On November 16 we hosted our first event of the academic year: Women, Wine & Networking Time. The event brought together 30 women from the different Graduate Business Programs, including the MOT, Part Time, EMBA, and Full Time programs.
The event started off with a quick ice breaker, which randomly assigned tables participated in enthusiastically. The executive team also gave a sneak peek into what Beedie’s Graduate women could expect in the new year: namely, the Run the World dinner series, and an inaugural conference.
For the main event, the 30 women randomly rotated through speed networking sessions, which encouraged participants to share answers to the question prompts. Paired with a glass of wine and some pizza, there was lots of laughter and relationships formed. The executive team was honoured to also host GWC alumnae, who participated in the event and shared their learnings with the student attendees.
We had a lot of strong feedback from the event, and had a wonderful time meeting the women of Beedie’s graduate programs.
Some things the participants had to say after:
“I liked the energy and atmosphere. I felt that I knew those women for a long time. It was like a chat with your friends somewhere in a cozy cafe after a working day. Also it was so much fun!!!”
“Hands down the best student organized networking event I have been to. Very inclusive and fun!”
We’re already looking forward to our events in 2018!