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Pamela Chatry’s Woman in the Spotlight Dinners are top notch. I appreciate Pamela’s ability to gather a professional group of like-minded business women who are all interested in connecting, learning and growing. Her speakers are powerful and they provide a wonderful blend of real-world business insights with personal heartfelt stories that every woman in business can relate to. It’s nice to know there is a community of high-caliber women to connect with in Vancouver.

Michela Quilici
MQ Consulting and Business Training, Inc.

You are doing an amazing job with the Women in the Spotlight dinners. It’s networking without really feeling like you are networking because all of the women are engaged in participating. Everyone is made to feel welcome. On top of everything else, the speakers stories are inspirational. You leave feeling that you are not alone. Other women are going through or have gone through similar experiences. I will definitely continue to come.

Sandra Wright
President and Registered Trade-Mark Agent, Infuse Works Inc.

Event Information

Upcoming | Archive: 2018 2017 2016
  • Wed

    Sept 27 Women in the Spotlight Dinner

    4-8:30 pm

    The Best Western Plus Chateau Granville
    1100 Granville St., Vancouver BC


    Pink Couch Productions and Pamela Chatry are thrilled to announce the inaugural Women in the Spotlight Dinner!

    Behind Every Business Woman is a Story

    There are exciting changes afoot! Women in the Spotlight is not only a new name, but a new format. Come hear the stories behind the successes of these incredible business women. You'll be moved, inspired and motivated. Get up close and personal with these dynamic and compelling business leaders. Hear how they did it, what they've learned, and what they want you to avoid. Be inspired to take your business to the next level!

    Feature Speaker Connie Buna

    Connie Buna is an Operating Partner at Keller Williams Realty VanCentral, Realtor and Lead Singer of Queer As Funk.

    Connie is an entrepreneur with a passion for housing stability, LGBTQ/2S rights and social justice. As a brokerage owner she is changing the business of Real Estate in Vancouver one agent at a time. Keller Williams Realty is built upon a foundation of education, ethical business practice and collaboration.

    As a Realtor, Connie is best known for her integrity, strategic insight and commitment to the best interest of her clients above all else. Connie is also an entertainer in the popular Vancouver-based cover band Queer as Funk and delights in getting a room off their feet, dancing and singing to soulful tunes both old and new. Connie lives in Vancouver with her wife Taryn and their daughter Maelle. 

    For more information, visit, or check her out on Facebook at Connie Buna Personal Real Estate Corp.

    You can also follow her on twitter and Instagram @conniebuna.  

    Feature Speaker Lori Joyce

    Lori Joyce is an innovative marketer and has over twenty years experience creating, managing and growing brands. In 2002, Lori co-founded Cupcakes with her best friend Heather White. Lori was responsible for developing the Cupcakes Franchise and growing it into a national 10-location chain. In 2010, Lori also became the co-executive producer and co-star in the Gemini-award winning reality TV show, The Cupcake Girls. The television show aired for three seasons and was broadcast in 95 countries. 

    Today, Lori Joyce is focused on building her latest product venture, Betterwith Ice Cream. No compromise and all purpose, Betterwith Ice Cream stands for honest, transparent and better ice cream. The brand vision for Betterwith is to become tomorrow’s food company, and one day, Betterwith will diversify beyond ice cream into a variety of food product categories where there is opportunity to do better.

    For Lori, it really comes down to enjoying Betterwith Ice Cream with her 2 young boys, Maxi (7) and Lex (5). And it’s more than dessert for Lori. It’s about sitting around a table and listening and sharing and appreciating. As Lori always simply says  ‘It all comes down to this.’

    Ivana MisciPlus Spotlight Speaker Ivana Misci

    As a fearless leader, nothing holds Ivana back once she sets her heart on it. Her analytic eye and ceaseless curiosity fuels her desire to do things a new way when designing marketing strategies.

    Her expert repertoire ranges from traditional collateral and print culture to the latest in digital and search marketing. Whatever Ivana pursues, she does it with Passion balanced with Practicality. Call it . . . Type P.

    After completing her executive industry MBA from Stanford, Ivana created marketing solutions for big name corporations such as Electronic Arts and Telus. Fourteen years ago Ivana decided it was time to do things her own way – take all that big-league strategic experience and mix it up to create distinct marketing. That’s when Mint Marketing Works was born and there hasn’t been a dull moment since.

    Ivana’s spirited enthusiasm flows to all aspects of life. On weekends you’ll find her ocean kayaking, mountain biking and trail running with her dog Luna.

    On your mark, get set, go marketing!

    Join us Sept 27th for an event filled with education, inspiration, and everything in between.

    Register Now - Tickets $75 + GST

My 17-year-old daughter was absolutely stunned at the quality of the speakers at your recent Women in the Spotlight event. She was over the moon with excitement when she got home, and has continued to refer to this evening almost daily since, as well as quoting stories and experiences that were told. She has begun to position herself to aspire to become an inspiration to others. Thank you so much Pamela for organizing such a successful and impactful event!!

Holly Williams