YWiB SFU looks back on an amazing year...

YWiB SFU is wrapping up its second year with many reasons to celebrate. Not only did YWiB SFU double its membership, it also inspired social change with the launch of a new social entrepreneurship program, all while earning the reputation of the “classiest club on campus”. Here are a few of our favourite highlights from the year!

Wine Social – With the expertise of wine connoisseur Richard Goodine, our members were treated to a wine tasting at Glowbal Group’s Society Restaurant and Lounge. This was the perfect way for members to get to know one another and learn about proper wine etiquette in a professional setting… a skill any busy savvy girl should know.


Project GIVE – Project GIVE (Generating Innovative Visions of Social Entrepreneurship) was launched as a platform to inspire our members to use business skills for social good. What we didn’t anticipate was how blown away we would be by the participants’ enthusiasm and support from the local social entrepreneurship community. The program definitely succeeded in producing an impressive group of future leaders and changemakers.


International Women’s Day mini-conference – When International Women’s Day rolled around we wanted to join in and celebrate how far women have come in the professional world. However, we also wanted to acknowledge the fact that women still have many opportunities to grow. It was great to hear from a dynamic panel of industry professionals who debated and challenged gender differences, communication in the workplace, challenges unique to women, the idea of work/life balance, and the role of women in tomorrow’s workplace

Beyond P!nk 2010 – YWiB SFU members represented big time at YWiB’s annual conference and it was clear that everyone left feeling inspired after hearing from the wonderful Bob Elton, Jillian Walker, Ken Sim and many other notable speakers. Beyond P!nk also provided the perfect opportunity for some quality member bonding time and hotel room dance parties!


On behalf of the YWiB SFU I’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our mentors and supporters. Each and every one of you has helped make YWiB SFU’s second year a great success!

Katie Hensrud