Women in Leadership Foundation

Women in Leadership Foundation

March 22, 2011 11:29 ET

Aboriginal Women Leaders Share Their Journeys to Success at the 6th Annual BC Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, individuals from all across the province will gather together at the BC Aboriginal Women in Leadership Forum "Community Champions" hosted at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver, BC.

This annual event is, attended by upwards of 300 people each year, aimed to connect individuals from different cultures and backgrounds to share knowledge and inspire each other through the dialogue of forum. "Our event is timely because employers understand the need and benefit of leadership diversity in the workplace," explains Maya Kanigan, Founder and President of Women In Leadership Foundation.

Attendees will hear from four inspirational women that will share their life experience in how they overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve career success. This year's featured speakers include: Pam Baker - Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur, Sandy Scofield - Composer, Musician and Singer, Dr. Judith Sayers — Adjunct Professor at UVic Law & Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business – Janet Marie Rogers, Poet and Writer.

To recognize Aboriginal women who are active in their communities and pursuing education two Scotiabank Aboriginal Women in Leaders Scholarship Awards will be presented to recipients at the forum.

The forum will be held from 10:45 am to 2:30pm (181 Roundhouse Mews). Admission is free and lunch is provided.

The forum is hosted by the Squamish Nation in partnership with the Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) with generous support from Scotiabank. We also acknowledge the financial support of Deloitte and BC Hydro.

Founded in 2001, with a head office in Vancouver, BC, WIL is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles. WIL has played a pivotal role in helping thousands of women across Canada surge to success.

Website: http://www.womeninleadership.ca/newsletter/evites2011/van-aboriginal2011/van-aboriginal2011.html

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