PAST MEETINGS

Interested in learning about the type of events we host at our PWN Meetings? Have a browse through our present and past PWN meetings to get an idea of the topics we cover.

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This is a list of all of our meetings to date which will give you a sense of the topics we cover.

Improv Your Business: How Improv Skills Can Give You an Edge At Work

Improvisers are skilled at observing, adapting, and creating with what is at hand to innovate new ideas, build with others, and communicate effective narratives. In this session, Andrew Chen will introduce us to some common tools used by improvisers, which you can incorporate into your own communication skill set.

Start:
May 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
End:
May 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
PAWN Event: A Discussion with Karen Joseph, CEO Reconciliation Canada

Please join us for an evening of networking and a powerful keynote speech delivered by Karen Joseph, CEO, Reconciliation Canada. Reconciliation Canada is the organization in our country that holds the vision for realizing reconciliation.

Start:
May 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm
End:
May 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Adapting your Leadership Style to Grow your Business

Kristine Steuart, Co-Founder and CEO of Allocadia, will discuss strategies and tactics on how to adapt your leadership style to grow your business. She will share insights on: adapting from being an entrepreneur to a CEO; creating a high performance team; building culture; evolving your leadership style as your team grows; and more!

Start:
February 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm
PAWN Meeting: A Discussion with Darlene Shackelly

Darlene Shackelly, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Executive Director of Native Courtworkers and Counselling Association of BC, will share her inspiring career journey as a trailblazer in the Indigenous community at large as well as her contribution to improving Aboriginal Justice.

Start:
February 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
A Force to Reckon With: Women, Entrepreneurship and Risk

Please join us for a panel discussion about women, entrepreneurship and risk with Clare Beckton, co-author of A Force to Recon With, Women Entrepreneurship and Risk; Mike Bonner, Senior Vice President, BC & Yukon Division, BMO Bank of Montreal; and Marla Kott, CEO of ImprintPlus; and Moderator Barbara Mowat, Founder and President of GroYourBiz.

Start:
January 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm
End:
January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Diversity: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities

This presentation will provide an overview of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Attendees will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understand of this diverse community and ensure their workplaces are employing best practices and
meet their legal obligations when employing or providing services to this community.

Start:
November 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm
PWN Meeting: Money, Mindfulness and Power

Developing a healthy relationship with money and understanding how to align your economic behaviour with your values and personal mission can overwhelming. Tracy Theemes, co-founder of Sophia Financial Group, will discuss some thorny (and exciting!) issues from a mindful, holistic perspective. Prepare for a deeper, broader, frank discourse.

Start:
October 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm
October 13th PAWN Event: An Evening with Madeleine Dion-Stout and Tina L. Dion

Please join us for a networking and powerful panel presentation delivered by Order of Canada recipient Madeline Dion-Stout, as well as Tina L. Dion. Madeline and Tina will share their inspiring career journeys as a trailblazers in the Indigenous community at large as well as making Canada a better place to live for all Canadians.

Start:
October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Women in the British Columbia Labour Force: An Analysis

Using publicly available statistics, the soon-to-be published Women in the British Columbia Labour Force: An Analysis assesses female participation rates, and offers some observations and comparisons to Canada, other jurisdictions and global trends. Our feature speaker this month is Denise Mullen, author of this report.

Start:
September 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm
The Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network Event feat.Michelle Nahanee and Paisley Eva Nahanee

Please join us for an evening of networking and a powerful panel presentation comprised of a mother-daughter entrepreneur duo from the local Squamish First Nation. Michelle Nahanee & her daughter Paisley Eva Nahanee, opened The Capilano Tea House and Botanical Soda Company in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s trendiest areas.

Start:
June 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
June 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Business as a Force for Good: Opportunities and Strategies for Positive Impact

From climate change and environmental degradation to widespread poverty and social inequity, there is no doubt that society faces significant pressures. Within this context, companies must also navigate through such challenges as evolving customer demands, rapidly advancing technology, and increasing resource scarcity. The convergence of these cond

Start:
May 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
May 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Professional Aboriginal Women’s Network Event feat. Kim Baird and Dorothy Grant

Please join us for a networking and powerful panel presentation comprised of two Professional Aboriginal Women in British Columbia, Kim Baird and Dorothy Grant. Both Kim and Dorothy are recipients of the Order of Canada and have outstanding career accomplishments, which they will share with you!

