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WCE Upcoming Events

Cocktails and Career Empowerment to celebrate INWED 2021

About this event

Join us for a virtual panel discussion and cocktail tasting sponsored by Stantec on June 24th to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED 2021)!

There’s no doubt that the past year has been challenging, so what better time than INWED to come together and build community over cocktails and thought a thought-provoking discussion on harnessing our power and expanding our potential.

Come listen to what our panel of accomplished women engineers have to say about developing their own strengths to become powerful forces in their fields. What tips do they have for us to strive to better positions and create bigger waves in our own companies while showcasing our unique strengths?

Following the panel, we’ll sip craft cocktails and break into small groups to debrief and mingle for the remainder of the event.

Registration for this event comes with a WCE swag bag that includes beverages and snacks for the evening! Registrants must be able to pick up their gift in person prior to the event from pre-arranged pick-up locations and be 19+ to receive gifts containing alcohol. Those living outside the Lower Mainland may register at a reduced fee without the WCE gift. Bag pick-ups will be held between Saturday June 19th, and Wednesday June 23rd. Information on bag pick-up will be emailed to attendees after registering for the event.

When: June 24th, 6:00 PM on Zoom (Note that this event takes place one day after INWED)

Cost: $15 with swag bag, or $5 without

Where: Zoom link to be sent 24 hours prior to event

Note that WCE is an inclusive community. While our events are curated for those working in consulting engineering, much of our content will interest those working in similar industries – you are welcome to be part of our community. As always, all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events. If you wish to attend and require financial assistance, please reach out to events.wce@gmail.com.

PAST EVENTS

Stand-Up Mentorship – A Virtual Mingler

Interested in chatting candidly with senior women in engineering consulting about the issues that matter to you?

You’ll be able to move around our virtual break-out rooms and have discussions with mentors and peers in the industry on themes like making career transitions, striking balance, family planning, finding your voice in the workplace, and many more. Depending on what you’d like to discuss, you can move around various rooms or stay put throughout the night. The event will include a few organized energizer breaks, fantastic door prize giveaways, and a fun WCE swag bag with the cost of registration! A full list of participating mentors will be shared in advance of the event.

Registration for this event comes with a WCE tote bag that includes the beverages and snacks for the evening! Registrants must be able to pick up their gift in person prior to the event from pre-arranged pick-up locations and be 19+ to receive gifts containing alcohol. Those living outside the Lower Mainland may register at a reduced fee without the WCE gift. Bag pick-ups will be held between Friday April 2nd and Tuesday April 6th. Information on bag pick-up will be emailed to attendees after registering for the event.

When: April 7th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Where: Zoom, Link will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.

Cost: $15 (with swag bag), or $5 (without swag bag)

Note that WCE is an inclusive community. While our events are curated for those working in consulting engineering, much of our content will interest those working in similar industries – you are welcome to be part of our community. As always, all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events. If you wish to attend and require financial assistance, please reach out to events.wce@gmail.com.


Yoga for the Office Worker

Feel like you spent too much time hunched over a desk this winter? Us too! That’s why we’re happy to present an online yoga class led by Civil Engineer and Yoga instructor Erin!

The class will be an all-levels flow class catered to the office worker. This class will be designed to help strengthen our backs, stretch out our shoulders, and improve wrist mobility among other things. No props will be required, but bring your mat and any props you may use in your practice.

In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the registration fee will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center. Register through Eventbrite and choose the ticket option that corresponds to the donation you wish to make. Alternatively, you may send us proof of donating to any other charity of your choice that supports women+ for registration to the event.

When: March 18th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the event.

Cost: In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the registration fee will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center.  Register through Eventbrite and choose the ticket option that corresponds to the donation you wish to make. 

Alternatively, you may send us proof of donating to any other charity of your choice that supports women+ for registration to the event. Please send an email to events.wce@gmail.com to register if you’d like to select this option.

Project with Confidence – Relaunched in a Digital Format!

Join us on January 27th and February 10th for a two part interactive workshop sponsored by Glotman Simpson to learn how to communicate authentically and confidently.

~After cancelling this sold out event in March of 2020 due to lockdown restrictions, we’re thrilled to bring you this workshop in a digital and accessible format! ~

Ever been asked to speak more loudly or clearly when giving a presentation?  Ever heard that squeak or tremor in your voice that instantly gave away how nervous you felt?  Or perhaps you don’t speak up at meetings because you feel like no-one will listen? 

In this two part communication workshop, learn the nuances of physical presence, how to embody authentic confidence, and the principles of voice projection. Your voice will effortlessly reach your audience in a way that conveys authority and expertise.  Before the end of the course, we will have the opportunity to practice what we learn in a safe and welcoming environment, allowing us to immediately apply the knowledge at work and in daily life.

