San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The International Women's Day Conference is our contribution to the global celebration of women's achievements. It is an annual event that brings the SFU and Great Vancouver communities together, and aims to both inspire and equip emerging female leaders to achieve success on their own terms. We believe that through understanding how to leverage their strengths, young leaders will be better equipped to pursure paths that they have a passion for.
The conference theme this year, following with the worldwide theme, is "Make It Happen." Our goal is to help build the foundational skills that will help delegates make an impact in their careers and community. The itinerary this year includes two keynote addressses, three interactive workshop options, and an intimate panel. There is also an expo, which showcases amazing social businesses and organizations. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with peers and professionals. Be prepared to learn something new!
For our list of speakers, visit: http://ywib.ca/sfu/iwd-2015/iwdspeakers/
Please pick your top TWO workshop options, which will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. (You will attend two workshops)
1. Decoding Workplace Wardrobes: From a networking lunch to happy hour, today’s workplace isn’t just limited to the office. It can be challenging to strike a balance between traditional work-attire with your own personal style. This fun workshop explores what to wear in any situation, with a positive approach to body image.
2. Beyond Networking: How do you invite someone to an informational interview? What is an effective way to follow-up? How do you build a long-lasting relationship with a mentor? Both formal and informal connections are a vital way to grow your personal and professional network. Learn how to create and maintain meaningful relationships with peers and mentors alike.
3. Clear Leadership: Being self-aware is key to being an effective collaborator and leader. Learn about how your thoughts, observations, and feelings interact with one another to form perception. This workshop will introduce new concepts that will help you become more mindful of how you experience the world.
8:45-9:00 - Registration
9:00-9:45 - Expo Reception
9:45-10:00 - Opening Remarks
10:00-10:45 - Keynote 1
10:45-10:55 - Break
10:55-11:45 - Workshop 1
11:45-1:10 - Lunch + Expo
1:10-2:00 - Workshop 2
2:00-2:10 - Break
2:10-3:30 - Panel
3:30-4:00 - Smoothie Break + Expo
4:00-4:45 - Keynote 2
4:45-5:00 - Closing Remarks
Dress Code: Fun Business Casual!
YWiB SFU strives to incorporate philanthropy and giving back to our community into our events as often as possible. As part of this year's IWD Conference, YWiB SFU will be partnering with the Lipstick Project Society (LPS), a non-profit organization serving people facing significant health problems and their families. In particular, conference delegates and the LPS will have the opportunity to create care packages for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Along with warm words of encouragement, these care packages will feature bath, skincare, and cosmetic products that these families will need during their long-term stay at the Ronald McDonald House. We invite delegates to bring unused bath/skincare/comfort items to be donated for these care packages (ie/ soap, lotion, tea, toothpaste, etc.)
Executive For a Day
As a "raffle prize" you could have the chance to meet with professionals from a variety of industries! Our line-up this year includes:
Andrea Yeung - Financial Analyst at Telus
Caoimhe Bourke - HR Manager at Smythe-Ratcliffe
Erica Rizzo - Talent Acquisition at Hootesuite
Jennifer Maloney Adab - Co-founder of Yulu Public Relations
Pam Hernandez - Digital Project Manager at Telus
Pam Sirney - HR Manager at Holt Renfrew
Renee Chau - IT Project Manager at Telus
Sairah Hearn - Global Social Media & Digital Engagement at Lululemon
Sanj Kooner - Experience Associate at PwC
Sam Dundee - Mergers & Acquistion Analyst at Deloitte
Stay connected with us through Twitter @ywibsfu and our website for updates on speakers and exhibitors! #IWDsfu #IWD2015
When & Where
Young Women in Business SFU (YWiB SFU)
Focusing primarily on mentorship, networking and facilitated growth, YWiB SFU is created for any female student who is looking to grow and learn and to bring diverse and passionate SFU leaders together. Through a variety of workshops, social events and speaker panels, YWiB SFU offers relevant and constructive learning for students tailored to the specific needs of the SFU community. In addition, the SOUL Mentorship Program gives young women the opportunity to interact and build relations with members of BC’s professional community. YWiB SFU enables female students to build these fundamental skills to achieve success on their own terms.