WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Around the world, women are leaning in, lifting up and giving who they are to change the lives of others.
Meet three remarkable women and hear their stories. Dr. Lois Nahirney, President and CEO, dnaPower, will host a fireside chat with Fazilah Bazari, founder of Active Cities program in Papua New Guinea which has transformed what was once touted as the most dangerous city in the world for women and girls; Kerrie Sayer, an interior designer who, along with her husband, was moved by a chance moment during their honeymoon in Kenya to sponsor a women’s village and dramatically change the lives of its citizens through a simple act of kindness; and Genesa Greening, President and CEO of BC Women's Hospital Foundation and a Certified Fund Raising Executive, whose two decades of work in Canada, Africa, and the United States have seen her advise more than twenty charitable causes in fundraising over $300 million.
The Club is proud to host this speaker event in conjunction with the Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference in Vancouver.
5:30 p.m. In the Ballroom
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat and Q&A
7:00 p.m. Closing Reception
$35. per person
Chit bar available. Includes a glass of bubbly & canapés reception following the talk.
Members and Guests.
Dress: Business Casual
(no denim / no athletic wear)
By Reservation at 604 685 9321
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Dr. Lois Nahirney
Dr. Lois Nahirney, President & CEO of dnaPower, is passionate about creating a healthier world by helping people take power over their health. She has identical twins adopted from Vietnam (one transgender) which led to a fascination in DNA. She solved years of personal health problems by learning about a simple weakness in her genetic make-up. She has a doctorate and a master in business and has held a number of international senior executive roles. She has been honoured with several women in business awards and volunteers extensively in the community and overseas. Her vision is to help people make better health decisions and live healthier lives based on their unique DNA.
Fazilah Bazari is the founder of Active Cities program in Papua New Guinea and is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer. Fazilah manages training, coaching and communications programs internationally, having worked in Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Thailand, and the UK. Through her leadership and the impact from her programs, she has been appointed to manage the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Active City Development program in Port Moresby.
Fazilah’s work has been recognized by the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee Secretariat (FASVAS) as a useful modality to support the trauma healing for survivors and youth from family and sexual violence. She also received recognition from the Vatican Sports In The Service of Humanity, recognition from the UNWomen PNG for her contribution to the empowerment of youth and women in the city and by Mineral Resource Authority as beneficial for the management of stress and fatigue disorders for mine workers. ACDP works closely with UNWomen Behaviour Change Program and with Safe Houses in the City.
Kerrie L. Sayer
After a decade of travel & living abroad and an education in the field of art, design and architectural theory, Kerrie embarked on her career in interior design in early 2015. Kerrie has a passion for West Coast contemporary design and has worked with the BC Land Conservancy who’s efforts promote the work of B.C. Binning, Arthur Erickson, and Fred Laserre.
In addition to both working in the design & construction industry, Kerrie and her husband Ryan, are passionate about work being done in the developing world; they have partnered with World Vision since 2014 to support a village in Soin, Kenya, and independently work with a women's village in Samburu, Kenya. Endeavours to promote the well being of those in need in East Africa, Canada, and Mexico is an ongoing focus of their life together.
Genesa M. Greening is the President + CEO of BC Women's Hospital Foundation and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She currently serves as a member of the Prime Minister’s Women Deliver National Council and is a member of the World Health Organization’s Working Group on Advocacy and Communications for the Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative. She has previously served on the Vancouver’s Mayor’s Task Force on Mental Health & Addiction as well as the Mayor’s Women’s Advisory Committee. She also co-chaired the Women Deliver Canadian Mobilization 2019.
Genesa has received the distinctions of being chosen by the Women’s Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and by Business in Vancouver as a Forty Under 40 Award winner and a 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Award nominee.