Start:
April 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
April 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm
LET ME SLEEP!

Ever wish you had just a few more minutes to sleep in the morning? No time in your schedule to pencil in a nap? What if you could make the most of the sleep you do get?

Start:
February 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Lessons from the Entrepreneurial Trenches

When it comes to entrepreneurialism, Ryan Wilson is a veteran who has won and lost more than a few battles. In this discussion, Ryan will touch on some of the challenges he has faced in two decades as a young entrepreneur, and the lessons those challenges taught him.

Start:
January 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm
End:
January 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm
PWN Special Event Notice: Aboriginal Women in Business Speaker Series

The PWN and some of Vancouver’s leading Aboriginal women in business (Chastity Davis, Teara Fraser, and Kim Van der woerd) are in the process of working in partnership to co-create an Aboriginal Women in Business Network. Please join us for a networking and powerful panel presentation comprised of 3 Aboriginal women in business in BC.

Start:
October 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm
PWN Partner Event: BC Economic Forum - Women as a Catalyst for Growth

To ensure the successful implementation of "Women as a Catalyst for Growth: a B.C. Action Plan", we need organizations and individuals to take action now. The result will be greater economic growth through the promotion of gender diversity in leadership and throughout our workforce.

Start:
October 23, 2015 at 7:45 am
End:
October 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Negotiating Your Worth

In this presentation, Kristina will help you learn to define both your values and your value. You will gain insight into who you are and what you have to offer. Kristina will show you how to use this knowledge to position yourself for success in any negotiation.

Start:
October 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Networking for Introverts

As an introvert, it can feel like the best plan for handling a networking event is to avoid it. Still, inevitably the instance where attendance is in your best interest or simply unavoidable is bound to occur. The good news is that, despite being out of your comfort zone, the networking environment is a setting in which introverts, too, can thrive.

Start:
September 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Emotional Mastery for Success:

MANAGING EMOTIONS LIKE BURNOUT, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AS YOU LIVE YOUR PURPOSE - In this session, attendees will discover their own success formula to managing their emotions, while they continue to thrive. Attendees will leave with practical tools to support them in their day to day as they deal with major life events.

Start:
June 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
June 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting: Money Stories

Marissa Cepelinski and Alli Warnyca explore the emotional meaning that we place on money. They expose how we are the ones that are keeping ourselves from achieving our financial goals. What if a shift in perspective is your next step?

Start:
April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
April 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
PWN Special Event Notice: Leaning in for Someone Else: Meaningful Mentoring

For women, finding a good mentor can sometimes be challenging. Offering effective and meaningful mentorship can be equally so. Helen Kearns is a highly accomplished Bay Street woman in finance who has been the recipient and beneficiary of exceptional mentorship.

Start:
February 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Gender Biases in the Workplace and How to Avoid them

In this discussion-oriented session, Jennifer Berdahl from the Sauder School of Business will outline the main forms of gender bias that continue to operate at work and explore strategies for avoiding their negative impact on you and your work environment.

Start:
February 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: The Art of Reinvention

Our Event is now SOLD-OUT! We do not have a wait-list policy. If you would like us to help arrange the transfer of tickets by passing your name and contact information to a member who cancels, please email info@pwncanada.ca with your preferred method of contact.

Start:
November 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
November 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Partner Event: BC Economic Forum - Women as a Catalyst for Growth

Join the leaders — men and women in your community — in a powerful and engaging working forum to identify solutions. This uniquely formatted event will have participants actively contributing throughout the day, in order to advance the conversation into action strategies for economic growth.