When: Part 1:  January 27th, 5:30-7:00 PM , Part 2: February 10th, 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Zoom, Link will be emailed to participants 24 hours before each worksh
Cost: $5 for the Two Part Webinar. Note that workshops will be recorded in case you miss Part 1 or Part 2

Part 1- Embody Your Authority | 27 January 

It’s not enough just to be good at what you do. In order to be taken seriously, that confidence and authority needs to permeate your being. Not in an aggressive or arrogant way, but in a way that shows others that you are an expert, that you are an authority. A lot of these social cues are subtle. We tend to react to them instinctively without knowing why. They’re in our body language and our vocal tone. Most of them are completely subconscious. Join voice and speaking coach Danielle Benzon to learn the nuances of physical presence and embody an authentic confidence.

 Part 2  – Speak to be Heard | 10 February

Being heard isn’t only about being loud enough for your voice to reach the back of the room. Your voice needs to balance listenability with power. While a quiet voice might not be heard, no one likes being shouted at either. And being loud enough is only the first step. Vocal tone and elocution will ensure that people listen. Learn the five principles of projection, along with one powerful physical speaking technique, so that you can use your voice-body instrument effectively and safely. No more being asked to speak up, no more shouting until it hurts. Just a confident, powerful voice.

Workshop Facilitator Biography

Danielle Benzon is the founder of the Inspired Speaker Academy, training speakers to communicate with authentic confidence – from the boardroom to the world stage. Trained in classical theatre, Danielle brings her love of acting and directing to work with speakers who are committed to mastering stage presence. 

 At the Inspired Speaker Academy, we have a mission to empower individuals who are being held back from their potential by stage fright, fear of speaking in public, or a history of behavioural conditioning that keeps them from a full, authentic expression of themselves. Traditional communication skills are enhanced with concepts from voice and acting training to achieve the fundamental goals of powerful speech: to be heard, to connect to your message, to engage your audience, and to inspire them to action. Inspired speakers are not just masterful communicators, they are individuals who embrace their unique strength and style. They are passionate leaders who embody their message and every word they speak vibrates with purpose, truth, and self-celebration.

Note that WCE is an inclusive community. While our events are curated for those working in consulting engineering, much of our content will interest those working in similar industries – you are welcome to be part of our community. As always, all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.  If you wish to attend and require financial assistance, please reach out to events.wce@gmail.com.

WCE Winter Social and AGM

Join us on December 10th to spread virtual cheer at WCE’s third annual Winter Social!
Although this holiday season looks a little different, we’re excited to bring you a fun evening to mingle with new and old friends from the safety of home. This year’s holiday celebration begins with our brief AGM and a message from WCE’s Directors celebrating our second successful year as a non-profit supporting women in engineering. Next, we’ll raise a glass with Karine Poliquin, an engineer and beer enthusiast, who will lead us through a virtual beer and cider tasting. Following our virtual tasting, we will split into break-out rooms to enjoy lively conversations in smaller groups.

Registration for this event comes with a holiday gift from WCE that includes the beverages for the evening and some sweet swag! At registration, you can choose either an all beer, all cider, a mixture of beer and cider, or non-alcoholic drink option for your swag bag. Registrants must be able to pick up their gift in person prior to the event from pre-arranged pick-up locations and be 19+ to receive gifts containing alcohol. Those living outside the lower mainland may register at a reduced fee without the holiday gift.

When: December 10th, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be shared prior to the event.
Schedule : 6:30-7:00 Annual General Meeting
7:00-7:30 Beer and Cider Tasting led by Karine Poliquin
7:30-8:00 Mingling in small groups
Cost: $15

Please note that if you register after December 8th, you will not be able to pickup your swag bag until after the event.

WCE Virtual Pub Trivia

Join us Thursday May 28th for virtual pub trivia via Zoom!
We are all adjusting to a new normal, and part of that includes adapting our WCE programming to include virtual events! We are hosting virtual pub trivia, minus the pub! Get comfortable, grab some snacks and a beverage, and join us on a Zoom call.
How does virtual trivia work? Register for this free event via Eventbrite, and we will send you an email with the link to join prior to the event.
When: May 28th, 2020 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom. A link will be shared prior to the event.
No Cost to Attend : Let’s stay connected while doing our part and staying home!
Note that WCE is an inclusive community. While our events are curated for those working in consulting engineering, much of our content will interest those working in similar industries – you are welcome to be part of our community. As always, all genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.

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