5 Ways to Make Leadership a Reality: A Recap of the Beyond Conference 2016

5 Ways to Make Leadership a Reality: A Recap of the Beyond Conference 2016

When is the last time you felt so inspired that you wanted to stop right in the middle of something to chase a dream? Beyond: Lead Through Action was a conference put on by YWiB that at numerous times made you want to run out to try a new strategy with your team, apply for the ‘unattainable’ job or pursue your passion. A room full of ambitious, curious and fun women (and some men!) spent November 19th engaging with well-known leaders in the community and learning applicable skills, all while making valuable connections with people from different fields. With an incredible line up with speakers, panelists and workshops, there were a lot of takeaways. Here are some of the ways the attendees learned to uncover leadership skills.

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Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Meet Brandi Wingrove of KPMG

Leading up to our Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Executive Inspiration event on April 30, we’re taking the time to introduce the amazing women behind this powerhouse panel! Keep an eye out for each instalment and get ready to meet them in person for a panel and networking session to remember. #YWiBbtgc Ps. Early-bird tickets end this Friday (April 18), get 'em while they're hot!


Brandi Wingrove  Partner at KMPG

Brandi is an Audit Partner in KPMG’s Enterprise practice which is focused on delivering value to privately-held businesses. She is also a member of the firm’s Consumer Markets group and Real Estate practice, with more than 13 years of audit experience and 4 years of industry experience. Brandi’s portfolio of private clients spans across many industries and sectors, including the not-for-profit sector. She has a diverse practice, ranging from the highly personalized services required by entrepreneurs, to the wide-ranging needs of her larger clients.

Brandi is actively involved with various associations including the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, where she makes accounting presentations and is a mentor to members of the forum.

The Show Must Go On!: Ladies in Pink Volunteer Opportunity

Happy New Year Ladies! To kick off 2014, we have an amazing volunteer opportunity to share with you. Our "Ladies in Pink" are looking for volunteers to help at Project Limelight Society's upcoming performance of "Mirror Mirror" on January 11 (dress rehearsal) and January 12 (the big show!).

Here's what we're looking for - Wranglers / Backstage Support: Calm, organized people, who enjoy being around kids, to help backstage, mostly working with the young cast (ages 8-13) offering encouragement and support while keeping the performers focused, fed and prepared. Theatre experience is an asset.  MUST be available for the performances on January 12th for at least 4 hours between 12 pm and 8:30 pm. Also need to be available on January 11th for 3 hours, during dress rehearsal.

Costume Support: Organized and energetic people, who enjoy being around kids, and who have some experience with quick costume changes.  MUST be available for the performances on January 12th for at least 4 hours between 12 pm and 8:30 pm. Also need to be available on January 11th for 3 - 4 hours, during dress rehearsal.

Front of House: Friendly, reliable people with a positive attitude to help with ticket and DVD sales. (Must be available between 12:30 and 4:30 or 4:30 and 8:30. (Not required to be there on January 11th)

We also need help with load-in on Friday January 10th and load-out on Monday January 13th. Ideally, would like to find someone with a panel van or truck to transport sets and costumes, and 2 or 3 people who are available to help with the move. (Not required to be there on January 11th or 12th)

Tickets to the show can be provided!

Project Limelight Society is an amazing non-profit organization that provides Fine Arts classes (+nourishment) after school to kids in the DTES and Strathcona neighbourhoods. Cory Monteith was a huge supporter and often a guest teacher for their programs. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for the rehearsal and show day, please contact Harveen@ywib.ca.

Move quickly on this, the show must go on! ;)

Join us at Downward Dog, Upward Thinking!

Happy Friday! join us for our upcoming workshop: Downward Dog, Upward Thinking: A Mind, Body + Career session with Matt Corker

a joint event between the YWiB UBC and YWiB Vancouver, YWiB invites you to join a master of motivation and inspiration, Matt Corker, International Operations Specialist at lululemon. Matt will not only help you tap into your strengths, you'll leave his workshop with the tools to carry yourself along the track to success. join us for a 45 minute yoga session followed by an intention- and goal-setting workshop on Tuesday, October 29th!

not big on yoga? don't let that stop you, this sessions is for any yoga-level (including us beginners) and will offer an opportunity to relax your mind and focus your sights on what you want most in your life!

limited space is available so please, register today!

when | tuesday, oct 29th 7:30-9:30pm where | yaletown roundhouse, room B (181 roundhouse mews) cost | $10 for YWiB Vancouver members + non-members* dress | yoga attire or relaxed casual bring | paper + pen, your yoga mat, a water bottle, your aspirations + a girlfriend *YWiB UBC members, please bring your membership card for free entry

Tickets for YWiB's Birthday Party!

Finally!!! Tickets to the birthday are now available! Tickets are $10 and go towards your cupcake and a delicious spread of appies by Lost + Found! Make sure to get one in advance, and we'll see you there!

Event details (again): July 10, 2013 Lost + Found Café, 33 W Hastings St. 6:30-8:30pm


Money Matters is Soon!

Money Matters is just around the corner!  This coming Wednesday, Tracy Theemes will be at our disposal to answer all your burning questions about anything and everything finance.  It’s a casual and conversational evening, and because of that, feel free to send us topics or questions that you have an interest in hearing about (or bring them to the event!) on Wednesday. Make sure to sign upsoon before registration ends! E-mail us at info@ywib.ca , tweet at us @YWiB, or post on our facebook page to make sure Tracy will cover what you’re most interested in!

Tracy Theemes is down-to-earth and great at boiling down the complexities of money matters into easy-to-grasp concepts.

Some topics she has on her list:

  • How to save money effectively and general good money habits to adopt
  • What is “asset allocation” and why should we know about it?
  • What are registered versus non-registered accounts?
  • Investing – The various investment vehicles out there and which ones are “the best”
  • Fees & Commissions – how much of your money is actually being invested?
  • How do you assess your acceptable investment “risk” level?
  • Mutual funds – What are they!?
  • RRSPs – When is the right time to start?
  • Filing your tax returns – Best practices for separating your taxes owed and making sure you don’t spend that money that isn’t yours!
  • What do landlord/property management companies take advantage of renters?
  • What to look out for the first time renter/buyer
  • Fixed versus variable rate mortgage
  • Staying out of the “red” with your credit

If, at the end of the evening, you feel you want further explanation or guidance, you’re welcome to have a quick chat with her.  But, while she can’t come home with you, you can definitely pick up her book,The Financially Empowered Woman: Everything You Really Want to Know About Your Money.

We hope to see you there!