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Big Sisters' Spring Social 2023

By: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

Big Sisters' Spring Social 2023

By: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

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June 1, 2023 5:00 PM PDT to 7:30 PM PDT
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2K6

Big Sisters' Spring Social

Join us for an after-work cocktail party as we celebrate Big Sisters' second annual Spring Social! We invite you to grab a cocktail, enjoy tasty canapes, network with like-minded philanthropic community members, and celebrate mentorship with us.

We are honored to present Maturn co-founders, Jen Murtagh and Sonja Baikogli Foley as our keynote speakers as they engage in a fireside chat on advancing equity for mothers in the workplace.

Event Details

5:00PM – 5:30PM | Registration + Socializing

5:30PM – 6:15PM | Speaker Program

6:15PM – 7:30PM | Reception

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Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older and located in BC at the time of purchase. If a winning ticket bears a minor’s name, the prize will be lawfully delivered to the minor’s parent, legal guardian or trustee. Keep the ticket until a winner is confirmed. The winner must have their ticket to claim the prize. The winner is responsible for the cost of shipping/delivery, if applicable. Additional rules may apply. Be sure to check each draw's rules before purchasing tickets.

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Meet our Speaker, Jen Murtagh!

With over two decades of experience spanning both corporate and non-profit, heart-centred leadership has been the guiding star of Jen Murtagh’s career. An award-winning and values-based C-Suite leader, Jen has successfully led and raised millions for national campaigns on anti-bullying, vulnerable youth, and advanced gender equity through her work with a variety of women’s organizations.

As an ICF accredited leadership coach, Jen supports women to live and lead bravely through her 1:1 coaching, workshops, speaking and signature Brave Leadership for Women program. Jen is a Business in Vancouver ‘Forty Under 40’ Award Winner and Greater Vancouver Board of Trade ‘Women of Promise’.

Jen is a community champion, who has volunteered thousands of hours for countless charities and in 2017 fulfilled a lifelong dream by travelling to Africa to lead mentoring + goal-setting workshops with non-profit One Girl Can. Jen is a mother and stepmother to four children who was inspired to co-create Maturn to serve mothers in a deep and meaningful way while advancing gender equity.


Meet our Speaker, Sonja Baikogli Foley!

Sonja holds 15+ years of diverse experience in non-profit, public and private organizations and has always been drawn towards impact-driven work that genuinely makes a difference in the lives of others. Born to Iranian refugee-status parents in Sweden, she experienced her life from the eyes of displaced parents. These early experiences and hardships shaped Sonja’s foundation

and made her the person she is today.

Educated in Sweden, Canada and Spain, Sonja began her career in media working in radio and continued to create change through her career — from participating in the United Nations, to serving as a board of director on the YWCA Canada Board for five years, to being appointed to the West Vancouver Police Board by the Province of BC in 2020, and most recently led the

Intergovernmental Relations & Strategic Partnerships team at the City of Vancouver.

Sonja co-founded Maturn out of a desire to support women and turn maternity leave into an intentional year. She’s a proud mother of two who is driven to build a more equitable, compassionate and inclusive world for future generations.

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Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
As an organization that seeks to build self-esteem, we believe that every person has limitless potential and individual strengths. We seek to maximize these traits in each person who is a part of Big Sisters: the Little Sisters who haven’t yet seen what they are capable of; the mentors who are realizing their capability as role models; our supporters and community partners whose collaboration and backing is needed to help us build sustainable programs; and the volunteers and staff whose skills and knowledge help guide and grow this organization.
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