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Mar
25
Sat
DNA Curling! @ Vancouver Curling Club
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
DNA Curling! @ Vancouver Curling Club | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Come join the DNA ladies and take part in one of Canada’s favourite pastimes: curling! The Vancouver Curling Club is putting on a free open-house to welcome would-be curlers of all experience levels.

Apr
7
Fri
WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Navigating Politics at Work @ Classroom 1520, SFU Harbour Centre
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Navigating Politics at Work @  Classroom 1520, SFU Harbour Centre | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

WWEST is excited to host the WinSETT Centre as they present all five of their professional development workshops in Vancouver for the first time. The fourth workshop, Navigating Politics at Work, will be on April 7, 2017. It will help participants learn what workplace politics is relative to their experience, understand the informal organizational structures and relationships in the workplace that underpin these politics, and be better prepared to deal with specific political situations at work. Register before March 28 to get a 5% early bird discount! SCWIST members also get a 30% discount.

Apr
19
Wed
W North: A Global Gathering of Women on the Rise. @ Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

WNORTH is an essential leadership conference for today’s women who are the next generation of influential entrepreneurs, senior executives and C-Suite Leaders. This unique conference provides a multi-sector forum to enhance your leadership development, engage in high-level networking opportunities and witness inspirational talks from global leaders.  April 2017 will see the conference return for it’s third year to Whistler, British Columbia. WNORTH Conference is a two-day event held at the stunning boutique hotel Nita Lake Lodge.

May
3
Wed
EXCELerate 2017 @ The Westin Bayshore
May 3 – May 5 all-day

EXCELerate 2017 will continue to INNOVATE, INSPIRE and INFLUENCE business owners to focus on new ways of thinking beyond the norm. EXCELerate 2015 set the tone for quality speakers and topics dedicated to the full spectrum of entrepreneurs that operate and own small, medium, or large sized enterprises from all sectors.

May
5
Fri
Creating Connections 5.0 @ Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
May 5 – May 6 all-day
Creating Connections 5.0 @ Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

On May 5th and 6th, 2017 WWEST will bring together people of all genders and backgrounds for Creating Connections 5.0. The conference will include presentations and workshops surrounding issues of personal and professional development, networking and inspiration. Creating Connections 5.0 aims to engage industry, the community and students in BC and the Yukon to increase the regional awareness and participation of women and other underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Creating Connections conference series hopes to facilitate meaningful dialogue to create a space where everyone can explore and participate in STEM to better our world.

Increasing gender diversity in STEM and creating an engaged community of individuals that respect each other will better prep STEM industries to create sustainable solutions and developments that better humanity and our world. Previous Creating Connections conferences have resulted in immediate, statistically significant positive changes for both participants’ occupational self-efficacy and their awareness of the value of gender diversity. See how Creating Connections 3.0 had a lasting impact.

WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Networks, Mentors and Sponsors @ Dundrave Room at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown Hotel
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Networks, Mentors and Sponsors @ Dundrave Room at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Downtown Hotel | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

WWEST is excited to host the WinSETT Centre as they present all five of their professional development workshops in Vancouver for the first time.

The fifth workshop, Networking, Mentors & Sponsors, will be on May 5, 2017. It will help participants to appreciate the role of mentors in supporting and advancing their careers, learn how to develop (and be) sponsors and mentors, and strengthen their networking skills. Register before April 25 to get a 5% early bird discount!

We are excited to announce that the opening reception of Creating Connections 5.0 will follow directly after this workshop. Registration for CC 5.0 is now open – click here for more details! Creating Connections 5.0 attendees can also receive $100 off their purchase of a General Ticket for this workshop by using the discount code CONNECTIONS100 and entering their CC 5.0 registration ID during registration. Note that only 10 discount codes are available, and the discount will only be applied to General Ticket purchases.