WE FOR SHE: Creating an Equal Future

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

Lori Mathison

Lori Mathison
President and CEO
Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

Adina Williams

Adina Williams
Squamish Nation

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.

Gary AgnewKevin BrennanJake StikaKate Furber

Gary Agnew, Vice President, Finning Digital
Kevin Brennan, Transaction Advisory Services Markets Leader and Real Estate Sector Leader, EY
Jake Stika, Executive Director, Next Gen Men
Moderator: Kate Furber, Private Company Services Leader, PwC

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Championing Women: Inspiration & Best Practices

Championing women doesn't mean advocating for the rise of women and the fall of men. Rather, it means creating space for a wider and more inclusive approach. This session will highlight concrete ways that you can advance gender balance in the workplace: from supporting female leaders and addressing wage gaps, to investing in women-led businesses. Get inspired to make real change.

Wyle Baoween Liz Lougheed Green Tanya van Biesen Don MacPherson

Wyle Baoween, CEO, HRx Technology
Liz Lougheed Green, Director of Community Investment, Vancity Credit Union
Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada
Moderator: Don MacPherson, Partner, Deloitte

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

Helena Gottschling

Helena Gottschling
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lori Mathison

The Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
Government of Canada

1:15 – 1:45 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 BoschKarina LeBlancLevi NahirneySuzanne SchulzTru Wilson

Tara Bosch, Founder, SmartSweets
Karina LeBlanc, Head of Concacaf Women's Football
Levi Nahirney, Transgender Advocate
Suzanne Schulz, Senior Vice President of KPMG Forensic Inc. and a Partner of KPMG LLP
Tru Wilson, Transgender Advocate

Organizing Partners:

The Province of British Columbia
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Platinum Sponsors:

EA Vancouver
Royal Bank

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:

Langara School of Management
Kwatlen Polytechnic University
LNG Canada

Event Partners:

WEB Alliance of Women's Business Networks
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle
Purdys Chocolatier
Landing Dance Centre
WTC Vancouver

Media Partners:

Business in Vancouver