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Oct 27 – Leadership Lessons Event

This 2nd annual Leadership Lessons event follows the theme of BIV’s Influential Women in Business Awards. It provides a forum for women on a path to leadership to have dialogue with senior business women, share knowledge and build networks.   There will be twenty high profile women who will each lead a round table discussion.  Also – there is a candid panel discussion planned with some of BIV’s Influential Wo men in Business honourees. This event is sponsored by Fasken Martineau and Vancity.

Event Details:

Wednesday October 27th 2010
9:00am – 1:30 pm

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street

BIV Subscribers $79
Non-Subscribers $89

Click here for more information or to register for the event.

Event Agenda:

Beginning at 9:30, you will participate in two 45 minute round table discussions (20 concurrent discussions x 2), then listen to an engaging panel discussion lead by Liz Watson, with panelists Ida Goodreau, Janine North and Jessica McDonald.  The event will be concluded with a fabulous networking lunch, ending the Leadership Lessons forum at 1:30.

Once you have registered you will receive an email to choose your roundtable topics as listed below:

  • Creating and leveraging networks
  • Enhancing your personal brand
  • The business of gender
  • Navigating boardroom/business  politics
  • Leadership – finding your own voice
  • Corporate governance: why and how
  • Work/life balance equation (what’s your plan?)
  • Women in business –  perceptions create reality
  • Giving back when you get to the top
  • Mentorship (mentoring and receiving)
  • Risk-taking – taking chances in your career
  • Asking for what you want
  • Strategy/ tactics for getting ahead in your career
  • Does gender matter?
  • Building internal and external alliances
  • Gender bilingualism – communicating effectively
  • How to become recognized as a leader
  • Identifying the support you need and how to get it
  • What’s your Plan B?

You will have a chance to speak with and hear from:

  • Judy Brooks, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Co-Founder
  • Laurel Douglas, Women’s Enterprise Centre, CEO
  • Ida Goodreau (IWIB winner 2010), Corporate Director
  • Julia Kim (IWIB winner 2009) Phillips Hager North, VP
  • Maureen Kirkbride, Telus, Director, Government Relations
  • Betty Macleod, RBC, Sales Manager Small Business
  • Jessica Macdonald, Heenan Blaikie, Executive VP
  • Sandra Miles, Miles Employment, President & CEO
  • Barbara Mowatt, Impact Communications, President
  • Janine North (IWIB winner 2010) Northern Development, CEO
  • Catherine Osler (IWIB winner 2004) The Executive Committee, President
  • Patrice Pratt, (IWIB winner 2008) Vancity, Chair
  • Cynthia Roney, Executive Passage, Founder & CEO
  • Jill Schnarr, Telus, VP, Community Affairs
  • Rosie Steeves, President & Author, Executive Works
  • Tracy Themes, Sophia Financial Group, Financial Advisor
  • Catherine Van Alstine, Odgers Berndtson, Partner
  • Lisa Vogt, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Practice Group Leader, Real Property and Planning
  • Elizabeth Watson, Watson Inc, Founder (IWIB winner 2007)
  • Donna Wilson, WorkSafe BC, Executive VP

Need more information or registration help? Contact Aly-Khan Virani at 604-608-5197 or avirani@biv.com

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