jacquinn Sinclair- Communications/PR Professional
"Shelley demonstrates a level of commitment and focus towards her work that is inspiring to watch. Her approach towards handling clients speaks to her excellent interpersonal skills. Whether it be through facilitating workshops or providing one-on-one counselling, Shelley has a unique ability to empower those around her to take responsibility for themselves and she does it all with a great sense of warmth and professionalism. "- Aman Dhesi Program Coordinator, Employer Partners (Mentoring Partnership Program)-Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)