SURREY BUSINESS NEWS: Jody Wilson Raybould Announced as Keynote Speaker for In-Person Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch – May 13

The Surrey Board of Trade announced today that the in-person return of the Surrey Women in Business Awards, presented by Prospera Credit Union, on May 13th will feature Keynote Speaker the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould!

Also featured will be the vignette speaker: Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Alena Mondelli, Royal Canadian Navy who made Navy history on July 8, 2021 by becoming the first woman to serve as a Base Chief Petty Officer.

The Honourable Jody Wilson Raybould, P.C., Q.C., served as the Independent Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Associate Minister of National Defence until her resignation in 2019. She is a lawyer, a bestselling author of [‘Indian’ In The Cabinet: Speaking Truth To Power & From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada], an advocate and a leader in British Columbia’s First Nations communities. She has been a provincial crown prosecutor, a councillor for the We Wai Kai Nation, a chair of the First Nations Finance Authority and has served as regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations. Jody Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala-speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation. Her traditional name, Puglaas, means “woman born to noble people.”

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 11:00am registration, networking and lunch; 12:00-2:00pm program; book signing and photos to follow
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey)
Admission: Members: $95 each or $950 table of 10; Non-Members: $120 each or $1,200 table of 10
-note this event always sells out early.

The event recognizes the hard work of Surrey’s businesswomen and their contributions to Surrey. The event’s philosophy has been rooted in the purpose of educating our audience. Some of the best and brightest women of Surrey’s business community are celebrated and receive well-deserved recognition. The purpose of the event is to inspire, motivate and educate the audience.