Women in Leadership Foundation

Women in Leadership Foundation

May 16, 2012 14:00 ET

7th Annual Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum: Facing Obstacles and Achieving Success

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, the Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) will host its 7th Annual BC Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC. The forum unites over 200 individuals from all backgrounds to celebrate and honor Aboriginal female leaders and to pave the road to success for future generations of Aboriginal youth.

Presented by Scotiabank, the theme for this year's event will be Economic Development, featuring a panel of Aboriginal female role models sharing authentic messages of strength and empowerment, highlighting how they overcame challenges to achieve career success.

The panel will feature accomplished leaders; Chief Kim Baird, Chief of Tsawwassen First Nation, Annita McPhee, President of the Tahltan Central Council (TCC), and Lee Walker, National Director of Aboriginal Financial Services at Scotiabank. Dr. Judith Sayers, Assistant Professor of Business and Law at the University of Victoria, will be the emcee for this year's Forum.

An award presentation will follow, honoring two outstanding Aboriginal women who are active in their communities and pursuing education with the Scotiabank Aboriginal Women Leaders Scholarship Award.

Proceeds from the Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum will support the WIL Mentorship Program, with the goal to increase women's participation in management or leadership positions in Canada through mentorship and leadership skills development.

Admission is by donation and can be reserved online or by phoning 604.872.6643. Day-of admission will be accepted, subject to capacity. Find exclusive event details and more information about WIL on our official Twitter and Facebook.

Women in Leadership Foundation

The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles. Since its inception in 2001, WIL has invested over $3 million into showcasing female role models and recognizing the accomplishments of Canadian business women, Aboriginal women and youth. Learn more about our programs and services by visiting www.womeninleadership.ca.

For media inquiries or to RSVP for the media list, please contact Terrene Conway.

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