It was another successful summer social in the books for our Vancouver chapter this year. This event was very special to our team as it was our first complimentary event and the tickets were sold out immediately! As the guests started trickling in, they were welcomed to a space to form authentic connections. If you didn’t attend, don’t fret; we are here to let you know what you missed. We had speakers from many of Vancouver’s accomplished local non-profit organizations that presented their vision and initiatives with our guests. Our speakers and their organizations were from a variety of backgrounds that supported women in many different fields such as science, technology, or finance.
Women in Leadership (WIL) https://www.womeninleadership.ca/mentorship
Women in Leadership Foundation was founded in 2001 and delivers inspirational programs that bring women together to collaborate in the development of their leadership skills & creates positive change in the future of women’s leadership. Their vision is to advance women in leadership while celebrating the contributions women make in the private and public sector. They offer a variety of mentorship programs – online and in person to help develop women’s leadership skills.
Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. They offer loans as well as mentors for future entrepreneurs and their start-ups. You are also able to receive financing and mentorship if you’re looking to start a side hustle.
Dress for Success https://vancouver.dressforsuccess.org/
Dress for Success is a community empowering women into the workforce by providing them with professional attire, career services, and skills development programs.
The Minerva Foundation delivers a range of unique programs to help women develop their leadership capacity and find meaningful work. From education awards for women in need, mentoring and coaching, job search support and culturally relevant programming developed and delivered in partnership with Aboriginal women, the Minerva Foundation elevates the visibility, influence and contribution of women to change the face of leadership in BC.
Association of Women in Finance https://www.womeninfinance.ca/
The Associate of Women in Finance is a group of finance professionals dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in finance. They encourage women in finance professions to claim their seats at the boardroom. An important part of their mission is to have more young women enter the field of finance through offering scholarships and bursary programs. They also host the PEAK Awards each year to honour talented, respected and deserving women and men who represent the performance, excellence, achievement and knowledge qualities.
Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) http://www.scwist.ca/
SCWIST was founded based on the need to encourage women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They aim to support and promote the education of girls and women through programs and activities in partnership with the community. SCWIST offers programs for mentorships, youths and internationally-trained women.
Women’s Enterprise Centre https://www.womensenterprise.ca/
Women’s Enterprise Centre helps BC women start, lead and grow their own business. They provide business loans up to $150K, with access to an additional $100K through a partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada. They host a number of small business events and workshops in business advice, skills training, mentoring and a supportive community for women entrepreneurs.
WEB Alliance https://weballiance.ca/
The WEB Alliance is a resource for professional women’s groups and women in business and the trades to connect, elevate and educate the business community. There are over 35 organizations in BC that are available as a resource for your professional and/or business endeavours.
YWCA Metro Vancouver www.ywcavan.org
YWCA offers programs and services that help lift women and families out of poverty, provide the best start for children and create new opportunities for education, employment and leadership. They advocate for various causes such as the need for affordable housing, support for single moms and work/life balance.
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There is always time for a selfie moment.
Thank you to all our amazing speakers!