"Telling Our Stories: You Cannot Be What Cannot See"


Hannah Bell

Executive Director of the PEI Business Women's Association

Hannah holds an MBA in Innovative Management from UPEI, and has 30 years of varied experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in the UK, Brussels, and Canada.

She is currently the Executive Director of the PEI Business Women's Association, owner of consultancy firm ‘The Solution Agency’; a partner in training firm ‘Business Learning Solutions’, and co-owner of ‘The SPOT Charlottetown’, a creative co-workspace and business incubator.

Her work focuses on building capacity and influencing change through the power of story telling, practical training and skills development, strategic planning and partnerships, and sustainable project design.

Hannah is an active community volunteer locally and nationally, including representing the province as governor with National Trust Canada and as community lead for Startup Charlottetown, part of the Startup Canada entrepreneurs network. Recent impact projects include the HIVE Business of Art Bootcamp for entrepreneurs in the arts and cultural sector; Young Entrepreneurs Program for kids ages 8-16 who want to start a business; and the PEI Business Women’s Association ‘Telling our Stories’ Campaign, entrepreneur mentoring program, and micro-grants for women-owned small businesses.


Awards & Publications

  • 2015 Canadian Global Impact Competition Finalist; People’s Choice Winner http://www.venturelab.ca/GIC-finalists
  • 2012 Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship Provincial and Regional Champion; National Finalist
  • “Development and Implementation of a Municipal Strategic Performance Management Framework Utilizing the Balanced Scorecard Methodology” October 2011, UPEI Scholar Press

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