Our Speak Up! public speaking workshop series concluded on April 13th with a conversation on networking. Held at L’Atelier Vancouver Coworking, this fourth and final workshop was facilitated by April Bellia, founder of Granola Girl and of the Serendipity Tea Party networking group for women entrepreneurs. April shared her tips for connecting with others in a more authentic, compassionate, and meaningful way through heart-based networking.Read More
YWiB Vancouver member Lisa Michaud, Success Coach and Speaker, shares her insight into navigating career changes, getting what you want out of life and the importance of surrounding yourself with an inspiring and motivating network. Come celebrate Lisa's achievements with our first Member Spotlight.Read More
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?
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.
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.
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 Meet...
Before I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I worked at DDB as VP Group Business Director. While I was there I lovingly took care of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) account resulting in it being crowned Marketing Magazine’s 2009 Marketer of the Year. Being Irish and having moved to Canada five years ago, selling Canada to travellers was a remarkable opportunity. I love travel and it loved me. Canada had such an effect on me that I couldn’t help but become a Canadian Citizen.
Before moving here, I worked at various agencies in Ireland working on a variety of categories — automotive, fashion retail, utilities and technology — adding up to over 16 years experience in the communications business. Being Managing Director of a Village is my dream job. The only thing that I love more than social media is helping clients love social media.