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Join us for International Women's Day (IWD) 2024, let'sInspire Inclusion. 

Date: March 8, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Registration is closed.

When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world; When women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. 

The aim of the IWD 2024 #InspireInclusion campaign is to collectively forge a more inclusive world for women. 

Committing to Inspire Inclusion 

8:30 a.m. | Registration

9 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

9:15 to 9:45  a.m. | Keynote Speaker, Crystal Moss, Executive Coach
Helping women to become ‘unstuck” and achieve heightened levels of peace, performance, and purpose. 

9:45 to 10 a.m. | Break

10 to 10:30 a.m. | Session 1 | Meeta Gandhi,  General Manager Corporate Services, Town of East Gwillimbury
Inspire Inclusion
How do we collectively forge a more inclusive world for women? What are gender stereotypes and how do we call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion in our workplace or school.  

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 to 11:15 a.m. | Session 2 | Michelle Lindquist, Owner, Life Well Balanced 
Topic: Lifestyle Tips and Strategies for Managing Stress in Daily Living 

11:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Vendor Market Opens

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Lunch (vendor market remains open)

12:45 to 1:15 p.m. | Session 3 | Brittany Ballagh, Parks Supervisor, Town of East Gwillimbury
Breaking the Mould: Women in Environmental Work.
A shift is occurring within forestry, arboriculture and tree planting as more women are charting their career paths in these traditionally male-dominated fields. Women bring a unique perspective and insight into how we understand and care for the environment and the importance of protecting it holistically for generations to come. Come and learn about how these fields are changing and ways that you can help make a positive environmental impact on your own property!

1:15 to 1:30 p.m. | Break

1:30 to 2 p.m. | Session 4 | Abby Shirazi, Realtor, Shirazi Group Real Estate
Topic: The Ever Changing Woman: The woman you are today, is not the woman you were yesterday, nor will it be the woman you will be tomorrow
As women, we always seem to strive for perfection, and lean into expectations. We tend to label ourselves and feel defined by our mistakes and failures. But we are always evolving, growing, and learning. Each day is an opportunity to embrace ourselves and to be the women we dream of being. By letting go of our fears, rigid constructs and labels, and tapping into our emotional intelligence and intuition, we can discover our true talents, unlimited potential and our unique voices. 

2 to 2:15 p.m. | Break

2:15 to 2:45 p.m. | Session 5 | Stella Grinfeld, Owner, Stella Graphix 
Topic: Empowering Artistic Voices: Promoting Creative and Artistic Talent of Women and Girls. 
A heartfelt exploration of the pivotal role creativity and art play in fostering inclusivity, equity, and success in the professional realm. Dive into the personal journey of a seasoned designer and marketing professional who has seamlessly woven her artistic passion into a thriving career and business. Learn how creativity and art can serve as powerful catalysts for growth, innovation, and leadership, particularly for women navigating the challenges and opportunities of the business world.