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“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.