Women's Leadership Circle

Wendy McDonald Awards Reception

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
5:00 PM
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Schedule:Registration & Reception:  5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation:  6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception & Networking:  6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of conversations and connections with the 2017 winners of the Wendy McDonald Awards and the Women's Leadership Circle.

Take in sweeping views of the city from the beautiful Telus Garden while celebrating outstanding British Columbians who are working to promote and increase diversity in leadership positions.

Why attend:

  • Meet past winners and learn about the outstanding contributions of the 2017 Wendy McDonald Award winners
  • Connect with WLC Advisory Committee members and Directors of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
  • Learn about the Women's Leadership Circle's ongoing initiatives and plans for 2017

Master of Ceremonies


Jill Krop
Director of News & Community, Global News BC

About the Awards:

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle is excited to launch its second annual Wendy McDonald Awards in an effort to increase the profile of outstanding women and champions of women in our community.

These annual awards are presented in honour of the late Wendy McDonald, a Canadian business icon who served as the first female Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Award categories include Diversity Champion, Community Catalyst, Entrepreneurial Innovation, Outstanding, Mentor/Sponsor, and Women to Watch.

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About Glowbal Restaurant Group

Glowbal Restaurant Group is now one of Western Canada's fastest growing restaurant groups and has become one of the most successful restaurant companies in Vancouver. The group of nine brands includes Glowbal, Coast, Italian Kitchen (Alberni Street and Park Royal), IK2Go, Trattoria (Kitsilano, Park Royal and Burnaby), Black + Blue, The Roof, The Fish Shack and Nosh (Burnaby and TELUS Garden).

This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Women's Leadership Circle (WLC) Program. The WLC is an inclusive Program that recognizes the need for diversity in leadership. Launched in 2007, the WLC has grown to become one of the largest women's business networking groups in Canada. Based on the pillars of connections, conversations, recognition and advocacy, the WLC is engaged in the social, business and political communities in which the Board operates. Learn more at boardoftrade.com/programs.