2018 - Women Mean Business: Branding, Communication and Leadership Forum

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Name: 2018 - Women Mean Business: Branding, Communication and Leadership Forum
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join the Burnaby Board of Trade and our Women's Business Success Network for this exclusive and engaging networking and educational opportunity.

Hear three talks from a line-up of speakers on building a powerful personal or business brand. Develop skills to communicate and present with purpose in any business setting and learn strategies to leverage online and in-person branding to drive career, personal and business success.

Then make meaningful connections and forge new relationships with fellow business owners and professionals during a lively networking reception from 4:30-5:30 pm featuring delicious appetizers and our DIY Sangria Bar.

This event is an initiative of the Women's Business Success Network, a group of women--and men--interested in supporting and promoting women at all levels of business.


Event Details:
: April 11
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm Forum
4:30-5:30 pm BONUS Networking Reception 
Venue: Delta Burnaby Hotel (4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby)
Cost: $35 per BBOT member / $60 per non member 
Register: Call 604-412-0100
, email us, or sign up online. 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:

About our Presenters:

Katherine Lazaruk
Founder and Principal Consultant
ICU Image Consulting

Katherine Lazaruk, Founder and Principal Consultant with ICU, comes from a performance and education background with Bachelor's Degrees in Music and Education. Katherine holds certificates in Image Consulting and Advanced Image Consulting from the International Image Institute (Ontario, Canada), as well as her international designation (Certified Image Consultant) with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She helps professional women and men learn to walk, talk, act and look like leaders.

Narges Nirumvala
ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International 

Called 'The Secret Weapon' by one journalist, Narges Nirumvala is a world renowned leadership communication expert. She is one of Canada's leading executive speech coaches and presentation skills trainers. A self-made success, she is the CEO of ExecutiveSpeak Coaching International, a much sought after keynote speaker and author of the Amazon Best Selling book 'Capture the Spotlight'. Narges is often called upon by the media as an expert in her field. She has appeared on CityTV, Breakfast Television, OMNI Television, SUCCESS magazine, the Province, News1130 Radio, the National Post, Business In Vancouver, Mashable, Ottawa Citizen and many others. Her writing on the subject has been published in 106 countries worldwide. Narges is also a humanitarian and champion for women and children. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Dixon Transition Society. Narges has won numerous awards and accolades, most recently she was a Nominee for the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Kristin Vandegriend
Career Story

Kristin Vandegriend is the founder of Career Story  a career management company located in Burnaby. Through her company, she coaches and supports professionals to take control of their careers and communicate their value in the workplace and in job search. She enjoys speaking on personal branding for career and business success, particularly when it comes to online platforms. 


Delta Burnaby Hotel (4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby)
Date/Time Information:
April 11
1:30-4:30 pm
$35 per BBOT member 
$60 per non member
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