Christina Anthony, FWE founder/chair and gala co-chair; Michelle Romanow, Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves co-founder; Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite founder/CEO; Christy Clark, premier of B.C.; Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group and YYoga founder/CEO; Jen McBride; Jam
Michelle Romanow, Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves co-founder; Ryan Holmes, Hootesuite founder/CEO; Christy Clark, premier of B.C.; Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group and YYoga founder/CEO; Jen McBride; and Jamie Michaels, Twitter Canada head of brand strategy
Robin Peterson, Tesla Vancouver sales manager; and Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite founder and CEO
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group and YYoga founder/CEO; and his wife, Jen McBride
Jamie Michaels, Twitter Canada head of brand strategy; Andrew D'Souza, entrepreneur; and Michele Romanow, Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves co-founder
Emily Key, Bench Accounting operations manager; and Claudia Duffield, Lucia Industries VP sales & marketing
Michael Brady, BC Securities Commission senior legal counsel; Gordon Smith, BC Securities Commission senior legal counsel; and Chelsea Thompson, BC Securities Commission legal counsel
Amielle Lake, Tagga CRO/co-founder; Bill Gibson, Western Executive Network principal; and Judy Brooks, entrepreneur
Anne Carson, Anne Carson Design; Brandi Wingrove, KPMG Enterprise partner; and Jeeti Pooni, To Desire founder
Jenna Kuchinsky, Yulu PR operations manager; Gary Segal, Kingswood Capital Corporation VP; Gillian Segal, Gillian Segal Design; and Yael Chastny, UBC student
Roxana Paniagua, IA Clarington territory co-ordinator; and Robin Parker, IA Clarington sales associate
Nicole K. Skuggedal, Lawson Lundell LLP associate; and Gwen Hardy, Elettra Communications managing partner
The Odlum Brown FWE Gala: Get Social 2015
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
February 16, 2015
More than 460 business and community leaders celebrated the success of women entrepreneurs at the Odlum Brown Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. After a reception and silent auction, the official program began with opening remarks by emcee and media personality Monika Deol and the FWE Mentor Award honouring Terry McBride, founder of Nettwerk Music Group and YYoga CEO.
Following a live auction, the evening concluded with an all-star panel moderated by Global National weekend anchor Robin Gill. The panel members were Hootsuite founder/CEO Ryan Holmes, Twitter Canada head of brand strategy Jamie Michaels and Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves co-founder Michele Romanow. The panel focused on the role social media plays in today's business world.
After expenses, the event raised $215,000 to provide education and mentorship for women entrepreneurs.