October 23, 2020 - 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards

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Name: October 23, 2020 - 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards
Date: October 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM PDT
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Event Description:

At the 11th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards, the Surrey Board of Trade will welcome keynote speaker Erin Brockovich.

It's been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history.

After being seriously injured in a traffic accident, Erin hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her. They won a small settlement, but she still needed work, so she got a job at the law firm as a file clerk. It was while organizing papers on a pro bono real estate case that Erin first found medical records that would explode into the largest direct-action lawsuit in US history.
Erin's exhaustive investigation uncovered that Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the small town of Hinkley's Water for over 30 years. It was because of Erin's unwavering tenacity that PG&E had now been exposed for leaking toxic Chromium 6 into the ground water. This poison affected the health of the population of Hinkley. In 1996, as a result of the largest direct-action lawsuit of its kind, spearheaded by Erin and Ed Masry, the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.
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ALSO: The event will also include the presentation of the Surrey Women in Business Award winners. The event recognizes the hard work of Surrey's businesswomen and their contributions to Surrey. The event's philosophy has been rooted in the purpose of educating our audience. Some of the best and brightest women of Surrey's business community are celebrated and receive well-deserved recognition. The purpose of the event is to inspire, motivate and educate the audience.

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Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 23, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Member Admission: $135 each
General Admission: $155 each

While the event was postponed in March, the Surrey Board of Trade, in making that decision to keep all attendees safe, faced significant financial repercussions. The food from the cancelled event was provided to those facing hardships in light of the pandemic. Further, the Surrey Board of Trade is now partnering with The Full Cupboard, the Envision Financial community-based signature program established in 2013 to raise food, funds and awareness about the critical issue of hunger in the communities where they operate. Partial proceeds of this event will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank, through The Full Cupboard.
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