Sunday January 8, 2023 | VICTORIA, BC [Updated January 11, 2023]
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
Here’s how the event went on January 11, 2023 (event report)
Beyond the walls of the stately Government House, BC’s Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin takes on many engagements.
As the new year rolls out, the LG will be supporting the momentum of women in business and community leadership by moderating a panel of local Victoria business women.
Being held Wednesday January 11 at the Farquhar Auditorium at UVic, the Women Leading Change discussion that starts at 5 pm will also be livestreamed.
Austin said on Twitter this weekend: “I’ll be moderating a discussion featuring leading entrepreneurs sharing experiences and strategies for supporting and empowering innovation and business leadership.”
Panelists are all from a range of businesses with a woman’s touch including hospitality, natural packaging, investment in Indigenous women’s business, and a lifestyle club:
- Mandy Farmer, CEO, Accent Inns
- Katie Gamble, Founder, Nature Bee
- Sage Lacerte, Founder & CEO, Sage Initiative
- Tessa McLoughlin, Founder & Director, KWENCH
As posted on the UVic website: “Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is a key area of focus for both the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Her Honour has been working to elevate voices and amplify the contributions of women and gender diverse people as a focus to her work as Lieutenant Governor.”
“At UVic we are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.”
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