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Professional Women’s Network – a great way to connect in Vancouver

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By Jen Schaeffers

Last week I had the opportunity to attend my first Professional Women’s Network event in Vancouver. I have been hearing fantastic things about this organization for well over a year now so I was thrilled to be able to attend. Professional Women’s Network (or PWN) was founded in 1997 by the National Chair, Michelle Pockey. I am a huge fan of Michelle’s. She is dynamic, generous, brilliant, warm and one of the most accomplished woman I know. Not only is she a Partner at Fasken Martineau, she is also a mother, a board member and she even makes her own jewellery (and it’s beautiful). You can learn more about Michelle in our ‘Women Making a Difference’ feature.

Fast forward to 2013, the Professional Women’s Network has grown extensively and currently operates chapters out of both Vancouver and Calgary.  Their events are well attended by a diverse and driven audience. I would like to think I know a lot of people in the city as I frequently attend a lot of networking events, so I was very pleased to find that I only knew one person in the room of about 50 at their latest event. That night I connected with a few wonderful women who I will definitely follow up with.

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The PWN host monthly events at the offices of Fasken Martineau (amazing view!) and have brought in a plethora of great speakers. Last week I had the pleasure of hearing from Erica Pinsky, as we engaged in a lively conversation around “Personal power and respect at work“.

On Monday, March 11th join PWN for “The Power of Seduction in Business”. In a world that is packed with clutter and noise, where 28-56% of employees want to quit their jobs according to Mercer’s survey, how can we use play and charm to motivate and reciprocate? This is one you don’t want to miss. Tickets can still be purchased, click here for more info. 

Follow PWN on twitter to stay updated on their upcoming events. I look forward to meeting you at the next one!

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