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Katie Peardon

Katie is a Finance and International Business student at Simon Fraser University, who is aspiring to leave her mark on the world. As part of the Young Women in Business chapter at SFU, she co-founded Project GIVE (Generating Innovative Visions of Entrepreneurship) this year - a program aimed at supporting, developing and inspiring social change. Energized by change-makers, travel, music and people, Katie is excited about finding ways to pursue these passions, and is always looking for a new challenge.

Tour De Drink Vancouver: a search for Vancouver's best after work hotspots

We have been scouring the city to find Vancouver's best after-work drinks. From sumptuous to rustic, contemporary to futuristic, check out some of our favourite thirst-quenching hot-spots.

Blouses and bow-ties: joining forces for a thriving workplace

K: The word "housewife"  – unless preceded by the words "real" or "desperate" – is dwindling from our generation’s vocabulary. Recent decades have seen women trading in full skirts and aprons...