Professional Women's Network 15th Anniversary CelebrationThe Fairmont Waterfront Hotel September 29, 2011
Hors d'œuvres were circulated, live music was performed, drinks were poured, and inspirational words were spoken at the 15th anniversary celebration for the Professional Women's Network (PWN). Over 250 business and community leaders gathered to celebrate women in business and the launch of the new PWN website. Keynote speakers included Anne Lippert, president of Consulting and Advisory Services; Pauline Lipska, president of Young Women in Business; and Jennifer Sung, VP of Young Women in Business.
PWN was founded in 1997 by national chair Michelle Pockey (a business lawyer), together with three other Vancouver-based professional women. The network was established to help women to connect, refer business to one another, and assist each other in navigating the unique challenges faced by female professionals advancing in their career. Currenty the PWN is in Calgary and Vancouver, with additional chapters under development in Toronto, Montreal, and London, UK.