International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

On March 8, the Chamber celebrates the achievements women have made locally, provincially and federally. Save the date for the 2018 International Women’s Day Celebration on Thursday, March 8.

2017 | IWD – Be Bold for Change:

  • Keynote: Janet Austin, COO, international women's day panelistsYWCA Metro Vancouver
  • Panelist: Lisa Beecroft, Owner, Caffe Divano
  • Panelist: Lora Covinha, General Manager, Phoenix Truck & Crane
  • Panelist: Sheila Sharma, Owner, The Giggle Dam


2016 | IWD – Celebrating the Journey:

  • Keynote: Rachel Lewis, COO, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Panelist: Bonita Zarrillo, Delegate to UN 16th Session of the International Women's Day 2016 PanelCommission on the Status of Women 2016
  • Panelist: Sandra Horton, Owner & Change Agent, Horton Collaborations
  • Panelist: Hazel Postma, Vice President of External Relations, Douglas College
  • Panelist: Trish Mandewo, Serial Entrepreneur, Owner, Vancouver Tumblebus, Sensabus & more


2015 | IWD – Elevate:

  • Barbara Stegemann, Top GameInternational Women's Day 2015 - Keynotes Changer CBC’s Dragon’s Den & CEO and Founder, The 7 Virtues
  • Senator Yonah Martin, First Korean-Canadian Senator of Canada
  • W. Brett Wilson, Dragon Emeritus

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