We had an amazing afternoon at Hycroft for our Vancouver PowHERlunch on June 15, 2018.  A fabulous pre-summer kick-off celebration, high-calibre networking, relevant leadership development, and inspiration to move you forward with action!

We look forward to our next event at Hycroft, tentatively booked for June 14, 2019

PowHERbombs - some key takeaways from our lunch:

Hon. Melanie Mark, MLA

Coach as high-performance athlete!

You can do it. I believe in you. Don’t Give Up!
The importance of this/saying this.

Get on the bus! + We’re in this canoe together!
It’s not a kayak!

What we need?  SUPPORT.  Next chapter:  VISION.


Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor

If you want things, you have to work with other people + Power of Community

You need ALLIES -  GET READY so you can push ideas forward.

Two types of people - political and victims of politics.
Don’t be a victim.

Be yourself.  Politics’ currency is money and voters.

If you can show vulnerability in a room with others who have more ‘positional power', you come off as powerful.

andrea reimer (Custom)

Teara Fraser, CEO of Raven Institute

Indigenous wisdom, traditional knowledge can solve today’s issues.

We’re all connected, all related, all one.

Brave-hearted warriorship calling us to wake up and rise for what’s important.

Don’t spend time on non-commital folks.

You are not on the brink of greatness, you are greatness!

Teara (Custom)

PowHERhouse convenes a dynamic cross-section of powHERful women for a specific purpose:  We build strong women who lead, encouraging them to scale their growth, impact and influence as Canadian leaders.  We encourage women to step-up their leadership game in business, community and life, but do we spend enough time exploring the HOW? 

PowHERhouse does:

  • Our 2018 events theme is On the Brink of Greatness.  Each PowHERlunch profiles positive, relatable local roles models who demonstrate what is possible and share leadership takeaways that can be implemented immediately.
  • Our June 15th PowHERlunch will feature a facilitated PowHERpanel focused on ‘Action4Traction’.
  • We will ask each guest as they register to come with one very specific item or area in which you are ready to move forward in their business/life/leadership role.   We'll explore a few exercises immediately following our speakers' opening remarks.  Our goal is that our guests walk away with key take-away leadership actions, forward momentum tools and implementable ideas #Action4Traction over and above the inspiration we are certain you will also receive!
  • The lunch includes 'Tabletalks', mini-masterminds where you can deep-dive with other participants and discuss your own situation and what you need to move forward.
  • Each participant will walk away with a tool called the PowHERhouse Playbook that will encourage follow-up and forward momentum as well as setting an accountability goal with someone you meet at the lunch.  View the Playbook here.


PowHERhouse Lunch VANCOUVER JUNE 15 2018 12 SOLD OUT (Large)

What sets a PowHERhouse women's events apart from the myriad of invitations and scheduling requests you receive?

  • Our guests hear about our events through intentional invitations, strategic referrals and personal introductions.  We pride ourselves on the quality and calibre of the women we surround ourselves with.
  • Speakers and panelists share not only their personal stories and lessons learned but also real, relevant tips, tools, strategies and best practices that you can implement immediately.  They role model what is possible and inspire others to be EPIC!
  • Each event experience is completely mindful of your time and energy, running efficiently and effectively and leaving you wanting more.  With new connections from a unique cross-section of leaders from business, sport, the arts and community leadership and multiple perspectives which create an energy that leaves you buzzing, open to opportunity and READY.

