Special Guest Speakers for June's Wind-up Party

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Celebrating Building Our Careers and Our Community With Two Inspirational Speakers

It's party time for the Comox Valley Women's Business Network, with our theme of women helping women by "Building community through building confidence."

To help us celebrate both the end of our 2017/18 membership year and our commitment to support our B.O.O.S.T. recipient by sponsoring the Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North's Women Build Campaign, we looked Island-wide for an influential and inspirational speaker. We are thrilled that the dynamic duo of Jayne and Suzanne Bradbury have agreed to travel up from Victoria to share their respective stories with us. So we now have not one, but two fabulous guest speakers lined up to help us celebrate!  (And who doesn't love a good 'B.O.G.O.' offer?!)

The Bradbury sisters own and operate Fort Properties, a third generation family business which is focused on property ownership, management, and development. They are committed to creating "space that contributes", and they believe that the built environment can positively influence the economy, a city’s character, and individual lives for the better.

Both Suzanne and Jayne are passionate about community building and sustainable urban planning and design, and they have a special interest in the link between real estate development, urban design, and healthy communities. Bearing this in mind, they were thrilled to learn about our organization's commitment to Habitat's Women Build project. They are excited to share their insights and inspiration on how they have successfully managed motherhood and marriage along with their careers to make a difference in their community. 

And what a difference they are making! In 2017, Suzanne and Jayne were featured on the cover of Douglas Magazine and were named 2017 Foodies of the Year by Western Living Magazine. Their adaptive reuse projects in downtown Victoria have won numerous Victoria Real Estate Board (VRAB) Commercial Building awards, including the Judge’s Choice award and the Community award. Fort Properties has also been awarded a Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.

Come, be inspired with us! Join us on Wednesday, June 13th at the Westerly Hotel for the Comox Valley Women's Business Network's membership year wind-up and Habitat for Humanity VIN's Women Build Milestone celebratation.

About the Bradbury Sisters:

Suzanne has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC, and Jayne has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Their commitment to promoting the health and well-being of the Victoria community has led them both to various Board Leadership Positions:

Jayne is currently Chair of the Urban Development Institute Board of Directors, and Suzanne recently concluded her term as President of the Board for the Downtown Victoria Business Association. As advocates for local businesses, they actively pursue and support business tenants whose vision and leadership enrich our community’s culture and urban experience.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Jayne and Suzanne Bradbury on Wednesday, June 13 at the Westerly Hotel.

Tickets $40 for members

$45 for non-members

and includes a dinner buffet.

Click here to preregister by the June 10th deadline.

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