Kathy Barnett Leadership Luncheon
The 2013 Kathy Barnett Leadership Luncheon on International Women's Day March 8th, 2013, was an overwhelming success!
With a theme of mentoring leaders of the future, the event sought to show how mentorship can change a community. The key note interview of Jane Francisco, Editor of Chatelaine magazine by Global TV's Sophie Lui highlighted the importance of mentors in Jane's journey. Mentorship opportunities with influential professionals from a cross section of industries were available for auction. View the complete list of amazing Mentors.
Finally, 10 female secondary students from Sea to Sky schools were given the opportunity to attend the luncheon as well as a mentorship round with 10 successful local women following the luncheon. The students really enjoyed this unique and valuable experience.
The event raised over $20,000 for the Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund, which provides leadership grants for local women.
We were pleased to announce 4 grant recipients of 2013 Kathy Barnett Leadership Grants:
- Naomi Dunaway, Howe Sound Women's Centre
- Tanya Richman, Sea to Sky Community Services
- Tess Evans, Whistler Children's Centre Society
- Claire Ruddy, AWARE
More Information about the Kathy Barnett Memorial Fund
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 five 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 2:30am — 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.