Don’t be fooled by the violent title – with stars like Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, the feel of the movie reminded me of Mr. and Mrs. Smith crossed with the suburban feel of Desperate Housewives.
Exploring Purple is a fresh and fiery take on an old debate – what are the different roles between men and women in the workplace. Are the stereotypes, obstacles and conventions that attribute to gaps in wages, promotions and job security still relevant in our modern work environment? Has equality in the workplace arrived or is it just a myth? Where do we go from here? Young Women in Business, a group of emerging female leaders in Vancouver, want to find out. On May 14 they will be hosting a panel discussing women in business.
“Women make less because they’ll work for less,” said Ghost Ceo founder Chris Flett at the provocative All-Male Panel discussion at YWiB’s Beyond Pink conference in November. He will join some of Vancouver’s savviest and successful men and women including:
· Bob Elton, BC Hydro
· Ken Sim, Nurse Next Door
· Tamara Vrooman, Vancity
· Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca
· Anne Giardini, Weyerhaeuser
The teams of men and women will go head to head in this exclusive panel talk, moderated by Blo Blow Dry Bar Founder, Judy Brooks. This is Exploring Purple, where pink meets blue. The first of its kind, Exploring Purple creates a space to have an honest and collective dialogue involving generations of Vancouver’s business community. This honest and raw panel conversation hopes to empower young women and men to celebrate equality in business. This once in a lifetime experience promises to be provocative, energizing and compelling.
When: May 14th, 2010
Where: UBC Robson Square
Time: 1 – 3:30 PM
Tickets: Get ‘em while they’re hot at www.ywib.ca
If you read Modern Mix Vancouver, you probably read The Style Spy also! The Vancouver-based fashion website is hosting a shopping party at Fine Finds Boutique (1014 Mainland Street) in Yaletown on May 20, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm.
Please join L2 Leone (350 Howe Street) on Sunday, April 11th for a live appearance and meet & greet with will.i.am of the Grammy award winning Black Eyed Peas! L2 is thrilled to launch i.am clothing, will.i.am’s Spring/Summer 2010 signature line for men. Inspired by music, art, fashion and individuality, the i.am clothing collection is contemporary in design and embodies a lifestyle. L2 has always been a front-runner on what is new, edgy and unique in fashion and bringing Montreal produced i.am to L2 is a natural and exciting fit!
The superstar will be in-store from 1-2pm and the first 200 fans will receive a free gift! There is also an awesome gift with purchase and a contest available only to those who come to the store on Sunday! Entrance is first come first serve so arrive early if you want to meet will.i.am! Entertainment Tonight Canada will also be live, filming.
Hope glows in a little yellow daffodil pin. Do you have a loved one fighting cancer?
The date has been set for the third annual Nifty for Fifty shopping extravaganza – April 17 and 18, 2010. Targeting “style-savvy and frugal fashionistas”, over 10 local designers are ready to part with their much-loved designs and vintage finds for $50 or less. To make things even more exciting, this year Nifty for Fifty will be happening at Five-Sixty, a new space on 560 Seymour that has been serving as a gallery for the Cultural Olympiad. Local fashion favourites include: Adhesif Clothing, Planet Claire, Clutch Designs, Kulus Designs, cream puff by gg, Carny Love, Dahlia Drive, Flaming Angels, Dotted Loop, and Catalyst Reaction.
Saturday, April 17th: 11am-6pm | Sunday, April 18th: 12-5pm | Free Admission