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WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Milestone Women - 20s
Born and raised in Victoria, Heather Crow is a fifth-generation Victorian. She spent her youth participating in activities ranging from dance and gymnastics to track and field and soccer. Her teens were spent playing competitive soccer as a member of the Victoria Metro Team and the BC Provincial Team.
Today a Chartered Accountant in the audit practice at KPMG in Victoria, Heather has a passion for community and a spirit for volunteerism. Current community involvement includes the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada Victoria Light the Night Walk, where she has served on the executive committee since 2011, and the Prodigy Group (secretary since 2011).
When she isn’t working or volunteering, you can find Heather travelling, participating in athletic events, training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Black Press: If you weren’t in your current career what would you be doing?
Heather Crow: I would be working for a non-profit organization, planning and participating in cancer fundraising events and trying to inspire others to raise awareness and find a cure. My passion for this and Light the Night comes from losing two uncles and grandfather to blood and brain cancers, and most recently in December my dad to ocular melanoma that had metastasized.
BP: How do you find balance in your life?
HC: This is always a work in progress for me, something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to perfect. I attempt to find calm in the chaos by trying to remember who and what is most important and then I prioritize from there. Sometimes it means blending a few priorities together into one event to be able to make time for it all. I think the key is to take care of my health and well-being first, and then I’m able to give more to the others.
BP: The one thing you’d never be without?
HC: My family – they are what is most important to me. The love, support and relationship we have is inspiring to me. I’m very thankful for the memories we have made.
BP: Your proudest achievement?
HC: My most proud moments are when my family is equally proud. The one that is most special to me is when I earned my CA designation. My dad, Al, who was a Chartered Accountant, was able to introduce me to the audience, welcome me to the organization and walk across the stage with me. We were both beaming as my mom and sister watched!
BP: For what traits would you like to be remembered?
HC: Passionate, loyal, driven, supportive, loving and humorous. These are traits I admire in others. I hope people see these traits in me right now!