Catherine Vu is one of the most recognizable entrepreneurs and community leaders in our city. Those who know her, see Catherine living a life of joy, passion, and energy every single day.
A member of Synergy Network, the Stollery Women’s Network and the Board of Directors for Explore Edmonton, her passion for Edmonton is only matched by her commitment to mentoring and encouraging the next generation of female entrepreneurs and leaders. Catherine is an alumnus of the University of Alberta School of Business, a Top 40 Under 40 recipient and was selected as a 2017 Business in Edmonton leader. She is also proud to be one of 22 founding mentors of the University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Services (UA VMS) program, which now has 90+ mentors.
Building the Business - Catherine co-founded Pro-Active Computer Solutions in 1997, and in 2003 bought out her partner, transforming the company into Pro-Active IT Management Inc, which is now a recognized force within the Alberta IT community. Catherine long believed that building the best teams meant combining the best people. Over the past 18 years, that’s precisely what she has done. The Pro-Active IT Team comprises the best technical experts, analysts and IT specialists in the business.
Serving the Community - Catherine is intensely passionate about giving back to her community. Proactive IT is proud to sponsor and participate in numerous charitable events and campaigns throughout the year, recently supporting Alberta Easter Seals, Winnifred Stewart Association, Suit Yourself, Stollery Women Networks, and 1000 Women Advisory Committee.
The Vu Impact Fund - The Vu Impact Fund was created in 2019 as a way to give back to causes that are close to Catherine’s heart. The fund supports people with disabilities, women, children and those causes that we want to support and be a part of. Catherine launched the fund with $38,000 of her own savings, which represents $1000 for each year she has lived in Edmonton.
Resilient, Smart & Driven - Catherine has been profiled in many news articles, podcasts and feature stories about her unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. As an inspiring role model, Catherine harnessed the power of resilience to achieve success in her life while bringing pure happiness to those around her.
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