The Honourable Sue Hammell, MLA Surrey-Green Timbers gave an inspiring start to the Business & Professional Women (BPW) Langley chapter?s new year theme ?From Advocacy To Action?.
Ms. Hammell was their guest speaker on Wednesday September 16th at the Sandman Signature Hotel Langley. Sue currently serves as the critic for Mental Health and Addictions and the Deputy House Leader.
Even though the nation is in the midst of an election, the evening was apolitical. BPW Langley is a non-partisan organization and Ms. Hammell spoke to the advocacy issues of the club: Violence Against Women & Children, Mental Health & Addiction and Women?s Equality.
During the lively presentation and discussion, Ms. Hammell provided some valuable insight as a woman in the political arena. She spoke about how there is a second wave of young women rising to be heard on the topic of equality for all.
To help stop the violence and also to help the needy in our community, Ms. Hammell encouraged BPW Langley to keep up the good work of informing governments at all levels of their work as politicians take their constituents issues seriously.
Ms. Hammell is well aware of the scope and breadth of BPW and noted the strength of the club with its provincial, national and international ties.
BPW Langley meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Sandman Signature Hotel Langley, 8828 201 Street. The guest speaker for October?s meeting, to be held on will be October 21st, will be Tara Teng, a Canadian model, human rights activist, blogger, public speaker and television presenter.
For more information or to RSVP please contact us here.
Photo From Left to Right: May Stokes, BPW Treasurer; Sue Hammell, MLA Surrey-Green Timbers, Deanna Evertt, BPW President; Christine Brightman, BPW Vice President & Young BPW, Barbara Hall, BPW Langley Charter Member & BPW BC & Yukon,Treasurer