IWIRC Western Canada Network is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2015 Ryan Award for Outstanding IWIRC Network. The award was presented at the Founders Awards in Washington DC on April 16, 2015. In presenting the award, IWIRC Vice-Chair Nancy Valentine commended our network for its outstanding growth and success since it was founded in 2011. Our network has grown to over 90 members, with thriving chapters in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, and hosts over a dozen exciting events every year. Despite the large geographic area of our network, we are able to service our members with frequent educational and social events, inclusiveness, and opportunities for networking with women from different sectors. As we get set to celebrate our fifth year of operation in 2016, we look forward to strengthening and growing our network, and creating more opportunities for collaboration with the other IWIRC networks in Canada and abroad.