CCW -  Breaking Barriers & Building Careers Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Whatever your Construction career aspirations may be, this is the must-attend event for you! Attendees will benefit from the information, resources and wisdom of eight different organizations in our industry presenting everything from how to get started on your career path to how to hit the highest heights of leadership. Please join us for this lively event, certain to leave you inspired and informed – and ready to Break Barriers and Build Your Career!

Who: Eight presenters whose organizations are Breaking Barriers and Building Careers for Women in Construction. Our panelists include:

Sheryl Staub-French, PhD, PEng
UBC Professor of Civil Engineering and Goldcorp Professor for Women in Engineering
Marita Luk
Business Development Manager, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE)
Faith Dempster
Regional Manager, STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program)
Sandra Brynjolfson
RSE Electrician and Mentorship Coordinator, BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT)
Christine Buchanan
Director of Employment Services & Training, Open Door Group
Deborah Richardson
Certified Designing Your Life Coach and Certified Executive Coach, ThinkPartner
Maureen McKinnon
Co-Chair and Mentor, Women in Leadership (WIL) Foundation, Vancouver Chapter
Florence Leung
President, Lean In Canada, Vancouver Chapter

What: A fast-paced, lively format allows for excellent information in 6 minutes & 40 seconds! Twenty slides for 20 seconds each provide attendees with a fire hose of information in a short period of time, with the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters at the end of the presentations.

Where: Holiday Inn Downtown, 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver

When: 5:30pm – 8pm, Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Why: Absorb a fire hose of information, resources, and motivation to construct our best careers!!

Event Agenda:

5.30pm – 6pm – Registration & networking at the Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown

6pm – 6.05pm – Welcome and introductions

6.05pm – 6:35pm – Dinner & networking

6:35pm – 7:30pm – Pechakucha-style Presentations

7:30pm - 8pm –  Panel questions

*Please note: Due to the high demand of our events and the necessity to confirm numbers with the venue, we require a minimum of 3 business days should you need to cancel in order to offer a refund. 

**Tickets are non-transferable without prior notification a minimum of 3 business days before the event. Please contact

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