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ADVANCE: International Women’s Day Celebration

While we celebrate and support women 365 days a year, International Women’s Day allows us to reflect on our 29-year-long purpose to provide opportunities for women that enable them to advance, grow, and prosper in business as owners, leaders, and drivers of our economy.

Our 2021 ADVANCE: International Women’s Day celebration took place on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

We gathered virtually and…

  • SHARED A LAUGH with an opening from Erica Sigurdson – a Canadian comedian, writer, producer, and haberdasher best known for her rapier wit on CBC Radio’s smash hit The Debaters.
  • WERE INSPIRED by the empowering words of our keynote Eleanor Beaton – a local, globally recognized women’s leadership expert, business coach, writer, and the host of Power + Presence + Position.
  • MET & CELEBRATED local women business owners and organizations who support them through small group networking.
  • CHOSE TO CHALLENGE gender bias and inequality – this year’s global International Women’s Day theme.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to our gold sponsor RBC, event supporter NSBI, and continued supporters ACOA and MSVU.


Save the date!

Our ADVANCE: International Women’s Day celebration will take place next year on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.