Empowering women in the workforce: Know Your Worth event to fundraise for Dress For Success Vancouver

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      With Women’s History Month ending this week, there’s a local event to cap it off with—and to inspire further thinking and action ahead into the future.

      The nonprofit YES! Vancouver is holding a virtual version of Know Your Worth, featuring a panel discussion about defining personal values, a guided workshop, a Q&A session, and a virtual auction.

      YES!, established in 2007, stands for Young Executives for Success, and creates networking events for women in the Lower Mainland.

      What's more, this event is a fundraiser for Dress For Success Vancouver, which empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, career services, and skills development programs. The organization also launched emergency programs during the COVID-19 pandemic to help women, who have been among the demographic groups most heavily impacted.

      The panel will include Courtney Chew, founder of Collective Index and the eco-friendly swimwear line OCIN; graphic designer and Made by Many podcast host and founder Kara Roselle; and Shayla Oulette Stonechild, who founded the Matriarch Movement to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

      Dress For Success Vancouver executive director Amy Robichaud will moderate the discussion.

      The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Zoom this Wednesday (March 31), and the virtual auction will run from 12 p.m. on March 31 to April 1 at 9 p.m.

      Tickets are on a sliding scale, starting at $22.23, and all proceeds go to Dress For Success Vancouver. For more details or to purchase a ticket, visit the event webpage

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