Nov. 24th for Gala. Final Details coming soon

Defining Moments in
My Leadership Journey

November 24th, 2022 – 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Grocery retail executive Jana Sobey shares some of the defining moments in her career path, the importance of mentors and her passion program today at Sobeys Inc.

It’s time to get together in-person!
Registration open!

Join us November 24th for WFIM’s popular Gala with keynote speaker Jana Sobey, VP Community Development, Sobeys.

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We are delighted to have Jana Sobey, VP Community Development, Sobeys as our keynote speaker. Learn about her journey and how community development and mentorship have brought great support and purpose for the company, her personal and life’s work.

  • Jana shares her story
  • Defining moments in Jana’s journey
  • The role mentors have played
  • How Sobeys is leading the way on local development

The Gala will be held live on November 24th at the Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre in Brampton. Our survey results came back that people were keen and ready for an in-person event. The time is now! We can’t wait to see you.

Following appropriate guidelines from the WFIM Volunteer Appreciation Event in April, we know that attendees can enjoy the evening while being comfortable and safe.

When registration is open later this week, please register early so you don’t miss out. We hope you in-person! We look forward to having you and your guests there!


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Event Agenda

Join us November 24th, 2022 from 5:00-8:30pm for our event!

Time Activity
5:00pm Registration opens
5:00pm – 6:45pm Networking
Update Corporate Headshots during this time for those that signed up / Bring Cash*
6:45pm Welcome & Introduction
6:30pm – 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm – 8:00pm Keynote Presentation with Jana Sobey
7:30pm – 8:00pm Q&A
8:15pm – 8:25pm WFIM Updates (scholarship, mentorship, golf and fall events)
8:25pm – 8:30pm Final Remarks
8:30pm Event officially ends

*Azita of Studiospec Photography, will be on hand during networking to take your corporate headshot. After 3 years, who doesn’t deserve getting this done. Be sure to click on this offer when you register. Note: Members get a special WFIM discount! Be sure to bring CASH to the venue.

Event Location

Millennium Gardens Banquet Centre
20 Polonia Avenue, Unit 100
Brampton, ON
L6Y 0K9

Event Costs

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Early Bird – $65.00+hst
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Time for us to celebrate our WFIM community! Can’t wait!!!

About the speaker

Jana Sobey
Keynote Speaker and VP of Merchandising

Jana Sobey is the VP of Merchandising for Community Banners, Thrifty Foods and Local Development at Sobeys Inc. In this role, she leads a team of Category Merchants & Local Development Managers who strive to be the grocer with most relevant and compelling food assortment in Canada.

A fourth generation Sobey family member in the business, Jana began her career with Sobeys at age 14 as a cashier. She has held consecutively senior roles within the company in the areas of marketing, human resources, operations and merchandising.

She is also a Trustee on the Crombie REIT Board and a member of the Sobey Family Council and Business Committee.

Jana holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Masters of Arts in Consulting & Entrepreneurship and is active volunteer.

Jana & her husband Ryan reside in Toronto and are the parents to Caitrin and 17 year twins Jack & Ella.

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