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The Power of Connection

meet your career's best allies


5 - 7:30 PM


The Power of Connection

meet your career's best allies


5:00 - 7:30 PM PDT


In a world where networking environments can sometimes feel superficial, the need for authentic connections is stronger than ever.

88% of women....

Shared that networking is one of the crucial ways to grow their careers.

79% of women....

Encountered barriers when building their networks. 
Let’s change that.

Join us for the "Power of Connection" Networking Event

We're here to multiply the opportunities that networking can offer.

Our panelists will share personal stories of networking magic, illustrating how meaningful connections can pave the way for personal and professional growth. So, mark your calendar and be prepared to experience the power of connection as we set out to conquer the world of networking with authenticity and purpose.


October 12, 5 pm PDT



666 Burrard St #2500, Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8




WNORTH Members attend for free. Members, claim your complimentary ticket here.


The full list of speakers will be announced shortly. Please keep an eye on our website.

opening remarks


Radha Curpen

Vice Chair and Vancouver Managing Partner & National Leader, ESG Strategy and Solutions, Bennett Jones LLP

Radha Curpen is Vice-Chair, Vancouver Managing Partner, National Leader of ESG Strategy and Solutions and co-head of the firm’s Environmental Law practice. Radha is recognized as a preeminent legal expert on environment, regulatory, climate change, Indigenous relations, governance for the energy, infrastructure and other industrial and natural resource sectors.

She is consistently recognized as a leading authority and among the top lawyers in Canada and the United States in her areas of specialty. Radha regularly advises corporations, boards of directors, special committees, Indigenous communities and governmental and regulatory agencies across Canada and around the world on a wide range of commercial transactions, project development, operational matters, including crisis prevention and management and litigation. 

Julia kwan

WNORTH City Director | Independent Consultant

For the last decade, Julia has been honing her craft in marketing, project management, and strategy. Her experience ranges from roles in advertising, non-profit, health, education, and organizational design with organizations including DDB Canada, BC Women’s Health Foundation, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and NOBL Collective.

Julia enjoys bringing purpose, positivity, resourcefulness, collaboration, and creativity with every role and project she takes on including her latest venture Julia Kwan Consulting. As an independent consultant and freelancer, Julia is excited to bring her expertise and experience to organizations seeking marketing, project management, and strategy support.

Outside of work, Julia enjoys getting involved in her community, reading books from all genres, and exploring Steveston with her husband, son, and dog.

panel moderator





TEDx Speaker | Co-Founder and CEO, Impact Plus Consulting | Executive Presentation Coach

Precious Ile is a TEDx Speaker, public speaking & storytelling coach, spoken word poet, educator, and award-winning management consultant. She coaches and trains leaders and teams to communicate with confidence, influence, and impact. 

She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Impact Plus Consulting, an award-winning strategy and engagement consulting firm that helps purpose-driven organizations achieve over 90% buy-in on high-stakes strategic projects, so that they are executed successfully. 

Among her professional achievements, Precious is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a master’s degree in Community Development from the University of Victoria. She was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award and recognized with two national IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards for Creativity and Innovation in public engagement. 


Partner, Bennett Jones

Michelle Yung brings business-centered practical knowledge and guidance in support of her client’s business objectives. Clients depend on her for knowing the letter of the law and, more importantly, for her insights on the legal framework for advancing their goals.

Michelle’s practice is focused on real property, including infrastructure, construction, public-private partnerships, procurement, and commercial real estate.

In the community, Michelle serves on the board of directors of The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society, a not-for-profit cultural organization operating the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), and on the board of directors of Atira Women’s Resource Society, a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women. Michelle regularly volunteers as a clinician for Access Pro Bono Society of BC and has served on the board of directors of Commercial Real Estate Women Vancouver (CREW Vancouver), a non-profit association seeking to advance the achievements of women in the industry. She also served for a number of years on the organizing committee for Arts Umbrella’s annual fundraising gala.





Amy Robichaud

CEO, Mothers Matter Centre

Amy is the daughter to Lore, granddaughter to Rae, and great granddaughter to Rita. Prior to her role as CEO at Mothers Matter Centre, Amy served as Executive Director of Dress for Success Vancouver, Director of Engagement at the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, and as a development and governance consultant to organizations such as the RBC Foundation, the Global Centre for Pluralism, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

Amy’s passion for practical ways to generate equity, create economic inclusion, opportunity and prosperity for all informs everything she does, including her volunteerism. She is serving her second term as Chair of the Women’s Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver where she advises Council and staff on enhancing access and inclusion for women and girls to fully participate in City services and civic life. She has previously served as Chair of the Dress for Success Canada Foundation, on the National Board of the Liberal Party of Canada, and was nominated for the YWCA Vancouver’s Women of Distinction Awards in 2023. She’s a member of the Banff Forum and WNORTH. 


5:00 pm

Doors Open

5:00 - 6:15 PM

Networking Reception

6:15 - 6:30 pm

Opening Remarks and Panel Introduction

6:30 - 7:15 pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:15 - 7:30 pm

Event Wrap


an award-winning membership network dedicated to bridging the gender power gap by elevating women in the leadership pipeline. 

WNORTH brings together professional women at a high level to share their systems, networks, knowledge, and experience and to collectively code leadership and management environments to women’s experiences through boutique in person and virtual events and programs.


We connect top business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors through an annual Conference (established in 2015) and The Members’ Club which provides online content, virtual leadership forums and chapters in Canada, US and the UK hosting in person events. 

To date, WNORTH has hosted over 15k past event attendees, 350+ events, 400+ speakers and has over 1,200 members worldwide. Corporate Members include PwC, Indeed.com, SAP and Accor Hotels.WNORTH’s mission is to develop more women to leading positions in business, and in doing so we will elevate the teams they work in, the families they lead and the communities in which they live.


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