Make networking easier and more impactful through speed networking.

Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF) Network is the first professional South Asian women’s networking group in Metro Vancouver.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 we are presenting Speed Networking: Being Your Best Self & Connecting Authentically. This evening will start with a presentation by BYOBF Network co-founder, Manpreet Dhillon. Manpreet Dhillon is the founder of Manpreet Dhillon Consulting, a firm specializing in personal and business coaching/consulting.

TIME: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION: SFU TD Engagement Centre located in Surrey City Centre Library

ADDRESS: Room 402, 10350 University Drive, Surrey BC, V3T 4B8

Speed networking will conmence after the presentation providing you with an opportunity to utilize the tips and skills you’ve learned to maximize your networking experience.


Networking is intimidating for more people then you may think. In-person networking is one of the most angst-provoking events many people face, right after public speaking and a root canal. It may be daunting to walk into a room and have to smile whole-heartedly to strangers. And for many of us, it brings on sweaty palms, anxiety and the constant questioning of, “How do I look?”

Manpreet Dhillon will provide us with tips and tools on how to be your best self and connect authentically at any networking/meeting/social event. After the presentation, you will walk away with:

  •     More awareness of how to always be your best self
  •     Techniques to prepare yourself for any event
  •     How to connect with people authentically at events so you feel happier and more satisfied

Speed Networking

This will consist of a round of 3-minute meetings with as many women as possible. The speed networking allows you with an opportunity to connect with multiple people in a short period of time, and decide if you want to get to know each other further later. You will have the opportunity to maximize the number of women you meet, so you can ensure you are walking away with what you need from the event!


6:30pm – Registration/Networking

7:15pm – 7:45pm – Manpreet Dhillon – “Being Your Best Self and Connecting Authentically”

7:45pm – 9:00pm – Speed Networking: Connect with the women in the room in a fun, roundtable style of networking. You will spend 3 minutes with each person. Engage, Conversate and Connect!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Come with your passions, questions and an open mind!


Manpreet Dhillon, co-founder of Be Your Own Best Friend, wears another hat as a Freedom Catalyst. She helps women create more freedom in their life and the game plan they need so women are happier, healthier and more successful. Manpreet is a Certified Personal and Business Coach, Certified Heal Your Money Story Coach, Certified Human Resources Professional with a Masters in Organizational Management to allow her to support women in moving forward in life.

Manpreet has a strong passion for bringing the best out of people and have them live their dream life. She believes that everyone is meant to be abundant, health, have the life they want both personally and professionally. On the business side, Manpreet works with organizations on strategy, change management, organizational culture and building community. While she is not being a super woman, she loves traveling, experiencing cultures, volunteering, researching new cheesy jokes that she will repeat over and over again until she finds a new one. 

Event Partners:

The SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre is a university – community initiative, funded by the TD Bank Group, that fosters connections between SFU and the ethnically diverse and growing South Fraser community. The SFU Surrey – TD CEC works collaboratively with community to foster mutually beneficial engagement and partnership between students, faculty and community to improve the educational, social, economic, environmental, cultural and physical health of BC’s South Fraser region.

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