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Women’s Enterprise Centre Peer Mentoring Group in Salmon Arm
Feb 26 all-day
Women's Enterprise Centre Peer Mentoring Group in Salmon Arm

Don’t go it alone with your business joys and your business challenges!

Join a Peer Mentoring Group and receive support from other women entrepreneurs.

If you’re new to business, you know it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything and find balance in your life.

Our Mentoring Program is designed to help you build confidence, improve your business knowledge, increase productivity and offer you emotional support. A mentor can help you get on the track to success!

We are offering a peer mentoring group in Salmon Arm, starting late February 2018 and facilitated by Caroline Grover, former CEO of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

Only 2 spots left – apply today!

CARE Walk in Her Shoes Vancouver @ Creekside Community Theatre
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Women and girls in developing countries walk an average of six kilometers every day to collect essentials such as water and food for their families, leaving little time to go to school or earn money.

CARE is working to change that. And you can too.

CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge is a global movement that gives you an opportunity to show your solidarity with women and girls in developing countries – all while raising critical funds to help them lift themselves out of poverty.

Join hundreds of other participants in Vancouver at Creekside Community Centre on March 4, in celebration of International Women’s Day, to take 10,000 steps (approx. 7km) together in solidarity with women and girls.

Why we walk video: https://youtu.be/E_NoNTzY2nE

Vancouver walk 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-zGEcsdN9U

Learn more or register at walkinhershoes.ca

A New World View on Brand: How to unleash the untapped power of brand to accelerate your business @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A New World View on Brand: How to unleash the untapped power of brand to accelerate your business @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

What business owner doesn’t want to develop a big, bold brand for their business? A brand that stands far out from the competition; develops raving fans who refer ideal clients; establishes a great company culture and attracts top talent.

Unfortunately, the majority of businesses are failing to tap into the full potential of their brand, that means their only harnessing 5% of their brand’s potential. The problem isn’t a lack of desire or willingness to invest in their brand, it’s that they’re investing in the wrong things.

By looking at brand differently, adapting and investing in the right elements any business can build a Big Bold Brand TM to unleash the untapped 95%. Come discover the new world view on brand with Karley Cunningham, Big Thinker & Creative Strategist and learn what you can do right away to accelerate your business.

About our speaker, Karley Cunningham:

With 20+ years of experience in branding, marketing and visual communications, Karley helps business owners unleash the untapped power of brand to accelerate their business growth and success.
She is the Founder, Big Thinker & Creative Strategist at Big Bold Brand Inc., has written for well-respected publications, is a sought after speaker and mentor for several national and international business organizations.
As a former pro athlete, Karley is performance driven. An avid mountain biker, she is a two time finisher of the BC Bike Race, a seven day, 325 km, mountain bike stage race. When not focusing on the business or expanding her network, she can be found challenging herself, on the single-track trails of the Pacific Northwest either on her bike or running.
SCWIST’s Wonder Women Networking Evening @ Science World
Mar 7 @ 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm
SCWIST's Wonder Women Networking Evening @ Science World | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

How to Survive and Thrive in Your Chosen Science and Technology Career?

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and Science World are proud to present the annual Wonder Women Networking Evening. Participants meet amazing women with careers in science and engineering and learn more about their pathways. This event will be held under the geodesic dome and is a joint venture between Science World and SCWIST.

The Wonder Women Networking Evening is for everyone who identifies as a woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), interested in learning where your degree can take you. Undergraduate and graduate students will find the event particularly relevant. We also invite postdoctoral researchers and working professionals to sharpen your networking skills and connect with women who are as passionate about science, technology, and engineering as you are!

Join us for a lively evening of networking, food, and fun. Make new friends and find a mentor!

Entrance includes:

•Light dinner (pizza & salad with juice or bring you own waterbottle!)

•A chance to learn from more than 30 local women with careers in STEM

•Printed biographies (& emails!) of the Wonder Women

•Networking with Wonder Women as well as other participants

•An OMNIMAX® Film – A Beautiful Planet

•Door Prizes

Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers @ Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers @ Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC

March 8 | 10am to 11am | FREE

Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC

Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with three women who are on a mission to achieve gender equality in BC!

On March 8, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a timely dialogue unpacking what feminism means in 2018 and the status of gender equality in BC today. We want to unite all regions of our province to rally for progress as part of the push for gender equality around the world.

Last year, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster. And this year, the Canadian theme for IWD is #MyFeminism. Our panelists will explore this hot topic in an accessible dialogue that will educate and inspire you to take action.

