WE FOR SHE: Creating an Equal Future

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Friday, November 16, 2018
8:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Breakfast:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Morning Program:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch:  12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Program:  12:45 - 3:15 p.m
Individuals:  $259 + GST
Bulk Pricing - 4 Tickets: $750 +GST

Individuals:  $299 + GST
Bulk Pricing - 4 Tickets: $850 +GST

Post Secondary Students: $99 +GST
(25 and under)
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WE FOR SHE 2018 will be one of North America's largest gatherings of changemakers, influencers, business leaders, and young women collaborating to advance equality. Our goal is to grow the Canadian economy by championing gender diversity in leadership as a business imperative.

Now in its fifth year, WE FOR SHE 2018 will focus on Creating an Equal Future and the role we each play as leaders, employers, and community members to further equality across British Columbia, Canada, and beyond.

This interactive day will provide thought-provoking education and will highlight best practices for business leaders. In addition, hundreds of high school students from across the province will be in attendance to take part in a variety of workshops. The afternoon will bring everyone together to create action plans for an equal future.

Join current and emerging leaders for this powerful and engaging one-day forum.

Why attend?

  • Take part in one of North America's largest events tackling gender equity in leadership.
  • Learn from key influencers from around the world who are taking action to advance equality.
  • Champion young people from across B.C. and help shape their future career choices.
  • Develop your personal action plan to contribute to the creation of an equal future.

Special offer

You asked, we delivered! Due to popular demand from attendees, we have added a bulk ticket rate for companies that wish to buy multiple tickets for their clients, leadership team, or staff to attend WE FOR SHE 2018.

Keynote Speaker

Honourable Carole James

The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC
Lieutenant Governor
Province of British Columbia

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Inspiring Men to Inspire

This session will be a facilitated conversation with three established business leaders about what it takes to inspire men to be inspiring, inclusive leaders. They will share tangible examples from their organizations, their own experiences and actions you can take back to your organization to help support more men to create an equal future.

Kevin BrennanHelena GottschlingJake StikaKate Furber

Kevin Brennan, Transaction Advisory Services Markets Leader and Real Estate Sector Leader, EY
Helena Gottschling, Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC
Jake Stika, Executive Director, Next Gen Men
Moderator: Kate Furber, Partner, Audit & Assurance Group, PwC

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Championing Women: Inspiration & Best Practices

Because turning the dial on gender equality won't happen without action, this session answers the questions "Why" and "How" for businesses ready to make change. Wyle Baoween from HRx Technology, among others, will provide real-world, concrete ways to champion gender equality in the workforce. Get inspired and empowered to make change real.

Wyle BaoweenTanya van BiesenCatherine LudgateDon MacPherson

Wyle Baoween, CEO, HRx Technology
Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada
Catherine Ludgate, Manager, Community investment Vancity Credit Union
Moderator: Don MacPherson, Partner, Deloitte

Additional panellists to be announced

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Create Positive Mindsets: Love Your Story

We all have a story. How do you embrace yours? In this session, you will hear stories of courage and boldness as the panellists share their journeys that will inspire and help you create change in your life.

Tara BoschJodi KelleherKiran MarohnLevi NahirneyTru Wilson

Tara Bosch, Founder, SmartSweets
Jodi Kelleher, Partner-in-Charge of Tax, GVA, Partner, International Tax, KPMG
Kiran Marohn, Deputy Chief – Business Operations, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services
Levi Nahirney, Transgender Advocate
Tru Wilson, Transgender Advocate

Organizing Partners:

The Province of British Columbia
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Platinum Sponsors:

EA Vancouver

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Royal Bank

Bronze Sponsors:

Langara School of Management

Event Partners:

WEB Alliance of Women's Business Networks
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle
Minerva Foundation
Purdys Chocolatier

Media Partners:

Business in Vancouver