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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Break the Bias

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
12:00 PM
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Keynote Speaker:Beverly Priestman
Head Coach
Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team
Schedule:Online Program: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PT

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This International Women's Day, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) is proud to join people across the world to celebrate the resilience, achievements, and contributions of women and their champions.  

Join us as we learn from women who have shattered glass ceilings in male-dominated industries and are paving the way for all women and girls, and champions of women’s rights in our region who are setting an example for all.  

According to the United Nations, the world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality.

"Fifty years ago, we landed on the moon; in the last decade, we discovered new human ancestors and photographed a black hole for the first time. In the meantime, legal restrictions have kept 2.7 billion women from accessing the same choice of jobs as men." - United Nations

So, will you help #BreakTheBias and create a world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all? 

Moderated Discussion:

Beverly (Bev) Priestman

Beverly (Bev) Priestman
Head Coach
Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team


Isabelle Hudon Dr. John Izzo Jane Murdoch Po On Yeung Lien Yeung
Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO, BDC

Dr. John Izzo, Co-Founder, Blueprint and Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia
Jane Murdoch, General Counsel, interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Finning International
Po On Yeung, Senior Program Manager, Community Operations, Coinbase, Former Global Chair, TwitterAsians
Moderator: Lien Yeung, Host, CBC Vancouver News

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This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) Program. The DLC, an evolution of the Women's Leadership Council program, is an inclusive program that champions and advocates for leadership that best reflects the diversity of the Greater Vancouver region. The DLC focuses on addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion to encourage allyship and enhance business innovation. The DLC is committed to investing in the participation and promotion of underrepresented groups, while supporting the business community to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Learn more