YES! Vancouver Signature Speaker Series: The Business of Fashion

Dec 19 2017, 7:40 am

On Tuesday, June 11, YES! Vancouver will host their sixth annual Speaker Series, gaining insight from the successful careers of business women who design, produce and promote within Vancouver’s impressive fashion industry. From social entrepreneur to digital master, the panelists have conquered the fashion industry in their own extraordinary way.

Your ticket includes canapés from EdgeCeptional Catering and a glass of wine. There will also be the always fabulous silent auction featuring items from the Vancouver Canucks, Allison Wonderland, OGIO, Constellation Brands – See Ya Later Ranch, and many more! As always, all proceeds from the event and the silent auction go directly to Dress for Success Vancouver.

Meet the panelists:

Nancy Richardson, Vice-President, Digital and Brand Strategy, lululemon athletica

As a digital marketing executive, Nancy’s passion is ‘making digital human’ in a world full of technology, and powering the experiences she creates by developing high performing teams through a people-first strategy, grounded in trust, integrity, and authentic relationships.

Nicole Bridger, Founder, Nicole Bridger Design

Fuelled by her desire to create clothes that make all women feel beautiful and unique, Nicole Bridger has risen the ranks in the fashion world. From interning with Vivienne Westwood to founding an eco-fashion line with Chip Wilson, this social entrepreneur has used her talent for fashion design to drive positive social change.

Leighann Boquist, Owner, Oliver and Lilly’s Clothing Shoppe

After establishing a successful career in Visual Merchandising, working with retail giants such as The Forzani Group, Jacob and Papyrus, Leighann has taken her creative background into the land of entrepreneurship. Leighann is the key founder of Oliver & Lilly’s, a women’s clothing shoppe, located in the South Granville shopping district. Successfully moving into its 6th year and a brand new location, Oliver & Lilly’s is the realization that creative integrity, hard work, and perseverance do pay off.

Event Details:

When:   6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where:  Level Furnished Living

1022 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Admission:  YES! Members: $30

Non-members: $45

*Not a YES! Member? Ticket and Membership Package: $110 ($145 value)

To register for this event, please visit

Pictured above: Leighann Boquist

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