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Women in Male-Dominated Industries Cafe Night @ JJ Bean on Alberni & Bute
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at JJ Bean on Alberni for a night of networking, chit-chat, and strategy sharing between women in male-dominated industries.

Here’s the plan:

1) Meet at JJ Bean on Alberni.

2) Order delicious mochas, camomile tea, casablanca wraps, etc.

3) Meet some cool women and chat about our work lives.

4) Exchange cards, phone numbers, facepages, myfriend accounts, tweetster, instapics, snaptexts, or whatever it is that the kids are using these days to stay in touch.

5) Stay in touch! Or….failing that, we’ll do it all again in four weeks, so don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Hope to see you there!

Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses @ Webinar
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses @ Webinar

Women’s Enterprise Centre has partnered with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as part of their DRIVEN BY WOMEN™ initiative to offer a 3-part presentation series. The third and final topic in the series is Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses.

This FREE webinar will provide an overview of best practices for new business owners, including tips for incorporating your business and deciding on a corporate structure, developing key corporate documents, navigating raising capital, and handling certain employment and tax issues.

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


  • Andrew Hennigar, Counsel | Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Securities, Business and Corporate Commercial, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Purchase and Sale of a Business| Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
  • Emily Savage, Associate | Business and Corporate Commercial, Private Company, Mergers and Acquisitions, Purchase and Sale of a Business, Charities and Not-For-Profits, StartUp and Grow™, Driven by Women™ | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
PWN Event: Escaping Your Career Plateau — Perfectionism, Risk, and What’s Actually in the Way @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PWN Event:  Escaping Your Career Plateau -- Perfectionism, Risk, and What's Actually in the Way @ The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP | Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada

Research shows that women are held to higher standards in their work leading up to promotions. While career progression requires high-quality work, the stringent standards women must meet to be considered for promotion can lead to perfectionist behaviour. This very behaviour is then often identified as showing lack of leadership acumen, creating a career-stalling catch-22 for ambitious women.

This talk aims to give women a look at how their working lives are affected by the complex forces surrounding promotions, quality work, perfectionism, and risk. We’ll cover:

  • What perfectionism is & how it shows up in your work
  • The relationship between risk, perfectionism & gender
  • How ambitious women subtly undermine their own career progress
  • What’s really at play when our careers stall — and what to do next

The goal of this talk is to help you get at the deeper reasons for your career-limiting behaviours so you can keep your career moving forward.

About our speaker, Holly Burton:

Holly is a leadership coach for women in male-dominated industries. She works one-on-one with ambitious women to help them lead, get promoted, and create the careers they actually want in industries they love.

As a mining engineer for the first ten years of her career, Holly was exposed to one of the most male-dominated spaces  — just 17% female. She uses the unique perspective she gained as a woman in mining, alongside her obsessive nerdiness for all things feminism, leadership, and career to help women create the working world they deserve while they wait for the rest of society to catch up.

AWF’s 21st Annual PEAK Awards Gala @ Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our 21st Annual PEAK Awards Gala!

The PEAK Awards, AWF’s flagship event, is a unique event in Vancouver bringing B.C.’s finance community together for a night to celebrate the achievements of five professionals whose commitment, passion and results have contributed to the advancement of women in finance.

Visit here for more details.

SCWIST’s Pub Night @ Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery
May 17 @ 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.