RVSP list

  1. Charlene SanJenko, Founder & CEO of PowHERhouse Media |  I build strong women who lead
  2. Wendi Rottluff, PowHERhouse Media
  3. Sandy Powlik, PowHERhouse Media & Musician
  4. Liza Rogers, WREN, Women's Real Estate Network, PowHERhouse Women WE Celebrate
  5. Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training at BC, MLC Vancouver Mount Pleasant
  6. Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, Chair, Policy and Strategic Priorities Committee
  7. Teara Fraser, CEO of Raven Institute
  8. Heather White, Authenticity Addict and Advocate, PowHERhouse Women WE Celebrate
  9. Kate Duggan, Marketing and Membership Recruitment Coordinator,The University Women's Club of Vancouver at Hycroft
  10. Cindy Cheuk, Dentons; Insolvency & Restructuring Partner, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  11. Leyla Salmi, Dentons; Summer Law Student from UVic Law, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  12. Jillian Frank, Dentons; National Chief Talent Officer and Employment & Labour Partner, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  13. Emma Germain, Dentons; Summer Law Student from UOttawa Law, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  14. Emily LeDue, Dentons; Summer Law Student from UBC Law, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  15. Jeeti Bhupal, Dentons; Summer Law Student from UVic Law, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  16. Helen Park, Dentons; Business Immigration Partner, Vancouver office – Dentons Corporate Table
  17. Heather Barnhouse, Dentons; Corporate & Commercial Partner, Edmonton office - Dentons Corporate Table
  18. Lynn O'Reilly, Sauder; Director, Digital Learning, Executive Education | UBC Sauder School of Business Corporate Table
  19. Jackie Howard, Sauder; Director, Client Engagement | UBC Sauder School of Business Corporate Table
  20. Dilla Wong, Sauder; Director, Asia Business Development & Programming | UBC Sauder School of Business Corporate Table
  21. Mazi Raz, Sauder; 
  22. Janet King, Sauder; Director of Marketing
  23. Sauder Corporate Table - Event Partner, info to come
  24. Sauder Corporate Table - Event Partner, info to come
  25. Sauder Corporate Table - Event Partner, info to come
  26. Joanne Norris, Project Manager, ThriveNorth Initiative, Futurpreneur Canada
  27. Jennifer Kim, Manager, Human Resources , GCT Canada
  28. Barbara Bilsland - Founder and President, Bilsland Griffith Benefits Administrators
  29. Lauren Dobell, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Advocacy, Vancity
  30. Denise Taschereau, CEO + Co-Founder, Fairware
  31. Melanie Rupp, Visionaria | I build strong women entrepreneurs by connecting them to their financial numbers
  32. Laura Plant, Sustainability and Climate Change Consultant at PwC, an impact economist seeking to help organizations make better decisions for a better society
  33. Barb Bunting,  Director, Talent Aquisition at MDA
  34. Lauren Minogue, Vice President, Connor Clark & Lunn
  35. Lori Norman, Steadyhand Investments, PowHERhouse Women WE Celebrate
  36. Carey Dillen, President of YYOGA; A values based leader who thrives on growing people and profits.
  37. Lindsay Killam, Clinical Program Director - Alavida Health; I am a collaborator, healer, and health care innovator
  38. ErinRose Handy, Principal, Handy Communications; Founder, WomenNavigate.com | Communications professional who's recently started Handy Communications and founded WomenNavigate.com, a blog intended to help women successfully blaze the journeys they face
  39. Melissa Estable, Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada; I have assisted clients to meet their real estate development objectives in affordable housing projects throughout BC and Ottawa since 2005
  40. Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, League of Innovators; Start up strategist, brand ninja, entrepreneur advocate driven to explore and build new ways to enhance business to create social change
  41. Julia Young
  42. Cecile Van Niekerk, EY LLP; I am a senior manager in EY's assurance practice, specializing in accounting under a variety of financial statement frameworks
  43. Meredith Garritsen, Hervana Coworking Collective
  44. Joan Probert, Supervisor of Commercial Operations, Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation
  45. Kiana Alexander, Director, The Raven Institute; I am committed to amplifying the voices of young people in every sector & space
  46. Maggie Knight, Operations Director, BC Civil Liberties Association; I build, scale, and run collaborative, powerful advocacy organizations
  47. Margaret Young, Advocate for Boundaryless Aging
  48. Rachel Chwang, more details to come
  49. Tracey McVicar, Managing Partner, CAI Capital Management
  50. Liz Hennessy, Successful entrepreneur, business leader
  51. Lynn Warburton, Managing Partner, I am committed to excellence in personal and societal advancement
  52. Deborah Stellingwerff, Realtor
  53. Victoria Newstead, Dress for Success, Social innovation visionary, innovator & game changer
  54. Alysa Ferguson, Owner/Down 2 Earth
  55. Eryn Krieger, Emerge, I am a woman that loves to work to activate and support other women who seek fulfilling work in inclusion based organizations and companies
  56. Janine Brolly, Advocate, Facilitator, Speaker & Founder of The Worthy Woman. My mission is to create massive impact as an advocate, empowering women to #showupmore in their lives. Know your value, claim your worth
  57. Heather Bell, Principal
  58. Jodi Mossop, Barnacle Babes, Producer of Warrior Women of the Sea Conference
  59. Catherine Sevenhuysen, Practicum Student | Hon. Melanie Mark, MLA Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

We anticipate the majority of our lunch happening outdoors, weather permitting.  We will update this page with further event details as they are confirmed.


PowHERhouse Media is a national social impact media organization that provides voice and visibility for women, offering an inspirational message for what is possible.   powHERhouse.com


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