CHAMBER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH WHITECAPS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, RACHEL LEWIS

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February 29, 2016
CHAMBER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH WHITECAPS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, RACHEL LEWIS
 
(Tri-Cities) February 25, 2016 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its second annual International Women’s Day event on Tuesday, March 8th, 11am – 1:30pm at SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas. This unique event will applaud the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
 
Following a light lunch and networking, Rachel Lewis, Chief Operating Office of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, will feature as the keynote speaker.  Lewis is the only female C-suite executive of any of Vancouver’s professional sports teams and the only female Chief Business Officer in major league soccer.
 
Lewis’ work with the Whitecaps has seen her honoured as one of the Most Influential Women of 2015 by CAWS, a Game Changer as one of the 2013 Most Influential Women in Sports by the Sports Business Journal, one of British Columbia’s 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun in 2011 and a recipient of Business in Vancouver’s “40 Under 40” awards in 2008.
 
The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion of 4 local women of influence, moderated by our own local celebrity Cathy Cena, host of CKPM 98.7FM’s ‘Catching up with Cathy’ and host on TriCity Community TV. Panelists are:
 
Hazel Postma – community connector, student supporter, recipient of 2013 Queen’s Jubilee Medal for community service, Associate Vice President of Douglas College
Bonita Zarrillo – politician, business owner, breast cancer survivor, delegate to United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women 2016
Trish Mandewo – independent owner of multiple award winning ‘Vancouver Tumblebus’, microbiologist, Zimbabwean immigrant
Sandra Horton –creator and facilitator of Empowering Women’s Workshops, change agent, Royal Roads University MBA in Leadership
 
International Women’s Day Celebration!
Date:  March 8th, 2016
Time: 11am – 1:30pm
Venue: SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas
Tickets: $40 members, $55 non-members
 
Information and Registration
 www.tricitieschamber.com
Dana Strong:  604-464-2716
dana@tricitieschamber.com
 
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The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is a proactive network of business-minded individuals that are committed to acting as an accessible, visible, supportive and reciprocal resource to our members and the Tri-Cities at large, communicating their collective voice to help shape a prosperous business community.
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Contact:
Dana Strong, Director of Membership & Marketing
dana@tricitieschamber.com, (604) 464-2716