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B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance event at the Vancouver Club

More than 300 guests flock to BCBusiness's inaugural B.C.'s Most Influential Women event

More than 300 guests packed the Vancouver Club’s grand ballroom for BCBusiness’s first annual B.C.’s Most Influential Women event on March 7. The evening, which saluted women making an impact in finance, began with cocktails and socializing followed by a panel discussion featuring Angela Austman, partner, Lawson Lundell; Mike Bonner, regional president, B.C. and Yukon, BMO Bank of Montreal; Rowena Gill, SVP and loan team manager, Western Canada commercial banking, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Canadian branch; Richard Mockett, partner, assurance services, EY; and Cheryl Yaremko, CFO, GCT Container Terminals. 

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Frances Potgieter, EY associate partner; Kat Kawczak, EY manager; and Fiona Macfarlane, EY managing partner

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Angela Austin, Lawson Lundell LLP partner; and Len Glass, Lawson Lundell LLP partner

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Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president; Christy Clark, Bennett Jones governmental affairs and public policy team, and former B.C. premier; and Nick Rockel, BCBusiness editor-in-chief

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Brenda Irwin, Relentless Pursuit Partners co-founder and managing partner; and Nilofar Nikju, Targeted Talent recruiter

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Elizabeth Watson, Watson founder; Barb Schimnowsky, Watson search practice leader; and Suzie Cho, Watson academy practice leader

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Marian Heemskerk, Elim Village director of community life; Sandi Kolarcik, Elim Village director of finance; and Valentia Seale, Elim Village HR director

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Brad Krahn, Brad Krahn Construction owner; and Annamarta Nemeth, TD Wealth private investment counsel

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Dr. Raymond McConville, Copeman Health Care Centre family physician; and Joy Jennissen, Hill + Knowlton Strategies chief client officer

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Julia Kelly, TD Canada Trust district VP; and Andrew Zappavigna, MEC director of capacity

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From Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy: Mark Chu, lawyer; Sharon Sangha, director of marketing; and David Selley, lawyer

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Todd Croll, Global Container Terminals general counsel; and Tina Stewart, Global Container Terminals VP finance

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Kelsey Binns, PWC manager; and Lana Kirk, PWC partner

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Cecilia Mkondiwa, Women’s Enterprise Centre COO; and her sister Jan Mondiwa, caregiver at MCFD

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Negr Tabrizi, Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes business development; and Heather Odendaal, WNorth CEO

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Ian Wilshaw, KPMG partner; Phillipa Wilshaw, KPMG partner; Walter Pela, KPMG managing partner; and Andrew James, KPMG partner

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Jennifer Muench, BMO Private Wealth regional president; Kirsten Kennedy, BMO Capital Markets managing director; and Anna McMillan, The Garden founder and GM

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Christine Beyleveldt, BCBusiness marketing co-ordinator; Yulia Mostova, BCBusiness editorial intern; and Amanda Siegmann, BCBusiness graphic designer

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Nathan Caddell, BCBusiness associate editor; and Kaitlyn Lush, BCBusiness marketing manager

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Samantha Legge, Canada Wide Media president

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Nick Rockel, BCBusiness editor-in-chief

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Mike Bonner, regional president, B.C. and Yukon, BMO Bank of Montreal

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Nick Rockel, BCBusiness editor-in-chief and panel moderator; Richard Mockett, partner, assurance services, EY;Cheryl Yaremko, CFO, GCT Container Terminals;Rowena Gill, SVP and loan team manager, Western Canada commercial banking, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Canadian branch; Angela Austman, partner, Lawson Lundell; and Mike Bonner, regional president, B.C. and Yukon, BMO Bank of Montreal

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