Meet Raman Mander. She’s a 25 year-old spoken word poet, a publisher, a podcast host and to top it off, a nurse as well.  She’s been a registered nurse in maternity for two and a half years. This past year she returned to school to complete her perinatal specialty so she could focus on labour and delivery. She’s… Read more »

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Meet Agam Darshi. This talented award winning actor wears many hats, including that of Director, Producer, Storyteller and Momma of twins. She has been a professional actor for over fifteen years, working internationally and garnering numerous awards. Agam recently won her third Leo Award and has starred in numerous TV series such as PLAYED (CTV), SANCTUARY (SYFY) and… Read more »

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EAT, DRINK AND MAKE CONNECTIONS! Come celebrate the summer with us at one of Yaletown’s hottest patios! Can you believe it’s almost the end of summer? Connect face-to-face with a group of like-minded South Asian women at our upcoming mingler. Our community is made up of successful, motivated and passionate women from various industries and… Read more »

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Meet Leena Manro. This lawyer turned actress, is also a writer, director and a comedian. Previously, the co-founder of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken, she is now working on her own stand-up comedy. Leena is also the Co-Founder and Director of All Purpose Creative, a steller digital media design agency made up of 30… Read more »

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Meet Sejal from Laydy Jams. She’s an environmental researcher by day and a  violinist/vocalist by night. Sejal is part of the band, Laydy Jams. It’s a collective of women of colour, based in Vancouver, featuring Missy D as femcee and Sejal on violin and vocals. Together, they bring the sound of their lives to audiences… Read more »

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Meet Kiran Bhumber. She’s an interdisciplinary media artist, composer, educator, and sound designer based in Vancouver, BC. She has been working in media arts and media production for five years, and she specializes in fusing art and technology to create interactive experiences and unique social spaces for audiences. Her practice focuses on building community, developing… Read more »

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We’re hosting a MINGLER for 10 women prior to 5X Art Party, an event showcasing the best of South Asian culture, music, fashion and film. Join us for a drink/bite on West 4th Ave in Vancouver prior to the 5X Art Party, then head on over to the show with the rest of us. 5X… Read more »

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BYOBF Network is teaming up with Inder Mann for a tax tips session! Tax season is here and we know it can be stressful for many of our members. Whether you are looking to find ways to maximize your return or would simply like to get a better understanding on how to organize your taxes… Read more »

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Meet Taqdir Kaur Bhandal. She’s a Sikh-Punjabi femme health researcher, menstrual cycle educator, and social justice activist based on Coast Salish territory (aka Metro Vancouver). She’s currently pursuing her PhD at the University of British Columbia and ran for Vancouver city council in 2018. Tell us about the path you took to get to where… Read more »

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On March 6, 2019 BYOBF Network will be featuring some amazing speaking at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Surrey for IGNITE 2019. This is a half day event that allows grades 10-12 students learn about relevant careers of their choosing within an overriding theme. The conference allows them to gain insight into various careers, community services and… Read more »

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Taking Wellness Back to its Roots Understanding Ancient Self Care Rituals for Health & Well Being Our first meetup of 2019 is one that we’re super excited for! Join Ayurveda Practitioner and Holistic Wellness Educator, Navi Gill and the BYOBF Network, for an afternoon of understanding the origin and ancient technique of Ayurvedic self-care rituals… Read more »

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Meet Tanya! Your local brown girl who hails from the motherland. Tanya strives to show girls like herself, there is nothing wrong in chasing your dreams, especially when those dreams lay within an industry that is image conscious and at times pretentious such as Fashion and Modelling. While continuing her own career in Modelling and Styling, Tanya founded an inclusive collective… Read more »

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