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April 2015

Lise Watier
Fondatrice de Cosmétiques Lise Watier

Lise Watier, fondatrice de Cosmétiques Lise Watier

Devenir une figure marquante: ou « Comment bâtir une entreprise à force de convictions et de passion »

Soyez parmi nous en cette rare occasion où la grande femme d'affaires québécoise Lise Watier parlera de sa carrière fascinante.

Lise Watier expliquera en détail comment :

  • elle a fait un phénomène mondial de la marque qui porte son nom et bâti une entreprise unique en son genre qui traverse les générations
  • elle a su se façonner une carrière particulièrement exceptionnelle dans le monde des cosmétiques, misant sur son sens des affaires et la justesse de sa vision du marché pour créer une marque maintenant notoire
  • elle est parvenue à abattre un nombre incalculable de barrières, notamment en devenant la première femme nommée « Homme du mois » par le magazine Commerce, en 1983.

Lise Watier a reçu de nombreux prix, et c'est en outre une véritable « visionnaire », selon l'équipe 2014 du Marketing Hall of Legends. Mais au-delà de son succès commercial, c'est probablement son engagement sans faille à conférer leur autonomie aux femmes qui la définit le mieux. Grâce à l'Institut Lise Watier et à la fondation qui porte son nom, un nombre incalculable de femmes ont trouvé l'inspiration les incitant à vivre sans s'imposer aucune contrainte.

« J'ai consacré ma vie aux femmes, entourée de femmes et pensant aux femmes. Il m'apparaît tout à fait normal que la Fondation Lise Watier redonne aux femmes. »

Le nombre de places étant limité, réservez aujourd'hui le billet qui vous permettra d'entendre le passionnant récit de madame Watier!

Jessica Houssian
Go Big, Be Bold: Learn How Women Are Moving Millions
At the intersection of women and philanthropy, Jessica Houssian has found her purpose: to lead the charge on gender equality by raising the bar on women’s giving.

Through her work with Women Moving Millions, Jessica supports a community of committed, purposeful women making unprecedented individual gifts of $1 million or more to organizations and initiatives globally that support the advancement of women and girls. The results of their efforts are astonishing. Since 2007, Women Moving Millions has inspired bold levels of giving, creating a new culture in breakthrough philanthropy. To date, 220 donors have pledged over $500 million dollars – plus their voice, time and commitment – to create change and progress in the lives of women globally.

Jessica will join us on April 29th to share her deep insights on the major issues facing women and girls around the world and the work being done to combat them.

It is one thing to be inspired by a CEO success story, but this afternoon will leave us motivated to collectively unite, be empowered, and catalyze us into action so that we are all doing our part to evolve women’s culture.

Space is limited — book your individual or group tickets today!
May 2015

The Highs & Lows of Leadership at a Global Fashion Brand: Lessons from the President of Jones Group Canada
Carrie Kirkman, President of Jones Group Canada
Topic: Career Management

For over 25 years Carrie Kirkman climbed the ranks of the fashion industry in various sales, merchandising and management positions at iconic fashion houses including Alfred Sung, Liz Claiborne, DKNY and Kenneth Cole. Her passion and strong vision for rebuilding brands continually propelled her forward until she was ultimately recognized with the prestige position of President of Jones Group Canada in 2010.

During her tenure, Carrie grew the business line to exceptional heights, including record-breaking sales performance and a high-energy team who thrived under her leadership. By all accounts, Jones Group Canada was destined for unprecedented future growth.

But in January 2015, that vision changed when it was announced that the Jones Group would be dismantled and the Canadian division would be closed. Overnight, Carrie’s career trajectory shifted beyond her control and she now sits at the pinnacle of change.

Join us on May 06 for one of our most intimate and exclusive events to date and hear first-hand how this powerful role model and style maven has grown through her successes, her challenges, and how she plans to rebound into the next phase of her professional career.

June 2015

What Employers Really Want:
Learn How To Get Hired From a Leading Recruiter
Shahauna Siddiqui, Managing Partner and Co-founder of BluEra
Join us for an unprecedented opportunity to tap into one of Calgary’s top recruiters and get the leading edge on outperforming your competition and positioning yourself as the most desirable candidate in the eyes of an employer.

The path to advancement has many curves. One of the most common roadblocks is learning how to position yourself to be the winning candidate for your dream job. Learning how to sell your achievements on paper and then present yourself in person can be challenging. We’re going to help you change that.

Shahauna Siddiqui, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of BluEra, has over a decade of recruitment practice and has helped position hundreds of successful candidates in top-tier positions. She’s worked with Calgary’s leading organizations and knows exactly what clients are really looking for in high potential employees. Now she’s joining us to share her insider perspective on how to gain that elusive competitive edge and take the next step in your career.

During this transformative evening you will learn:
• How to position yourself for advancement
• How to sell your strengths and accomplishments
• How to avoid and overcome common pitfalls in the hiring process

Dr. Liane Davey
New York Times Best-Selling Author
Teams are the way work gets done in our increasingly complex, fast-paced, and global world. They are the basic unit of our organizations and a critical piece of the productivity puzzle. But for many people today, the reality of working on a team is sub-optimal. Instead of collaboration, we’re in competition with our colleagues. Instead of friendship and camaraderie, there’s gossip and backstabbing. It doesn’t have to be this way.

For the last 17 years, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey, has been studying dysfunctional teams and has become the go-to resource at top organizations across North America who seek her expertise for deep insights on how to rehabilitate toxic teams and create healthy dynamics.

A favourite speaker of the Women of Influence community, Liane has the keen ability to help "lead people into and through the discomfort" in order to come out on top. Join her on June 4th, 2015, for an honest, insightful, and transformative keynote that will quite literally change the way you work within your team.

Global Senior Executive Dinner Series
Senior Executive Dinner
This elegant, by invitation-only, dinner is designed to recognize and elevate Senior Executive Diversity Champions who are making a significant contribution to the professional advancement of women globally.

The goal of the evening is to tap into the solutions for women’s professional advancement in order to impact the global community at large.
November 2015

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala
Dinner and Awards Gala

Join us on November 18th, as we celebrate the achievements of the Finalists and Award Winners at our signature Red-Carpet Gala at the prestigious Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

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