We Believe: Empowering Women through Education Breakfast 2022

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The fourth annual We Believe Breakfast brought together business professionals and community leaders to be inspired by the stories of women who have triumphed despite adversity through their education journey. Hosted tables were treated to a delicious breakfast at the Vancouver Terminal City Club and engaged in a short one hour unique program that drove attendees to play an active role in supporting self-identifying women who demonstrate financial need studying at Capilano University.

The morning featured guest speaker and masterful storyteller, Anna Maria Tremonti. Acclaimed journalist, podcaster and longtime host of CBC’s The Current, Canada’s most listened to radio program, Tremonti gracefully tackled topics ranging from current events to major societal changes and stories of individuals whose personal journeys and traumas affect us all. The morning was co-hosted by Catherine Dangerfield, who is an executive with TD Bank, and wife of CapU president, and by Aryanna Chartrand, a current student of CapU and bursary recipient. The audience was made up of business and community leaders—most, especially our table hosts, have a connection to CapU.

In addition to the keynote, we featured a student/alumni bursary recipient who shared their story through a moving video and personal address to the attendees.

This was a fundraising event, and an ask was made by Catherine at the end of the event to support the Paul & Catherine Dangerfield Women’s Bursary or one of the 24 other awards at CapU that support self-identified women.

Submitted by: President's Office