SOLD OUT - International Women's Day 2017

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Name: SOLD OUT - International Women's Day 2017
Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
SOLD OUT
To be added to the waitlist, please contact Stephanie Mah, Events Coordinator, by clicking HERE.

 
Be Bold for Change

Join the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce,
in recognizing and celebrating International Women's Day. This unique event will applaud the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women! Gender parity is an important social and economic issue for us all. We invite both men and women to celebrate and be bold for change. 

 
 
Keynote Speaker: Janet Austin, CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver

Panel:

- Lisa Beecroft, Owner, Caffe Divano
- Lora Covinha, Genearl Manager, Phoenix Truck & Crane
- Sheila Sharma, Owner, The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre

Panel Moderator:
Cathy Cena, Catching up with Cathy - Host Tri City TV

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Janet Austin
Janet Austin
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metro Vancouver

Janet Austin is the CEO of the YWCA Metro Vancouver, one of the province's largest non-profits, and the former Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Janet has reached the highest level of achievement in both the social and business sectors. She has guided the YWCA Metro Vancouver, which has a $28.3-million annual operating budget, through a number of transitions that has put the organization at the heart of the lives of tens of thousands of British Columbians using its services and programs and supporting their physical and mental well-being at more than 40 locations.

Over the past decade, Janet has spearheaded community-focused initiatives at the YWCA, expanding its geographic and social reach in order to increase access to affordable housing for low-income single mothers and women leaving abusive relationships, supporting youth in foster care to transition to independence, and broadening services for marginalized women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

A champion of social change, Janet has served on various committees and boards including TransLink, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Council for Early Child Development, the Big Sisters Honorary Advisory Board, MOSAIC, the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation and others.

Janet has received the Queen Elizabeth Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and was appointed to the Order of BC in 2016. She was named by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women (2008) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2013. She is also a recipient of the BIV Influential Woman in Business Award and the BIV CEO of the Year Award (2016).

Event Sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSOR

VENUE SPONSOR

LUNCH SPONSOR

CHAMPAGNE SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR

FLORAL & CANDY SPONSOR

SIGNAGE & PRINT SPONSOR

RADIO SPONSOR

Location:
Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP
VIP Lounge
170 Schoolhouse Street
Date/Time Information:
10:45 am
Registration Open

11:15 am - 12:20 pm
​Welcome, Keynote, and Panel Discussion

12:20 pm - 1:15 pm
Networking and Light Lunch served in the VIP Lounge
Contact Information:
Stephanie Mah, Events Coordinator
Fees/Admission:
Member Ticket: $40 + GST
Non Member Ticket: $55 + GST 
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