Over a year ago I returned back from maternity leave after having my daughter. I have to admit, when I started back to work I felt incredibly disconnected from business life, anxious about how I was going to “balance” being a working Mum and still find quality time for my little one AND overwhelmed at the thought of keeping my career on an upwards trajectory.
About three months after I had returned, I stumbled upon an advertisement for the event “Leadership Lessons from Influential Women in Business” in an issue of Business in Vancouver. I registered for the event and I would describe it as my “turning point” at that time in my career. The amount of incredible and inspirational women I met at this seminar was staggering. We had collaborative discussions about so many different issues women face – both personally and professionally. I met a large amount of women I now look up to for mentorship and advice, including women like Cynthia Roney, Michelle Pockey and Judy Brooks.
I would HIGHLY encourage every women in Vancouver to attend this event. It is sure to sell out based on the success and buzz of the 2010 event. To find out more about this year's event – check out the full Nov 23, 2011 agenda here. The focus for this year is “Leadership – understanding the opportunity and the challenge”. They have a STELLAR list of panelists including Cybele Negris, Elise Rees and Evaleen Jaager Roy.
We are really thrilled to be partnering with the Professional Women's Network and Business in Vancouver to give away these two tickets. If you haven't checked out PWN Canada, you should! They put on fantastic events in Vancouver are are living their mission of assisting business women to:
- Connect easily with one another and with key male business contacts
- Refer business to one another where appropriate
- Develop and leverage strong business relationships with other women and with men
- Increase profile and profitability; and
- Contribute to the success of other business women
Here’s how you can enter to win:
Leave a comment on this post providing the best leadership lesson you have learned OR why you would like to attend this event
Post the following on Twitter (1 entry):
I entered to win tix to @pwncanada @bizinvancouver #leadershiplessons via @networkinginvan. http://ow.ly/7iCIw
We will draw two winners at random from all entries at 10:00am on Monday, November 14th.
Thank you SO much for all your wonderful entries for the contest. We highly encourage everyone to try and get to this event. We have chosen two winners and are contacting them.