A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support, and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable and the Okanagan tech community is no exception.
Our community is strong and growing with record speed and maintaining connection through a period of growth like this can be a challenge. Nobody panic, we’ve got a plan.
Introducing, The Faces of #OKGNtech. A showcase of Okanagan tech entrepreneurs, partners, supporters, and cheerleaders designed to fuel more connection, more growth, and more excitement. Follow along (on the blog and on Instagram @OKGNtech) to learn more about our growing community and what makes them awesome.
Meet Susan. Susan Johal is the Office Manager at Kimmit Wrzesniewski Law. When Susan isn’t keeping the office running, you can find her in her garden or playing golf. We recently caught up with Susan to learn more about her role at Kimmit Wrzesniewski and what she loves about the Okanagan.
[Editor’s Note: Susan is up early so she can squeeze in a round of golf BEFORE WORK #Powermoves #Foresho]
What do you enjoy about your role at Kimmit Wrzesniewski?
“I’ve been working at Kimmitt Wrzesniewski for 29 years and It has been wonderful since the first day I walked in. What I enjoy most about my role is the people.”
“Working at a law firm gives me the opportunity to follow along with people’s lives. I’ve watched young couples come in after they’ve bought their first home, and then years later they come back to open up their own businesses. It’s really neat to be able to see the different paths that people take.”
What do you love about the Okanagan?
“My family came to Kelowna in 1906 which makes me fifth generation. My Family was actually one of the first Indo-Canadian families that came to the Okanagan, which is pretty cool. I feel really lucky to call this place home.”
“One thing about this community is that it has always been good to me, and because of that I like to give back. When volunteering I don’t like to pick a certain group, I really try to give a little bit to everybody if I can. I get lots of calls from people who need a helping hand, and I always say ‘Yeah not a problem!’.” #givefirst #susanforpresident
“After I graduated from Rutland Secondary, I went to the Okanagan College. That’s right, I’m straight out of Rutland—and proud of it #StraightoutofRutland
What do you love about #OKGNtech?
“When I graduated from high school almost everybody left Kelowna because they wanted to see the big city, and then once we had our 20-year grad reunion they had almost all come back. I think that really speaks to the industry that is growing here.”
“One thing I love about tech is that you can live wherever you want and still work anywhere in the world.”
Who inspires you?
“I’m really inspired by Oprah. She once said ‘Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more, if you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough’.”
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