Fiona Macfarlane is EY’s Chief Inclusiveness Officer, an external role where she spreads the message about how diversity and inclusion in the workforce are important for the health of all businesses. Jill Earthy and Lois Nahirney are two advocates who have tirelessly led the WE FOR SHE movement in BC since it started in 2014.

You’ll learn the four P’s of parity so you can improve your own community:

  1. Problem – The gender gap and some stats that may surprise you
  2. Progress – Our achievements in BC as a leader in gender equality
  3. Plan – Actions you can take in your own life, business and community
  4. Praise – Examples of successful diversity programs and what you can learn from them

Join this free Equality Matters dialogue by calling in from anywhere in BC and invite a friend. Men are welcome – everyone needs to be part of the conversation!


  • Fiona Macfarlane, Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Managing Partner, BC, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jill Earthy, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
  • Lois Nahirney, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, President & CEO, dnaPower Inc.

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre

International Women’s Day at Hycroft @ Hycroft
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SCWIST’s Pub Night @ Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SCWIST's Pub Night @ Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Please join SCWIST for our monthly pub night for networking and a new speaker every month!

Visit us on the second Thursday of the month. Free for SCWIST members and $10 for non-members.

How to Thrive in Spite of Impostor Syndrome @ BC Tech Innovation Hub
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How to Thrive in Spite of Impostor Syndrome @ BC Tech Innovation Hub | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

Dr. Valerie Young (impostersyndrome.com) will be joining us for an interactive workshop on how to deal with Imposter Syndrome and we’ll take some time to mingle and network as well.

So, you may be asking, what’s imposter syndrome and do I have it?
Here’s the Imposter Syndrome Quiz from impostersyndrome.com:

  • Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error?
  • Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can”?
  • Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your “ineptness?”
  • When you do succeed, do you secretly feel like you fooled them again?
  • Do you worry that it’s just a matter of time before you’re “found out?”

If so join the club!

Millions of people around the world from CEOs to Ph.D.s, to Academy Award Winning actors secretly believe they’re not as bright or capable as everyone “thinks” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome — or the impostor phenomenon as it is more accurately known in the world of psychology.

At this event, Valerie will help us all get a handle on these tricky thoughts that get in the way of enjoying our successes!

Connect Online to Grow Your Business @ Village Green Hotel
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Getting your business noticed online and finding your customers can be overwhelming with all the digital marketing options available.
Save time, money and frustration by getting focused on your objectives, making strategic decisions, and learning some of the best approaches to connect with people online and begin to build relationships.

Creating online connections will boost your confidence and your business’s credibility. Reviews, Links, Comments, and other types of posts all add up to a positive online presence and ultimately, growth for your business!

  • How to Create A Strong Online Presence & Get Found
  • Which Social Media Platforms are Right For Your Business
  • Why Facebook Advertising is So Powerful
  • What Your Marketing Objective Should Be Even Before Sales!
  • When to Use a Content Calendar
  • How to Engage Your Audience
  • Learn What’s Working for You!

Speaker Bio:

Lorelei Fiset  BA, ABC has a track record of award-winning success in delivering successful communications programs.  Lorelei is an accredited business communicator with over 30 years’ experience in communications, promotion, media relations, and marketing in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Lorelei holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction from the University of Calgary and training certificates in qualitative research and focus group design from York University.  She also has a diploma in broadcast communications and is a Certified Retirement Coach.

She leads workshops in social media, digital marketing, message mapping, communications planning, strategic planning, media relations, and integrating public relations.

Tickets available at https://www.ewomennetwork.com/chapters/okanagan-627

RISE – Women’s Success Summit @ Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RISE - Women's Success Summit @ Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

We are on a crusade to help “One Million Women Entrepreneurs Each Achieve One Million Dollars in Annual Revenue”. Join Sandra Yancey, #1 Best Selling Author, Movie Producer, and the Founder & CEO of eWomenNetwork, live as she unveils her powerful R.I.S.E. formula for achieving success. Sandra is an international award winning business and life transformation expert with a 20 year legacy of inspiring women and coaching them to breakthrough limiting beliefs. She is a positive force that walks her talk and teaches you how to thrive in spite of doubts, fears and crisis.

Join us and experience authentic networking connections that lead to transactions. Gain access to a full range of the latest and smartest business information, resources and tools.

  • Discover the keys to unleashing your ability to make millions.
  • Learn immediate, tangible, breakthrough strategies that will forever change how you see and operate your business and life.
  • Experience Sandra Yancey Live and be moved to your next level.

The “RISE 2018 Women’s Success Summit” will help you move farther and faster than you could ever do alone!

You have what it takes, you will be a success, and this is your open-door opportunity!

Join us and register!