Ms. Marcela Mandeville

CEO, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Advocate for women entrepreneurs and female business leaders



Marcela Mandeville has explored the world of business through a globally-focused business undergraduate degree, designation as a Certified International Trade Professional and more than fifteen years of global experience developing and implementing business strategies. Mandeville’s business experience in Canada and abroad led her to Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) in 2008. As Chief Operating Officer, she developed programs to support access to local and international business opportunities for women entrepreneurs. After leaving AWE in August 2013 Mandeville resumed her role as CEO of her own business consulting firm, Bright Idea International and completed her MBA studies at the University of Alberta. In July 2015, she returned to AWE to work with an amazing team after time spent leading her own business, volunteering and traveling in Central and South America, and exploring beautiful beaches and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southern California with her dog Cally. Mandeville believes strongly in continuous learning and contributing to the community. She is the former Board Chair for Literacy without Borders, a member of the AIESEC Edmonton Advisory Board as well as an animal care volunteer at the Edmonton Humane Society. In 2012, Marcela was honoured to be chosen as one of Avenue’s Top 40 under 40 in Edmonton.


  • Women in Business
  • Women
  • Training & Development
  • Training
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic Planing
  • Strategic & Business Planning
  • Start Up
  • Small Business
  • Small Business Advising
  • Small Business Communications
  • Small Business Development
  • Small & Medium Business Marketing
  • Project Managemenmt
  • Proposal Writing
  • Non Profit
  • Non Profit Advocacy
  • Non - Profit Organization
  • Market Research
  • Management
  • Local Business Marketing
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership
  • International Development
  • International Business Development
  • International Business
  • Global Development
  • Fundraising
  • Fundraising and Business Development
  • Female Empowerment
  • Female Entrepreneurs
  • Female Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning
  • Entrepreneur
  • Change Management
  • Business Developement
  • Business Planning
  • Business Strategies
  • Business
  • Business & Leadership