Caroline Lewko was one of 14 rookie
planners featured on M&C’s cover 20 years ago this
month. Then an ambitious 21-year-old planner at Manitoba Health
Organization in Canada, Lewko told M&C: “By the time
I’m 30, this girl’s going to be an independent planner with her own
“I always had that entrepreneurial
streak,” says Lewko, below, now founder and CEO of the Wireless
Industry Partnership, a Vancouver-based company that helps wireless
technology companies network and grow.
After earning an MBA, Lewko worked for
Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), sold industrial-park space in
China and, in 2001, founded the Wireless Innovation Network of
British Columbia, a trade association.
“When I was younger, I liked details,”
Lewko notes. “I don’t like the details anymore. Now I like planning
the strategy, the big picture.”