A 5-Step Guide to Goal Setting with Lorie Corcuera

A 5-Step Guide to Goal Setting with Lorie Corcuera

A new year means a new opportunity to evaluate your goals and purpose in life. But it can be a lot harder than you think. I sat down with Lorie Corcuera, CEO of SPARK Creations, to understand what it truly takes to make your goals a reality. 

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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 Fran Strike of TD Commercial Banking

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! Get ready to meet these top female execs in person for a panel and networking session to remember. #YWiBbtgc

It’s only two days away! Don’t forget to reserve your spot here.


Fran Strike Vice President & Manager at TD Commercial Banking

As Vice President, Fran leads a team of Business Banking professionals who are responsible for client services, business development and risk management in Vancouver.

Fran joined TD Commercial Banking in 1982 and progressed through the organization to her first executive appointment as Vice President and Manager of the Burnaby Commercial Banking Centre. Fran returned to Vancouver in 2009 to assume leadership of the Vancouver team.

Fran has worked with many community organizations over the years, including the United Way and St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto. She has held Board positions for the Association of Women in Finance and the TD Private Giving Foundation.

What will you ask Fran at #YWiBbtgc?


Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Meet Susan Eick of Right Management

  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. The event is only a week away!!!


Susan Eick  VP Business Development at Right Management

Susan has more than 25 years of experience in business strategy, marketing and executive development.  At Right, Susan manages the British Columbia territory. Susan’s specific client capabilities include strategic planning, aligning business priorities, assessing organizational impact of change and developing repeatable processes that increase efficiency. Susan has been frequently recognized as an individual who can assess a situation quickly and develop plans of action to support change initiatives within an organization.

Prior to joining Right Management, Susan managed her own consultancy in British Columbia, working primarily with technology executives who were experiencing the need to rapidly shift their organizations. She spent the majority of her career in the US financial services industry leading national project and sales teams, and in the non-profit sector developing resources for educational expansion and endowments.

Early in her career, Susan was given positions of leadership for projects that required rapid strategic planning and consecutive implementation.  She thrives helping others to adapt and work through change.

In addition to her work at Right, Susan is an active mentor and coach through the British Columbia Innovation Council and a founding board member of the Help Project Canada.


Ladies in Pink Volunteer Opportunity: BC Home + Garden Show!

If  you love all things decor, colour swatches, furniture galleries, home renos, etc, then listen up! Ladies in Pink are  on the inside at this year's BC Home + Garden Show and we need volunteers like you! Volunteers will be asked to help with the charitable silent auction which will showcase 15 gnomes painted/decorated by local celebrities and influencers.  Visitors will need to bid, with all the money raised benefiting Sole Food Street Farms.

The Details Date: February 19 - 23 Place: BC Place Stadium - 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver Show Times: Wed: 4 - 9pm Thurs/Fri: 12 - 9pm Sat: 10am - 9pm Sun: 10am - 6pm Additional Info: The show will provide volunteers with meals and bottled water during their shifts.

Please email Harveen@ywib.ca if you are interested in volunteering, they need plenty of helping hands so don't miss out on this staple event.

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