KATHY BARNETT LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
Friday March 7th, 2014
Westin Whistler Resort & Spa
Join us for the 4th annual Kathy Barnett Leadership Luncheon at the Westin Whistler Resort & Spa.
Date: Friday March7, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm (Registration open at 11:15 am, Doors at 11:45 am)
Location: Westin Whistler Resort & Spa
The theme of this year's event is "Empowering for Change" with guest speaker Theresa Laurico.
The luncheon has raised over $65,000 for the Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund over the years, which supports women in the community with educational grants.
Empowering for Change
GUEST SPEAKER: Theresa Laurico
THERESA LAURICO is a passionate social entrepreneur, media talent and global leader. She is the founder/producer of the annual SociaLIGHT Conference in Toronto and Vancouver, focused on empowering and inspiring startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners with an emphasis on the triplebottom line “People. Planet. Profit.”
Laurico is a seasoned media producer with several national television series, commercials, music videos and international broadcast experience for clients like CTV, Muchmusic, HGTV, Rogers and Citytv. Laurico is the recipient of severalawards and accolades. Most recently, she was the Lean Startup Machine winner, nominated by the Toronto Board of Trade for Business Excellence as “Startup of the Year” and the recipient of a leadership award from former Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Hilary Weston.
Projects she has created include national campaigns that have resulted in supplying medical supplies in the Philippines, housing resources in Kenya, local support in Peru, and 208 eye restoration surgeries in Tibet.
In 2014, Laurico has partnered with Taylor Conroy of Changeheroes.com and launched the SociaLIGHT Changehero Challenge which aims to raise 1 million dollars to build 10,000 schools and educate over 100,000 children in developing countries through the Free The Children Charity. Laurico has been featured in theHuffington Post, TechVIBES, PROFIT, YOU Inc. and Forbes.
EVENT HOST: Sophie Lui, Global BC Morning News Host
Sophie Lui sets her alarm for 2:30am — 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.
Learn about the Kathy Barnett Memorial Endowment Fund