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Women's Network

Updated May 21, 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 (register here)

  • April 16 – Work Life Balance moderated by Cori Maedel, CEO Jouta Performance Group 
  • April 30 - Building Customer Relationships moderated by Annabelle Cormack (open to all members)
  • May 14 - Own Your Own Voice moderated by Cathy Lim, HR Manager, Hothead Games  (open to all members)
  • May 28 – Global Economic Outlook for 2020-21​ moderated by Patricia Mohr (open to all members)
  • June 5 - EFC's Women Working in an Electrical World with a panel of EFC, AEA & BCEA Women’s Network Regional Chairs (open to all members)
  • June 11 - Online Round Table Discussion (open to all members)
  • 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:

  • Following up with members during COVID-19
  • Vision Board and Intention Setting Evening
  • 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!

August 2020
Okanagan Golf Tournament
September 23rd, 2020
Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club
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Posted August 5th, 2020
Inside Sales Representative
Vancouver, BC
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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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