Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT: Fiona Forbes, Master of Ceremonies

“I feel so lucky to do what I do for a living.” Fiona Forbes is best known for her many years on Shaw TV’s THE RUSH. After graduating in History and enrolling in the Journalism Program of BCIT, she auditioned on a dare and landed a job as a TV host! No doubt she just loves her work: “I get to meet so many interesting people every day and hear their stories. I’ve lost count, but I think I’ve interviewed over 25,000 people over the last 18 years!” 

Not only a television personality, “a proud fashionista and a geek”, Fiona is passionate about helping others. Using her talents, she supports charities any chance she has: CKNW Orphan’s Fund, Pink Shirt Day, Ronald McDonald House, Variety Club, Timmy’s Telethon and Easter Seals are just the tip of the iceberg. 

On Wednesday, October 29th Fiona will add Dress for Success Vancouver to her benefactress list, by fulfilling the essential role of Emcee at the Success Luncheon. She will have the pleasure to present the four wonderful panelists Nancy MacKay CEO MacKay CEO Forums, Jill Schnarr VP Community Investment and Engagement Telus, Donna Wilson SVP People LifeLabs and Deepika Gupta, Dress for Success Vancouver’s very own client.

Moderated by Laurie Schultz, CEO, ACL, this event will be an inspiring one you don't want to miss.
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3 Reasons to Attend Dress for Success Vancouver’s SUCCESS Luncheon

Next week, more than six hundred of the city’s top executives will descend on Coal Harbour for Dress for Success (DFS) Vancouver’s second annual SUCCESS Luncheon at the Pan Pacific Hotel. With proceeds supporting DFS Vancouver’s perennial aim to empower women into the workforce, the event will showcase a panel of the community’s leaders - celebrating their successes, learning from their challenges and underscoring the possibilities that emerge from supporting women in leadership.

So that said, what can you get out of attending this year’s SUCCESS Luncheon?

1. Inspiration for Miles
In addition to an impressive roster of CEO panelists, you’ll hear from one of Dress for Success Vancouver’s own. Hear how Deepika Gupta came to DFS as a client, progressed through the Professional Women’s Group program, and now joins the ranks of Vancouver’s up-and-coming career women.

2. Killer Networking
Dress for Success draws tremendous support from many of the city’s respected brands and corporations. With networking receptions now at the start and completion of the panel and luncheon, you’re given an opportunity to make valuable connections and get face-time with speakers and the DFS team.

3. Invaluable Insights
Expect to hear personal and career stories of growth, adversity, and success. With the level of drive, intelligence, and experience slated to be on stage next week, not only will it incite motivation and excitement - you’re bound to learn a thing or two.

SUCCESS Luncheon takes place at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Wednesday, October 29th, from 11am to 2pm.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shop for a Cause is back!

Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable… Style is more about being yourself” – Oscar De La Renta

“Shop For A Cause” is back for a highly anticipated 2-day clothing sale! Join us with your friends on November 14 & 15 at the Harbour Center’s Upper Mall Level, from 10-6pm.
100% of all purchase proceeds got to Dress for Success Vancouver.

If you missed us in September, here is your chance to add beautiful vintage, new or gently used pieces to your wardrobe for the coming winter!

See you very soon!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SUCCESS Spotlight: Donna Wilson, LifeLabs

To some, mobilizing 25 thousand volunteers for a highly visible event would be an immensely daunting task. For Donna Wilson, at the time VANOC’s Executive VP of Workforce and Sustainability, it’s another day in the life. Now as SVP, People for LifeLabs, Donna delivers workforce strategy and leadership at Canada’s leading medical lab services provider.

Her story is one of several amazing experiences that you’ll hear if you attend Dress for Success Vancouver’s upcoming SUCCESS Luncheon on October 29th. From building VANOC’s organizational culture and sustainability strategy, to leading core operational areas at WorkSafeBC, Donna’s depth and breadth of knowledge lends itself to many insights that will be shared at SUCCESS. Donna will join a panel of equally impressive women in leadership across industries, not to mention DFS’ own client success story.

Two networking hours bookend the featured panel and luncheon, ensuring facetime with our speakers and plenty of time to make valuable connections.

Join us on Wednesday, October 29 at the Pan Pacific Hotel for SUCCESS Luncheon.

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