Fireside Chat Vancouver

March 29, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Fireside Chat with Female Founders

Part of AWF's mission is to recognize and endorse women leaders in finance. Join us for an engaging panel discussion with three remarkable women-founders who were also amongst this year's Peak Award nominees. The panelists will discuss a number of topics including managing their careers, overcoming barriers to starting their business, and keys to achieving excellence.

The panel will be moderated by Olivia Hornby, AWF Board Director, and followed by a social networking reception.


Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Location: Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard St. #1200, Vancouver, BC

Price: $45 + GST + Fees

Get your tickets here.



Fireside_Chats/Alyssa_Barry.jpgAlyssa Barry, Principal & Co-Founder, irlabs

Alyssa  has over 15-years of investor relations, capital markets and corporate communications experience. An activist by nature, she has raised over $1 billion of capital, led some of Canada’s most successful activism campaigns, managed M&A transactions and enhanced board governance frameworks. She was formerly Head of Strategy – Operations and Communications at Artis REIT, Vice-President of Capital Markets and Communications at Sandpiper Group and Manager, Investor Relations at Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc. She is known for her agility, creative prose and relentless pursuit of success for her clients.



 Anna DiBella, CPA, CGA, Founder, PROFiX Accounting & Strategy Ltd.

Known as "The Legal Industry Fixer", Anna uses her analytical mindset and data-driven approach to decision making to help law firms reach their strategic goals. PROFiX is the only accounting firm in Canada that specializes exclusively in strategic business consulting and compliance for lawyers. Anna DiBella is highly respected as a thought leader by her peers on legal technology, accounting practices and law firm business strategy, and sought after by peers for training and insight.




Yvette Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Yield Exchange

Yvette is a builder - be it startups, new products, and teams - her track record is solid. With over 15 years of experience in banking and strategic consulting, Yvette has led within Fortune 500 companies, medium and large-scale social enterprises, and fast-paced feminist startups. Her diverse industry and corporate background lends a unique mash up of experiences and skill sets. Her current venture, Yield Exchange, is Canada's first investment marketplace for wholesale GICs. Boldly disrupting a $750B GIC market by enabling wholesale depositors to find, compare, and negotiate GIC rates with a few clicks of a button!