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Sep
26
Wed
Unconscious Bias & Inclusive Leadership Webinar @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Unconscious Bias & Inclusive Leadership Webinar @ Webinar

This is the first in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

Here’s the deal – if you have a brain, you have unconscious bias. And that bias can be a stumbling block to being an inclusive leader, because it causes you to make assumptions and jump to conclusions without thinking.

The good news is, you can help your mind make better decisions by being mindful of the symbols, role models and language you choose every day. In this session, you’ll learn how to recognize and overcome your own “unconscious bias” so you can embrace diversity to grow your business.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand what unconscious bias is and how it shows up in your daily life to influence your behaviour
  • Recognize the importance of resisting and overcoming unconscious bias to create an environment that is innovative and productive
  • Learn key behaviours of inclusive leaders and commit to your own action plan for change

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger | Skills Development Officer and Entrepreneur in Residence, Women’s Enterprise Centre

The Reconciliation Movement @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Reconciliation Movement @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

“It will be the women in Canada that lead the reconciliation movement in our communities.”

Canada has been embarking on a reconciliation journey for several years now with varying success. Chastity Davis, our special guest speaker and one of the co-founders and co-chairs of the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network, believes it will be the women that lead the reconciliation movement in Canada. Chastity will speak to the importance of both Indigenous women’s leadership and ally-ship.

Please join us for this special joint meeting of the Professional Women’s Network and the Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network to kick off our 2018/2019 season.

All proceeds from this special event will be donated to the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award. Michelle founded the PWN twenty years ago and co-founded the PAWN shortly before her passing from cancer in 2016. Michelle was a prominent lawyer and community activist who dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world – from energy, mining, environmental and Indigenous issues to increasing the economic success and impact of women. Michelle worked tirelessly for 20 years advancing women in business, law, First Nations and no-traditional sectors.

To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys, Business in Vancouver and Minerva BC have partnered to recognize this exceptional female leader through the creation of the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award. This Award will give first priority to Indigenous women and single parents, and second priority to women pursuing law, justice, Indigenous or environmental studies. The Award is intended to support the successful nominee’s tuition, housing or childcare in the pursuit of post-secondary education or entrepreneurship.

For more information on the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award, to make a donation or to apply for the award, please visit www.biv.com/leadership-award.

Oct
3
Wed
Financial Management Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Financial Management Webinar @ Webinar

This is the second in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

One of the keys to business success is an ability to interpret financial statements. In fact, a primary cause of business failure is poor financial management, including the misinterpretation of financial statements and inappropriate action taken as a result.

This workshop will help business owners understand basic financial principles that must be applied to business decision-making on a daily basis. Workshop material covers the functions of, and how to interpret, cash flow management, credit and collections, the cost/profit/volume relationship, and business ratios. By the end of the workshop, entrepreneurs will be able to speak more confidently to their accountant and banker about their financial statements.

Facilitator: Cheryl Farmer | Business Advisor | MCEd, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
10
Wed
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Webinar @ Webinar

This is the third in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

Negotiation is one of the most valuable skills you can develop, because you use it in every aspect of your life. While some of us are natural born negotiators, most of us would like to feel more confident going in to important negotiation meetings.

When you re-frame negotiation as an opportunity for all sides to prosper, everyone wins! In this session, you’ll acquire the skills to negotiate effectively, preserve your integrity and learn how to be yourself to get what you really want.

This session will help you:

  • Recognize the importance of negotiating for women entrepreneurs
  • Avoid common negotiation mistakes that limit your business and financial rewards
  • Identify three opportunities where stronger negotiation will benefit you and your business

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

Oct
17
Wed
Focused Marketing Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Focused Marketing Webinar @ Webinar

This is the fourth in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

When a business owner is asked about their marketing strategy, too many think about direct mail campaigns, newspaper ads or word of mouth. All those things are a part of marketing, but they are not strategy. They are tactics. Tactics are only as effective as the strategy behind them—the WHY of marketing. This practical workshop guides the business owner through the process of building a sound marketing strategy for their business to reveal the tactics that make the most sense for their motivation, market and money.

Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger | Business Advisor MA CMC, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
24
Wed
Moving up! Business Growth Strategies Webinar @ Webinar
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Moving up! Business Growth Strategies Webinar @ Webinar

This is the fifth in a five-part Scaling for Success webinar series hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre. Click here to sign up for the whole series and save $25!

Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12 pm to 1 pm

This energizing workshop will help entrepreneurs move their business to the next level with insights and advice about strategy, marketing, and the latest small business trend: strategic alliances. By the end of the session, participants will understand the what, why and how of creating strategic alliances and developing a strategic edge. This workshop covers:

  • Strategic alliances: Exploring new ways to partner up to expand the marketing and/or operational capacity in the business.
  • Strategic edge: When having the best “customer service” isn’t enough, how does a business become the supplier of choice for its customers?

Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, Business Advisor MA CMC, Women’s Enterprise Centre

Oct
25
Thu
Celebrating 10 Years of Connections! @ Hycroft Manor
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating 10 Years of Connections!

Community, Collaboration, Conversations and Connections are alive and well at The Connected Woman Association. 2018 marks 10 years of doing just that so we want to celebrate!

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You’re invited!

WHEN: Thursday, October 25th | 6:00 – 8:00pm
WHERE: Hycroft Manor, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver

*Cocktail attire

The letter “C: figures prominently in our logo and throughout our organization so it’s no surprise that the evening will have Champagne, Canapes and Connections. Your ticket includes admission, light canapes, a glass of bubbly, dessert and your very own limited edition networking plate!Networking plate image 300x307

The prestigious University Women’s Club of Vancouver (UWCV) has opened the doors of its heritage Hycroft Manor so that TCWA can celebrate in style. Founded in 1907, UWCV is a member-funded society that promotes fellowship and advocates for women’s rights and education. A perfect match!

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BONUS! 10th Anniversary Look Book

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Events like these are wonderful opportunities to make connections with other people who may become clients or collaborators. Our 10th Anniversary Look Book will not only help you connect, but remember the connections you made.

For just $15 added to your registration, your name, your face or logo, and your contact info will be included in a booklet that will be given to EVERY attendee. Think of it like a yearbook. You can peruse the pages and seek that certain someone that you want to meet. Heck, you might even get them to sign your book!

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SPONSORS:

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