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.

2018 | IWD – Press for Progress:

  • Keynote: Fiona Forbes, Award Winning TV Host & Producer
  • Emcee: Karen Daniels, Morning Show Host, 93.7FM
  • Presenter: Kindi Dulai-Gill, Spark Expansion Consulting
  • Presenter: Sue Clement, Success Coaching
  • Panelist: Sandra Horton, Women’s Collaborative Hub

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

2015 VIDEO