Date: March 10, 2013
Location: 149 East Hastings Street
Ticket Cost: $25 for students, $35 for professionals
Registration Link: http://http://ywibsfu-intlwomensday2013.eventbrite.com
International Women’s Day has been celebrated all over the world since the early 1900′s. The original focus was the movement towards equality and universal suffrage. It has since grown to become a day of celebration and recognition of women’s achievements in both developing and developed countries alike. On March 8th, events are held around the world to celebrate the advancements we have made, and raise awareness for what we still have yet to accomplish. Last year, events took place in over 100 countries. Every year, YWiB SFU hosts a conference in celebration of this important day, and in order to provide a forum for the women of Vancouver to connect over a common cause.
We will host this year’s event on Sunday, March 10th at SFU Woodwards. The event will feature keynote speakers, an interactive panel session, live entertainment and an expo. The speakers will be invited to share their stories in regards to personal experiences as women in their industry. The panel will discuss a variety of questions regarding the unique challenges women face in today’s world and ways to overcome them. The expo will be an opportunity to showcase entrepreneurs, startups, and not for profit organizations dedicated to women’s rights and advancement.
More info – http://www.ywib.ca/sfu/iwd/
Tickets go on sale for YWiB members Sunday, February 10. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, February 17. They can be purchased via our Eventbrite – http://ywibsfu-intlwomensday2013.eventbrite.com