Join Y.E.S! Vancouver for our sixth annual Speaker Series as we gain insight from the successful careers of business women who design, produce and promote within Vancouver's impressive fashion industry.

From social entrepreneur to digital master, our panelists have conquered the fashion industry in their own extraordinary way.

Meet the Panel

  • Nicole Bridger, Founder, Nicole Bridger Designs
  • Nancy Richardson, Vice President, Digital Media and Brand Strategy, lululemon athletica
  • Leighann Boquist, Owner, Oliver & Lilly’s

Your ticket includes canapés from EdgeCeptional Catering and a complimentary glass of wine. We will also have our always fabulous silent auction featuring items from The Vancouver Canucks, Allison Wonderland, OGIO, Constellation Brands – See Ya Later Ranch, and many more! All proceeds go directly to Dress for Success Vancouver.

Photography by Sara Manning Photography


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Event Details
When: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Level Furnished Living
1022 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: Members: $30
Non-Members: $45

Event Recap

For the 6th edition of our Spring Panel Event, we decided to focus on an industry that’s not only vibrant here in Vancouver, but also dear to the heart of Dress for Success – fashion. Our esteemed panelists included Nicole Bridger, Founder of Nicole Bridger Design, Nancy Richardson, VP Digital & Brand Strategy for lululemon athletica, and Leighann Boquist, Owner of Oliver & Lilly’s Clothing Shoppe. Each of these brilliant business women brought their own unique perspective to the conversation, offering insight into the design, marketing and distribution of fashion in Vancouver and beyond. We  all pondered the reoccurring theme of “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail” as we heard their personal stories of wins, losses, perseverance and mentorship.

Aside from the candid and inspiring dialogue, highlights from the evening included delicious canapés, generously provided by Edgeceptional Catering and an abundance of stellar wine, donated and poured by Sharon Herder of Herder Winery & Vinyard in Naramata, BC. Sharon drove down from Naramata on the day to support us. The magnum of Herder pinot noir that was donated to our mystery raffle was most certainly a sought after prize!

When the panel had finished and the final tickets had been cast in our mystery raffle, fingers were crossed as we drew tickets to win an amazing lineup of prizes, including a Ryan Kesler Canucks jersey, Ogio luggage, Aritzia and JOEY Restaurants gift cards and tickets to the see New Kids on The Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men at GM Place – it doesn’t get better than that. Huge thanks to our new YES! Committee member, Sarah Simpson, who worked exceptionally hard to pull our mystery raffle together!

From the entire YES! Vancouver team, thanks to everyone who attended and participated in making this event a huge success.