March is a month filled with events created to shine a light on the women who lead and inspire us to speak up, to help ourselves and to help others. We’ve been taking notes about what’s happening this month and will try to get to as many as we can. Make sure to follow/tag #IWD2020 with this year’s theme #EachForEquality. Whether you’re looking for ways to raise awareness or to make an impact on the universe, the workplace, socially or interested in a little self-care, there will probably be something on this list that will take you there…
SHE CREATES: Apple stores (worldwide) will host a series of over 5,000 “Today at Apple” sessions under the “She Creates” umbrella to highlight inspiring female creators using photography, design, technology, business, music and film to address tough topics, explore new perspectives and empower their communities. Selection stores will host more than 100 sessions led by women across industries who are empowering those around them including chair of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour, musicians Meghan Trainor and Victoria Monét, designer Carla Fernádez and many more. Also, A Music Lab session invites participants to deconstruct Alicia Keyes’ new song “Underdog” and learn what inspires her to create. Today at Apple sessions are free — register for your spot online at apple.com/ca/today. More International Women’s Day with Apple info to come.
SHE-EO Global Summit:Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex. March 9-10. This global community of women supporting women ventures. The organization’s ecosystem is designed to support, finance and celebrate women innovators. Rather than asking women to fit into the existing work systems, the disrupters are creating new playing fields. This first-ever global summit brings together the critical thinkers and doers. Learn from women who are redefining business. Over 50 guest speakers will inspire under this year’s theme “reorganize.world”. Details here.
A DAY FOR WOMEN – HOAME x The Brand is Female: March 8. Hoame Mediation. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. .$65. Join in a day of inspiration and self-care, the perfect balance for the woman balancing it all. The day will include:Keynote talk by Jennifer Brodeur, founder of JB Skin Guru, and Eva Redpath, Co-Active Life Coach, Wellness Leader, and founding trainer @BarrysCanada, moderated by Eva Hartling, founder of The Brand is Female on the link between mindfulness, wellness and leadership. Crystal reading station by resident crystal expert, Shivani Sharma. DIY botanical bath salts station to create your own healing soak. Soundbath experience in Hoame’s light room. Needles and Namasleep experience in Hoame’s dark room (yoga nidra paired with acupuncture needles). Plant based bites and botanical cocktails. More details here.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TRAVEL TRAILBLAZERS Talk and Panel Session: hosted by The Travel Corporation Canada. March 3, Isabel Badar Theatre. 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Hear from 5 inspiring female travel industry trailblazers featuring:
- Patricia Schultz, NY Time Best-Selling Author of 1000 Places to See Before you Die & Trafalgar Global Brand Ambassador
- Roxanne Joyal, CEO of ME to WE, Social Entrepreneur, Women’s Empowerment Advocate
- Sarain Fox, Indigenous Activist, Storyteller and The TreadRight Foundation “People” Ambassador
- Nadine Sykora, Travel Expert, YouTuber and honorary Contiki Ambassador
- Ami Vitale, National Geographic Photographer and Filmmaker
- Guests will have the chance to win incredible travel door prizes and enjoy networking opportunities. Free event. Tickets here.
CBC INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION: March 5. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. CBC Atrium (250 Front Street West). CBC Employee Resource Groups, Women in Tech and Visible Women, have come together to organize, celebrate and advocate for and spread awareness about creating equality in the workspace for women working across industries.Event includes Keynote by Sarah Kaplan on “Making real progress on gender equality”, networking round tables and panel discussions. First come first serve. Light lunch provided.Free event. Details here.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS UPTOWN: MARCH 8. 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saje Natural Wellness Uptown(2636 Yonge Street).
A morning of meditation, unity & reading from “ Soulfull ” by author Dianna Jerry followed by a charitable shop in honour of International Women’s Day. 20% of the proceeds from the morning’s sales will be donated to the Little Market, a women-owned non-profit committed to alleviating poverty. Their collection of fair trade goods are made by artisans in need, including refugees, people with disabilities, women transitioning out of homelessness, and survivors of trafficking and domestic violence. Each purchase helps artisans build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Details here.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH THE TORONTO MARLIES
Score specially priced tickets to the Toronto Marlie’s game at the Coca Cola Coliseum for their International Women’s Day hockey game versus the Syracuse Crush. While the dudes wheeling around are yeah, still dudes, there will be a special mini-game with Leaside Wildcat’s Novice team taking the ice, the all-girls hockey league is the largest female hockey league in the entire world. Get tickets to this event here and come root on the home team!
TURN UP THE HEAT
Tickets for this all-female Canadian led chef event are long sold out, this culinary event is the one to be at, so mark your calendars for next year to make your mark for the four-course meal created by this team of culinary leaders. Held at Aphrodite Cooks, the dinner celebrates women in the industry and puts on a spotlight on our achievements and creativity.