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YWCA Calgary and BMO Financial Group Launch New Luncheon Speaker Series to Promote Advancement of Women

Join YWCA of Calgary, BMO Financial Group and award-winning writer and acclaimed author, Jacquie McNish, on May 2nd for the first Power of Women – Power to Change luncheon.

This speaker series will showcase dynamic and influential woman leaders from across the country. The series was developed to promote and encourage networking among women; increase awareness of important issues facing women in the community; provide learning opportunities for women both professionally and personally; and raise funds for the YWCA's programs for women in Calgary.

This is a sold-out event, attracting more than 200 people, including a number of influential women in the Calgary area. YWCA Calgary has also invited a current resident in its transitional crisis housing to attend the luncheon.

Jacquie McNish and Sinclair Stewart's book “Wrong Way: The Fall of Conrad Black” won the 2005 National Business Book Award.  McNish will relate the stories of three whistleblowers – from Hollinger, Enron and Worldcom – and will reflect on why it was female executives who sounded the alarm in each case.

What:               ‘Power of Women Power to Change' Luncheon

Who:                Author Jacquie McNish

                        Jill Wyatt, CEO, YWCA of Calgary

Mary Ellen Neilson, BMO Financial Group

Sandy, a YWCA resident who can speak about how the YWCA has supported her by providing a safe and affordable place to live.

When:              Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where:             TELUS Convention Centre, Glen Rooms 201- 204

                        120 9th Ave. SE


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