The Future is Female event hosted by Soroptomist International of Chilliwack is March 9 at CSS.

The Future is Female in Chilliwack

It’s a special conference March 9 throwing a spotlight on local professional women

The future is female — especially this weekend.

Soroptomist International of Chilliwack is hosting The Future is Female: A Mother/Daughter Conference on March 9 at Chilliwack secondary.

“Calling all girls and women in Chilliwack,” reads the event invitation.

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The Future is Female conference on Saturday afternoon will continue the conversation started the day before on International Women’s Day about breaking down stereotypes, and it promises to be fun and informative, say organizers.

The goal of event is to shine a spotlight on the achievements of professional women, who will share their inspirational stories about overcoming adversity, and succeeding in male-dominated professions.

The eight panelists who will be presenting include an RCMP officer, a science broadcaster, a maintenance co-ordinator and more.

Attendees can chat with the panelists and ask questions about their career paths, education, and lives. There will be two panels with four women on each.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. in the CSS grand hall, with free registration on Eventbrite, and refreshments at the meet-and-mingle portions.

Soroptimist International of Chilliwack has served Chilliwack since 1935, and works to open doors for women. The longstanding organization strives to improve the lives of local women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Schedule for March 9:

12:30 p.m. – Doors open and registration

1 p.m. – Event begins with panel #1

1:50 p.m. – Meet and mingle with panelists

2:10 p.m. – Event continues with panel #2

3 p.m. – Meet and mingle with the panelists


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