Women in the Financial Industry - Vancouver

November 10, 2020
The Fairmont Waterfront 900 Canada Place Way Vancouver, BC V6C 2L5

Women in the Financial Industry - Vancouver

Up close and interpersonal: Connecting with others and leading with authenticity
Every day is defined by relationships – whether it’s with co-workers, clients, stakeholders, friends or family. Authenticity benefits not only individuals, but organizations as well. How can women in the financial industry meet the expectations of others while staying true to themselves? How can they navigate conflicting feedback, disagreements and being pulled in many directions? And how does gender, combined with other dimensions like race or age, come into the equation? At the third annual women in the financial industry conference, expert speakers and women from the industry will speak to how they’ve found success in their career without compromising their values or authenticity.

Women in the Financial Industry will cost $249 plus tax to attend.

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The Women in the Financial Industry event conference - Vancouver will take place on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, and rest assured, we are in the full swing of planning while ensuring the safety and security of our attendees, speakers and staff.

We are monitoring the information as it becomes available and we will make any additional adjustments as needed to make sure the well-being of everyone involved in the conference is our top priority.

Please visit this page for updates. We look forward to seeing you in November!

How we are keeping you safe in the age of Covid-19

  • We will be working closely with our venue to ensure they have implemented an enhanced cleaning regimen including the disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Extra hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • We will adopt a distanced seating set up.
  • All meals will be served directly to attendees or will be prepackaged to ensure food safety (no buffets).
  • We are encouraging attendees to use alternative ways to greet others, while discouraging actions like hugging, handshaking, etc.

As we learn more about Covid-19 and its potential impact across the globe, we will update this list and share best practices with you to ensure your safety is our top priority.


Women in the Financial Industry - Vancouver

*Please note agenda is subject to change*

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Opening remarks and icebreaker

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Maintaining momemtum: leading through change and opportunity
In this session, Samantha Nutt will reflect on women in the 21st century and why the women’s movement is unfinished everywhere. Based on her forthcoming book, Pushback, she will offer a thought-provoking examination of the challenges women still face in the world and how women (and men) can advocate for change. More specifically, Nutt’s presentation will speak to leadership, self-censorship, pay-equity and evolving trends in women's rights and freedoms worldwide.

Samantha Nutt
, founder, War Child Canada


10:15-10:45 a.m.
The business case for leading with emotional intelligence

No matter what your role or industry, emotions impact our work every day and developing emotional intelligence is critical for leaders to step up their game. Emotional intelligence concepts and skills help leaders get better work outcomes, create stronger workplace relationships, and manage their own emotions and those of others. In this talk, Hamel will provide an overview of what emotional intelligence is and the gender differences in emotional intelligence, as well as the business case for emotionally intelligent leaders. The talk will include tips that you can apply immediately to improve your emotional intelligence.

Jocelyne Hamel, principal, Reframe Insight Leadership Coaching and Consulting

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Networking break

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Session details to be announced

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Corporate commitment to women panel
During this panel, business leaders will share their journeys to the top and what their workplaces do to encourage more diversity. How do they lead with authenticity? How did they find success while navigating conflict and staying true to themselves? Panelists will share their personal stories with the audience as to how they navigated their own careers and will highlight some of the strategies their organizations have integrated to improve diversity in their workplace.

Panellists to be announced


12:30-1:30 p.m.


1:30-2:00 p.m.
The art of delegation for women in finance
Delegation is a key leadership skill. Julia Chung, co-author of The Art of Delegation will discuss the struggles and roadblocks women in finance face as leaders in delegating with authority and compassion. Drawing from her own leadership experience, Chung will provide useful exercises and lessons to develop your own delegation muscles. 

Julia Chung,
chief executive officer, Spring Plans and Admin Slayer



2:00-2:30 p.m.
Leading through change
Business moves quickly and sometimes takes unexpected turns. In this session, Burns will share her experiences and the leadership skills she relied on to manage an organization in the midst of being acquired. She will discuss key skills she had to learn to overcome vulnerability, isolation and uncertainty throughout this process and share her journey building trust and communicating vision amidst countless change.

