Leading the Way: Women in Leadership

Every fall, the BCPVPA hosts Leading the Way: Women in Leadership, an event that celebrates BC women and their leadership in education, featuring compelling keynote speakers and the unparalleled company of cherished colleagues. 

2021 - Leading the Way: Women in Leadership

The BCPVPA was grateful to welcome three exceptional women to our September 20, 2021 event that celebrated Resilient Women Thriving in Leadership: 

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. 

Carleen Thomas, Special Projects Manager for the Treaty Lands & Resource Department, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and recently-named  Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

Paula Gosal, Principal of Chilliwack Middle School in School District 33, and doctoral candidate through Kansas University in Educational Leadership and Policy.

The discussions were wide-ranging, with emerging themes of sharing stories, building community and contributing as a leader, both giving and receiving, and knowing that it’s not the tough times that make you resilient – it’s the learning from the tough times.

Our next Women in Leadership event will be announced in 2022.


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