join YWiB in the community!

We've had some phenomenal volunteer and involvement opportunities sent our way from great orgnizations and individuals in the community. See below for a detailed list and please feel free to contact the listed individuals directly for more info or to sign up! The Association of Women in Finance and its annual PEAK Awards Gala on May 2nd 2011 is looking for volunteers!

This is a fabulous event bringing together over 400 of Vancouver's top finance professionals, from lawyers to accountants to banks to credit unions to industry. During the event 5 awards are presented to accomplished women in finance and funds are raised for the AWF's scholarship program. There will be two shifts - 8am to 3pm and 3pm to 10pm. Tasks will include event set up, guest greeting and registration, raffle ticket selling, silent auction support, etc. Please see the following link for more details on the event.

To get involved, please contact Stephanie Daniels.

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs is looking for event volunteers for June 1st 2011!

FWE’s annual Roundtable event, Tough Love - Truths and Tribulations of Growing a Sustainable Business, is taking place from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the offices of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP. Learn from leading business representatives. Discuss the tough questions with entrepreneurs and business influencers in a small group environment. Connect and network at the reception featuring Quails' Gate wine and fantastic food.

FWE is looking for energetic, dedicated volunteers to help out at this event. Please contact Angel if you are interested in volunteering.

Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland are looking for Big Sister mentors and Study Buddy Tutors!

Girls need positive role models. You can help. Just as you rely on the women around you to help you become wildly successful in business, the Little Sisters involved with Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland rely on the support and friendship of their Big Sister mentors to help them become wildly successful in life.

There is currently an unprecedented 180 girls waiting to be matched with a Big Sister mentor or Study Buddy tutor. Volunteer for as little as one hour a week and help a young girl learn to believe in herself. Your belief in your Little Sister may be the pivotal change that she needs.

Find out more today by visiting their website, contacting them via email, checking out their Facebook page or phoning them at 604-873-4525 ext. 300.

featured upcoming community event

Vancouver for Acumen hosts DIGNITY Vancouver

On May 5th, Vancouver for Acumen presents DIGNITY Vancouver, a photo exhibition & auction benefiting Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to alleviate global poverty. Curated by Nuru Project, a group using photography for social change, the event will feature prints for live and silent auction donated by renowned artists with the proceeds going directly to Acumen Fund.

In support of local social enterprise, Hope in Shadows, four prints from their annual photography contest for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside will be auctioned with all proceeds donated to Hope in Shadows.

Representatives from Acumen Fund’s head office in New York will be attending the event and the evening will be an opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship and mingle with those interested in social innovation, art and international development.

Event Details May 5th, 7-10PM Chapel Arts, 304 Dunley Ave @ East Hastings St

Full preview of prints for auction: To purchase tickets*: *All tickets include one drink and the first 50 people to purchase tickets receive a copy of 'The Blue Sweater' ($18.99) by Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund.