WLC: Sips and Speakers at Bridlewoods Event Center
Date and Time
Thursday Jun 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Thursday, June 8, 2023
6 - 9 PM
Bridlewoods Event Center
46191 Chilliwack Lake Rd
$35 for members
$50 for non-members
Join the Women's Leadership Collective and the Chilliwack Chamber as Bridlewood Events Centre hosts a beautiful evening with a cocktail class and an inspirational panel of Chilliwack leaders.
The evening will begin with a Bridlewood-sponsored welcome beverage, charcuterie for all, and plenty of networking opportunities. Maiya from Little Pint Mobile Bar will be providing a summer-inspired cocktail tutorial, complete with your choice of two drinks and a recipe card to take home.
Once the libations are poured, we will hear from a panel of proud female leaders with fantastic advice on business, people management and women empowerment.
We look forward to having you with us for an evening of refreshments and rejuvenation!
Kim is a creative who believes in women taking leaps in their lives in order to create a work life balance that they love.
Kim raised her two, now-adult, children as a solo-parent. In order to be physically present for them she needed to design a work-life with flexibility. With a varied entrepreneurial background that includes creating a collection of homemade soaps, skin care and cbd salves (before it was cool to do that sort of thing), running first the most successful location of an outdoor fitness franchise and then buying the entire company and now having two businesses located in Downtown Chilliwack.
Kim is the owner and trusted resource of Lift Laser and Beauty.. And, along with her business partner, she created and owns Urban Vanity Lounge.
With ‘community over competition’ as the overarching theme of Urban Vanity Lounge, Kim strives to create a beautiful co-working space for beauty professionals where other solo-preneurs can run their businesses in an enriching environment designed to help everyone succeed.
Kim grew up in Grande Prairie, AB and moved to the Fraser Valley in 1999 to attend the University College of the Fraser Valley. Kim has a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UFV and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Legal Studies from SFU.
While completing her degree in Criminal Justice she began volunteering for Chilliwack Restorative Justice. Kim spent 13 years at Chilliwack Restorative Justice, eventually leading the organization from 2008-2013 as Executive Director. From 2013-2019 Kim owned and operated a women's clothing store and co-owned a men's clothing store in Chilliwack.
Kim has been practicing as a Notary at Simpson Notaries since receiving her commission in June 2018.
Kim has been very involved in the community as a director for Chilliwack Restorative Justice, Chilliwack Community Services, The Chilliwack Curling Club (including as president), sitting as a member of the Chilliwack Citizens Advisory Committee, and as a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Mount Cheam since 2010 including as president from July 2018 to June 2019. Kim is currently the Assistant Governor for Rotary district 5050.
In her spare time Kim curls, plays soccer, and enjoys spending time with her partner Adam, friends, family, and 2 dogs.
Naomi Pisio is an accomplished and dynamic professional with extensive experience in the banking industry.
Throughout her career, Naomi has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a keen understanding of the financial landscape. As a Senior Branch Manager at one of the largest Scotiabank branches in the BC &Yukon region, she has successfully managed teams and guided clients in achieving their financial goals. Her expertise lies in developing innovative strategies, fostering strong relationships in the community, and delivering outstanding customer service.
With a strong belief in diversity and inclusion, Naomi actively advocates for women's advancement in the financial sector. She understands the unique challenges that women face in the industry and is committed to providing mentorship, support, and networking opportunities for female professionals.
Naomi is a strong advocate and cheerleader of the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative which aims to empower women by breaking down barriers to help increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful.
Her passion for making a positive impact has earned her recognition and respect among her peers and community.