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. For more information for this year’s International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP from 11:00AM – 1:30PM click here!

2017 | IWD – Be Bold for Change:

  • Keynote: Janet Austin, COO, YWCA 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 Commission 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 Game 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

2015 VIDEO