Where Business and Philanthropy Meet in Style

YES! Vancouver is a group of professional women who enjoy fun and stylish networking events that make a difference. All funds raised by YES! directly support Dress for Success Vancouver, a registered Canadian charity that helps low and no income women to transition into the workforce by providing professional attire and career support. Since 2007, YES! has hosted more than 60 events including monthly mingles, panel discussions and signature style galas. As a result, we have raised almost $100,000 and helped more than 200 women successfully complete Dress for Success programming.

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A New Job: It’s a Balancing Act

With a new job comes a bag full of worries – Will my new co-workers like me? Where will I eat lunch? What am I going to wear? And amongst these equally valid and silly worries comes a pressure to learn as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. You want to impress management and most importantly, you don’t want to let your new team members down with your lack of knowledge or inexperience in your new position. In an attempt to avoid these situations, it is easy to dive headfirst into your work and forget about the other parts of life: friends, family, physical fitness and simply taking the time to relax. Unfortunately these very important aspects of life are often what hold us together, yet are the first thing to go when put in a stressful [...]

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How to Recover from a Networking No-No

You know what I appreciate the most? I’ll tell you. When someone remembers my name.  You know what makes me feel the most special? How, after months since meeting someone, we meet again and… they remember my name.  Remembering names is a great talent, though I’m not going to tell you how to do it because I can barely do it myself. What I can offer, though, are some tips and scripts to use when you screw up and forget. Because that – that I’m good at doing. I work with over 100 student leaders every year, and so every year, I meet about 100 new people at once. The “Hi! My name is” moment usually goes by too quickly for me to remember, so I know I need to make the moment last. I try to turn the Name Game into an experience, a conversation, a personal [...]

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Upcoming Events

Succeeding in the Spotlight: YES! Vancouver’s Signature Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 / 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: School of Music (843 Seymour Street)
Price: $25 for Members, $35 for Non-Members

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