Watch this space for news on another Vancouver Empower Her event in 2019. Interested in joining our panel or volunteer committee? Contact joanna.jagger@bcwomeninhospitality.com 

Watch this space for news on another Vancouver Empower Her event in 2019. Interested in joining our panel or volunteer committee? Contact joanna.jagger@bcwomeninhospitality.com 

Empower Her - May 28, 2018 

On May 28th, 2018 women from accommodation, food service and tourism were connected for an evening of networking with an inspiring panel discussion. Empower Her brought together a community of hospitality leaders to expand their network and create meaningful relationships.

A panel of Vancouver’s top female hospitality executives shared inspiring ideas and sparked dialogue about issues that impact women in the workplace. Their perspectives and insights helped inform, inspire and empower women as we collectively identified ways to accelerate women to senior roles in the hospitality industry. 

Panelists:

  • Meeru Dhalwala, Author, Chef, Co-owner Vij's, Rangoli

  • Arlene Hall, Regional Director of Human Resources, Fairmont

  • Marion Harper Treskin, General Manager of the JW Marriott parq Vancouver & The Douglas

  • Chef Elizabeth Manville, Innovation, Procurement and Quality Control at Cactus Club

  • Claire Smith, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at the Vancouver Convention Centre

Empower Her's goal is to motivate and inspire the next generation of hospitality leaders. Net proceeds were donated to the scholarship fund for the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. This organization is comprised of women leaders in hospitality who are dedicated to education, scholarship and philanthropy. Scholarships are awarded to women with a desire to begin training in culinary, beverage or hospitality fields.

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