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An interactive event for women and men to celebrate the achievements of women, to learn and to connect.

About this Event

This year’s event features: Chat Lounge, Table Specific Structured Networking, Photo Booth, Main Stage, Marketplace, Games, Prizes and more! This is not your typical zoom webinar.

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Keynote Speaker: Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.

Vicki is Founder of #radical generosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List.

Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Vicki was received numerous awards for her work at SheEO including; UBS Global Visionary in 2020, YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2020, Business Leader of the Year 2019 by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade, 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Promotion Award and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.


IWD Award Recipient: Dr. Robin Williams

A pediatrician and a public health physician, Dr. Williams is currently a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario, and a former Medical Officer of Health for Niagara Region (1995 to 2011).

In 2014, Dr. Williams was also named a recipient of the Order of Canada “for her contributions as a public health leader promoting effective policies in early childhood development”.


2021 IWD Theme: A challenged world is an alert world



All ages and genders are encouraged to attend.



10:00am – Marketplace & Networking

10:30am – Main Stage – International Women’s Day Award presentation & fireside chat with Dr. Robin Williams

11:30am – Main Stage – Fireside chat with Vicki Saunders

12:30pm – Structured Networking


Period Promise

International Women’s day is all about celebrating women and working towards gender equity. Something as simple as having access to period products can help vulnerable women individuals achieve improved gender equity. We invite you to purchase period products for someone in need today to help achieve equity, period.

Please choose the + Support United Way Niagara ticket to donate $10 towards Period Promise.