With March officially underway, International Women's Day (IWD) will soon be here.
For over a century, courageous women have been advocating for the rights of upcoming generations of women. As we make strides towards achieving gender equality, there is no more opportune moment than International Women's Day to showcase this progress.
Taking place on March 8th, IWD is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world.
In Ontario, there are many ways to mark this important occasion and show your support for women's rights and gender equality. From attending events and marches to supporting local organizations and businesses, there are countless ways to get involved and make a difference.
Celebrate women everywhere by taking the time to check out these Women’s Day events happening throughout Ontario this month.
Women in Business Expo: Brantford
Brantford's first annual Women in Business Expo will feature a trade show, guest speakers, prize giveaways, a photo booth, swag bags, and much more. All are welcome to attend. The public is invited to check out the trade show, listen to a guest speaker, network, or stay for the whole day.
Celebrate IWD with Alex Mustakas: Cambridge
Now in its 11th year, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Cambridge hosts this annual breakfast that aims to increase awareness of equality issues, highlight the achievements of a local resident, and fundraise for the CFUW Cambridge Scholarship Fund.
Women in Local History: Collingwood
From March 3rd - 20th, the Collingwood Museum is hosting an exhibit featuring 12 unique sins celebrating business owners, war workers, medical professionals, artists, and sports heroes.
International Women's Day Gala Dinner: Deep River
Located in Rural Ontario, Deep River will hold its annual celebration of empowering women within the county by hosting a gala dinner with local empowering speakers, a panel discussion, and a Q&A.
Smashing Barriers - Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset: London
Join a room filled with inspiring and like-minded individuals as you converge in celebration of all who identify as women and talk about an achieving mindset, and the power of empathy while saluting the collective experience of work for women everywhere.
Embracing Equity - IWD Breakfast Meeting with Isabella Baboury: Muskoka
This breakfast event features philanthropist Isabella Babour, who is the founder of The Birthday Wish Project and a supporter of many charities, including Toronto Street Haven, Boost Child and Youth Advocacy, UforChange, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, and more.
INSPIRE's International Women's Day Event: Peterborough
INSPIRE's first annual International Women's Day Event is set to be an epic day. Attendees can look forward to inspiring talks, yoga and breath work, fun and challenging workshops, an Artisan’s Market filled with all types of beautiful, handcrafted creations by local makers, and so much more.
5th annual Women’s Success Luncheon: Sault Ste. Marie
This annual luncheon brings together local leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals as they connect and celebrate women in Sault Ste. Marie.
International Women’s Day 2023 by TONow: Toronto
This celebratory event is taking place both in-person and virtually. It’s hosted by the Toronto Network of Women, Women in Government (WIG), and the Ontario Federal Council. The event is not only a call to action to support equality but also a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
International Women's Day Pop-Up Event: Toronto
Come meet and hear from inspirational women sharing their incredible journeys, courageous victories, and triumphs against adversity. Guests will also enjoy a signature cocktail and passed hors d'oeuvres, inspiring presentations, a catered lunch, a panel discussion, giveaways, and more.