Amanda Burns,
chief financial officer, Sun-Rype


2:30-3:30 p.m.
What gets us where we want to go

The advancement of women in the workplace is essentially stalled. In this session, Rania Anderson will debunk myths and reveal the real actions that women take to accelerate their career success. She will also demonstrate how we can positively enlist leaders, managers, colleagues and each other to achieve gender-balanced leadership in the industry.

Rania Anderson, founder, The Way Women Work


Closing remarks and cocktails

Women in the Financial Industry - Vancouver

Women in the Financial Industry - Speakers


 Rania Anderson

Rania Anderson transforms the way women and men work, lead and succeed together. She is an author, international keynote speaker and an executive business coach. Anderson is the author of WE: Men, Women, and The Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, a paradigm shifting guide for men, managers and leaders to recruit, retain, advance and lead with women and Undeterred: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies. Anderson began her career at Bank of America where she worked in several capacities and attained a senior leadership role. She started her executive business coaching practice in 1997 and works with executives and senior leaders around the world. In 2010, she founded TheWayWoMenWork.com to provide evidence-based, practical career and business guidance to men and women. She is also the co-founder of a women’s Angel investor network of 45 woman investors who invest equity in high-growth women-led businesses. Anderson has a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University with an honors concentration in international business and an undergraduate degree in business from Oklahoma State University.



Amanda Burns

Amanda Burns is the vice-president of finance, information technology and procurement and chief financial officer at Sun-Rype Products, Ltd., a fruit-based juice and snack company located in Kelowna, B.C. She has been the vice-president of finance for seven years starting her career at Sun-Rype as the finance manager. Before joining Sun-Rype, Burns was the controller at Syntroleum Corporation, an alternative energy company in Tulsa, O.K. Before joining Syntroleum, she was in public accounting with Grant Thornton, focused on assurance services. Throughout her career she has managed finance, IT and procurement functions, managed investor relations and public reporting, participated in equity raises and roadshows, assisted in the privatization of Sun-Rype and recently participated in the sale of Sun-Rype to Lassonde Industries, Inc. 



Julia Chung

Julia Chung is a team builder, a leader, an author, and public speaker. As chief executive officer of two women-owned and women-led companies, Spring Plans, an advice-only financial planning firm, and Admin Slayer, a virtual assistant company, she focuses on providing the tools and resources needed to create success — whatever that looks like for each individual and business. Chung has co-authored three ebooks: The Art of DelegationWomen & Money, and The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide — and has more in the works. She’s also vice-president of the Financial Planning Association of Canada, a Family Enterprise Advisor council member with the Family Enterprise Exchange, and a mentor with Simon Fraser University’s Young Women in Business. Chung’s unique ability is manifesting the improbable. She loves a challenge that starts with someone saying: you can’t do.




Jocelyne Hamel

Jocelyne Hamel has over 30 years of non-profit leadership, organizational development and facilitation experience. Hamel, principal of Reframe Insight Leadership Coaching and Consulting, has coached a diverse range of leaders and organizations from non-profit, business and government sectors. Hamel draws on a rigorous background as a leader and learner, and integrates an appreciative lens, systems thinking, and intercultural awareness into her coaching, consulting and training. Hamel has experience in adult education and enjoys leading workshops that help others learn how to build emotional intelligence competencies. Hamel is a certified executive coach (Royal Roads University), and an associate certified coach with International Coach Federation. She has an MA leadership and training (Royal Roads University), a Bachelors of business administration (Simon Fraser University) and is certified in Peter Hawkins’ Systemic Team Coaching approach. 



Samantha Nutt

Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally. Nutt graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University, earned an M.Sc in public health with distinction from the University of London and holds a fellowship in community medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Nutt is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the U.S.A. As well, Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the founder of War Child Canada and U.S.A., is a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and is on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.




Event Location: Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Contemporary accommodations bring more fun to travelers staying at 489-room The Fairmont Waterfront, a luxury hotel set in a prime location in Vancouver where lots of fun destinations are within reach. A wide array of delicious food choices are featured at ARC Restaurant + Bar, with guests and locals invited to indulge in the local and handcrafted cuisine offered throughout the day


900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC V6C3L5


Alison.Webb@tc.tc and Julias@newcom.ca