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On Tuesday 19th of April, 2016 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown, we welcome Fiona Macfarlane, Managing Partner for Ernest & Young LLP and the firm’s Chief Inclusive Officer, to speak to us. Fiona will discuss her career path working in a male dominated industry, some of the hurdles she has faced and how she overcame those hurdles while supporting and emphasising the importance of women in industry.
Prior to her current role, Fiona was the Canadian Managing Partner, People and Ernst & Young’s Americas Chief Operating Officer, Tax; previously, she held the role of Ernst & Young’s Tax Managing Partner for the Canadian Tax practice, a team of more than 800 tax practitioners. Fiona is the first woman among the Big Four accounting firms to have held such a position.
Fiona is a member of the Board of Governors of the Business Council of British Columbia and serves on the organization’s Executive Committee. She was appointed by the British Columbia Minister of Finance to the province’s Expert Panel on Business Taxation. Fiona was previously a member of the Aboriginal Business Investment Council (a provincially established council) and currently sits on the Executive Board of the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia. Additionally, she is Governor of the Board of UBC as well as Shawnigan Lake School. She is also a member of the Presidents Group.
Fiona was named as a Top 100 Award Winner of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. She was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2015. She was named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in BC 2015, and is a 2015 recipient of the Big Sisters inaugural Luminary Award. Other accolades include;
5:30-6:00 – Registration at The Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown
6:00-7:00 – Dinner
7:00-8:00 – Speaker
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