Join us for a memorable lunch in Whistler on International Women's Day and learn how mentorship can change a community.
Mentorship opportunities with influential professionals from a cross section of industries will be available for auction. Click here to view the complete list of amazing Mentors!
All proceeds from event go the the Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund, which provides support for women in leadership roles in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Featuring Guest Speaker - Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Chatelaine
Jane Francisco is the award-winning editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, Canada’s most successful women’s media brand. Francisco was charged with evolving the 85-year-old publication into a multiple-platform business while retaining its position as number one in the Canadian marketplace. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she started her career at the helm of the visual arts publication, Venue. After a stint as Marketing Director at Fashion Magazine, she was hired by Rogers to launch Glow — Canada’s premier beauty and health magazine. She was then named founding editor-in-chief of Wish magazine, where she remained for fi ve years. Francisco also served as editorial director of St. Joseph’s Media’s Lifestyle Group, overseeing content on the Wish, Gardening Life and Canadian Family brands. Prior to joining Chatelaine Francisco ran the editorial department at Style at Home magazine.
Event Host - Sophie Lui, Global BC Morning News Host
Sophie Lui sets her alarm for 2:30 a.m. - as co-host of the Global BC Morning News. Her favourite part of the job is the opportunity to learn something new everyday. She loves that she has an occupational excuse to call just about anybody to ask just about any question. Sophie was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and has been a news junkie for as long as she can remember. She attended BCIT and graduated from the Broadcast Radio program. From there, she worked at several news radio stations like CKNW, CKIQ-Kelowna, and CFAX-Victoria - before turning toward television news at CHEK TV in Victoria. She has been with the Global BC family for several years and co-hosts the Morning News alongside Steve Darling. Sophie’s hobbies include travelling, listening to music, reading, and procrastinating.
The Kathy Barnett Endowment Fund
The Kathy Barnett Endowment Fund was created in 2008 in memory of Kathy Barnett, a former Whistler resident who co-founded the Pique Newsmagazine, was a founding director of the CFOW, past chair of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, the Whistler Chamber’s Business Person of the Year in 2002, board member of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia, and appointee to the BC provincial Ministry of Small Business and Revenue’s roundtable on small business. In these and other roles, Kathy always provided clear leadership and encouraged her friends and colleagues to accept new challenges while giving them the confidence to believe that they would succeed. The endowment fund provides leadership grants to women living the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking to improve their skills for the betterment of the community.
Click here for the Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund
A limited number of Sponsorships are still available! If you would like more information, please click here.