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Women's Network

Updated March 26, 2020

The Women’s Network started in 2015 with the intent of giving women a safe environment to learn and network. After several events the feedback showed that there was a need to broaden the scope and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2019 BCEA invited members to the THRIVE Summit and the feedback was outstanding. The survey results showed a need for continuing the conversation and inviting all to participate.

Upcoming events in 2020

  • March 31 - Follow up and open discussion during challenging times
  • April – Round Table Discussion/Networking (Survey sent for topic suggestions)
  • June – Online Round Table Discussion (open to all regions)
  • August – Nine and Dine - cancelled
  • October 20 – THRIVE Summit - pending
  • November 28 – Year End Celebration - pending

If yo are interested in attending any of these events, please send an email to

Past Events:

  • Welcome and Introduction Wine and Cheese Night
  • An Evening of Mentorship
  • Women’s Nine and Dine (annual event)
  • Safety in the Workplace (Self Defense course)
  • The Art of Networking
  • Stress and Organizational Management
  • Round Table – Workplace Conflict
  • Cooking Class
  • Worklife Mobility – Relax, Refresh, Recharge
  • Wine Tour – Richmond & Kelowna BC
  • Annual Year End Get Together
  • THRIVE Summit
    • Think – Data Driven World and We Can Learn From It Catherine Roome, President & CEO, Technical Safety BC
    • Help – Gaining Mentors and Becoming One Stephanie Reitsma, Owner, Sweetheart Events
    • Relate – Stories, Challenges, and Solutions Nathalie Pilon, President, ABB
    • Inspire – Different is Better; Address and Overcoming Bias Heidi Rolston, Vice President of Learning, Diversity and Inclusion, Hootsuite
    • Validate – Diversity in the Workplace Annabelle Cormack, President, Cormack Recruitment Ltd.
    • Embrace – Awaken your Feminine Power Anar Lalani, RN BScN CPMHNC MN



We are always looking for committee members to help us plan our events and to help us plan the direction of the network. If you are interested, contact Barbette Igonia at 778-386-4747

Check back soon as we will be providing information/support links soon!

March 2020
BCEA/MCABC Okanagan Golf Tournament
June 10th, 2020
Sunset Ranch Golf Course
Annual Golf Tournament
July 16th, 2020
Morgan Creek Golf Course
Annual General Meeting
July 16th, 2020
Morgan Creek Golf Course
THRIVE Diversity Summit
October 20th, 2020
LINK 2020
October 21st - 22nd, 2020
Branch Manager
E.B. Horsman & Son
Williams Lake, BC
Posted March 3rd, 2020
Branch Manager
E.B. Horsman & Son
Victoria, BC
Posted March 3rd, 2020
Management Trainee

BC Regionm
Posted February 6th, 2020
Inside Sales
EB Horsman & Son
Kamloops, BC
Posted February 4th, 2020
Distributor & Contractor Sales Representative
Mac's II Agencies
Lower Mainland, BC
Posted January 29th, 2020
2015 Canadian Electrical Code Book
The most up-to-date safe electrical installation requirements.
BCEA Scholarship Program
Find out about BCEA scholarships.

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