Enjoy afternoon tea with the girls! Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network presents High Chai Tea Party where you can indulge in English delights, pampering and of course chai! The fall inspired High Chai Tea Party offers a twist on tradition, bringing the taste of India with an added western flair closer to home…. Read more »


PAMPERED NETWORKING at Surrey’s NEWEST Boutique Skincare Centre. The golf course isn’t the only place to do business in a casual setting. The new spot to network with colleagues and clients is the spa! Come join us on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00pm in Surrey for an evening of mingling over treats while receiving a mini facial and… Read more »

April 27, 2017

BYOBF Network is excited to announce our next event! We’re kicking off summer with some Bhangra Dance, Music + Networking in Burnaby! On Wednesday, July 26 join us from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Dance Express Studio. Improve your dance game with some new Bhangra moves and get a good workout in, all the while having… Read more »

April 27, 2017

Meet Kiran Sunar. She’s a PhD student in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and her work engages questions of gender, sexuality and the fantastical in South Asian Literature and Culture. She is also a writer of fiction. Kiran is one of the featured speakers at VIBC’s 13th Annual City of Bhangra… Read more »

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San Diego-based singer, Sabrina, is a versatile and talented young Indo-Urban style artist who was drawn to that music’s ability to build bridges between East and West. Her own edgy flare and urban vibe works to create a sound that’s vibrant, hip, and distinctly her own. Meet this talented performer as she participates in VIBC’s… Read more »


Polished and Professional w/ Made In London Studio BYOBF Network is excited to announce our next event: Polished & Professional with Made in London Studio. You’re smart, talented and going places fast! So don’t let overdone makeup looks distract colleagues from your professional awesomeness. Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm in Surrey for an evening… Read more »

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Meet Taran Mullhi, she’s the owner and designer behind Mahari Collection – a womenswear clothing brand based in Vancouver, BC. Taran was brought up in the UK and as a child explored carrying creative arts. She has always loved mixing and matching her wardrobe and drawing inspiration from her Indian heritage into her everyday style…. Read more »


BYOBF Network is excited to announce our next event: PAMPERED NETWORKING at Vancouver’s PREMIER Boutique Skincare Centre. Come join us on Thursday, March 9 at 6:00pm for an evening of Mingling over treats while receiving a mini facial and consultation from Amy Sahota, skin specialist and owner of Bare Essentials Skin Bar. Connect with some amazing women while… Read more »

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Anu Chouhan is a multidisciplinary illustrator. Growing up, she drew inspiration from animated movies, music, fashion, video games, and her own imagination. Anu remixes these influences through the lens of her Punjabi heritage. The result is an eclectic mixture of east-meets-west imagery, as well as a high-yet-low brow art style. Her edgy, energetic art has gathered… Read more »


BYOBF Network is excited to be hosting the first Super Girl Within Conference for Grade 9 girls in Surrey at L.A. Matheson Secondary School on February 8, 2017. This full-day conference will include the “Voices of Experience Career Panel Discussion” and will feature professional women working in a variety of different industries sharing their experiences… Read more »

Conference Panelists

It’s time to enter a new year with some new habits and a healthier lifestyle. Everyone loves making New Year Resolution plans, but those usually end up as empty promises to ourselves. This year, do things differently and promise to become a better and healthier you. Start a Healthy Diet Promise yourself that you will start… Read more »


Sandeep Gill was born and raised in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. After pursuing a career in Social Work, she recognized the depths of silence and the shame culture plaguing the South Asian community today. She founded She Writes HerStory to raise awareness about the systematic cultural oppression faced by South Asian women and to empower women to reclaim their… Read more »


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