It was a fantastic evening at the Business & Professional Women Langley – BPW Langley monthly dinner meeting.
Jane Hall was a brilliant speaker and inspiring regarding her past and most recent work with national women’s empowerment and equality – which fits perfectly with our work to educate and empower women in Canada.
Many new faces again at the meeting that promised to come next month. Tracy Scanks, 1st VP gave us an update on our advocacy committee and work with Ishtar Transition house. Tracy also told us to watch for a “Panty Party” or “Underwear Affair” fundraiser coming up in the next few months as a FUNdraiser by our club for Ishtar.
Equal Pay Day is April 14 – 20th (depending on where you are in North America) which marks, on average, how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man the previous year.
I will be attending the BPW BC & Yukon quarterly board meeting on April 20th as chair of PR & Communications and leading a discussion on enacting specific pay equity legislation for BC. We are one of four provinces in Canada that have not enacted pay equity laws (http://www.equalpaycoalition.org/). Ontario is a leader in this regard and we will look to BPW Ontario for guidance and leadership.
Tonight our club members also passed a motion for BPW Langley to join the Langley Chamber of Commerce, which will be a bonus for all our members. Now as a member of BPW Langley, you will soon be able to enjoy all the benefits and privileges of being a Chamber member.
April 30th is our year end and so our membership drive is on. We have a free draw offer for a free ticket to our September dinner meeting for members that pay their annual dues on or before our next meeting on May 20th, so don’t delay and get in on it now before it’s too late.
Our dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. (We break for the summer months of July and August). For more information about BPW Langley and our upcoming meetings,
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Looking forward to seeing you all again at our next dinner meeting on May 20th held at the Sandman Signature Inn in Langley. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or call Vickie Mitchell at 604-315-7974.