Start:
October 24, 2014 at 7:15 am
End:
October 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Presenting Yourself with Big Impact

***Our Event is now SOLD-OUT! We do not have a wait-list policy. If you would like us to help arrange the transfer of tickets by passing your name and contact information to a member who cancels, please email info@pwncanada.ca with your preferred method of contact.***

Start:
October 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT'S TRUE

Are you motivated and committed to creating the kind of life you say you want? What beliefs do you hold about yourself and what’s possible, that stop you from achieving the life of your dreams?

Find out the difference between people who achieve their dreams and those who don’t.

Start:
September 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
September 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: The Business of Non-Profits

Many of us devote considerable time to volunteering with non-profit organizations which can be rewarding for our communities, for our souls, and can help advance our careers. Some of us have considered non-profit involvement but don’t know where to start. Involvement in non-profits can be a valuable stepping stone to career and leadership.

Start:
June 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
June 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Creating Authentic Leaders Starting With You

Spark Creations uses unique experiential and transformational activities to help individuals, leaders, and teams discover their core values and purpose. This has resulted in developing more synergy, connection and significance for the individual with their role and within the team as a whole.

Start:
May 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
May 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: What's the Point of Creativity?

In this interactive session, Darren Dahl from the Sauder School of Business will explore the power of creativity and what you can do to help your creative voice flourish, both personally and in the business challenges you face.

Start:
April 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
April 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Legal Issues Panel

Our February meeting features three Fasken Martineau Lawyers - Michelle Pockey, Lindsey Taylor and Susan Ben-Oliel - who will provide an overview and answer your questions about three top legal issues with which businesses are currently facing: Corporate Social Responsibility, Employment Law and Intellectual Property.

Start:
February 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Top Ten Negotiation Blunders

Would you like to maximize efficiency AND build positive work relationships? Whether you’re negotiating with a Fortune 500 CEO or your five year old, you’ll find that the stakes can be equally high and certain strategies will increase your effectiveness. Join us for this practical, skill-based session.

Start:
January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm
End:
January 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Mentoring for the rest of us

Join Andrea Verwey from Green Valentine for a straightforward and practical look at mentoring in today’s professional environment, including: what successful mentors and mentees do, the conditions that help you connect with career supporters and how to make your mentoring relationships sing.

Start:
October 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
October 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Design Your Office for Maximum Productivity and Profit

This workshop will show you how to seamlessly incorporate workplace best practices to enable you to boost productivity and maintain a good work-life balance.

Start:
September 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
September 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Partner Event: Embracing Awards Opportunities Seminar
Start:
June 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm
End:
June 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: The Power of Connection: Lean In, Step Up, Make it Work!

This advanced workshop is directed to those who have networked before and know the value of connection. Now it’s time to talk about the impediments we face psychologically, practically and socially and find the solutions that will bring us to the next level of our professional effectiveness.

Start:
May 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
May 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: From Burn-Out to Brilliance

Avoid the #1 mistake professional women make that keeps them drained and dreading the next day of work!
You are fun, smart and loving! You are brilliant. So why do you dread the morning alarm? Step beyond the daily grind.

Start:
April 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
April 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Speak Up Speak Out - Personal Power and Respect at Work

Whether you are running a business or interested in climbing the corporate ladder you are in a position of power. How do you feel about your own power? Does the idea of being powerful, of manifesting your power scare you?

Start:
February 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
February 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Meeting Notice: Workplace Wellness - Bringing Your Best to Your Business and Personal Life

Interested in workplace psychological health trends, key topics in managing people, and optimizing your resilience at work? Come and listen to this presentation from Marie-Hélène Pelletier, which will provide an overview of key areas for a strong, healthy, resilient workplace and mind set.

Start:
January 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm
End:
January 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm
PWN Event Notice: Do You Feel Dumb About Your Smartphone?

Today, more than ever, there is a great need for wireless device training within the business environment. An Ipsos Reid survey showed the average Smartphone user recovered over 1hr of downtime per day & an average of 43min of personal time. This month's presenter, Darci LaRocque, will demystify the Smartphone & share her best cost saving tips.

Start:
November 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm
End:
November 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm