10 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day in YQG

International Women’s Day is held on March 8th every year. It’s a day when we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women.

So what can you do to celebrate #IDW2019? Here are 10 great local ideas to get you started.

1. Women of Windsor Winter Social

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | Fourteen Restaurant & Sky Lounge

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Windsor is opening the floor to those who wish to share what they have planned for 2019 and/or what they accomplished in 2018.


2. Women of Windsor: Inside the Minds of Female Leaders

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | Water’s Edge Event Centre

The University of Windsor EPICentre will be hosting an International Women’s Day panel discussion. The evening will feature a seated dinner followed by a panel discussion with some of Windsor’s fearless female leaders and finally a question and answer period from our audience. Ticket options include “Ticket and Windsor’s Future is Female” t-shirt for only $45.


3. Windsor’s Unsung Female Heroes

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Windsor Yacht Club

For International Women’s Day, gather the female heroes in your life and join HDGH at Windsor Yacht Club for delicious hor d’oeuvres and dinner. The evening will be emceed by another impressive woman, CTV Windsor‘s Michelle Maluske. Presented by Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Changing Lives Together Foundation.


4. South Essex Community Council presents International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Leamington Lebanese Club

A night of celebrating women’s achievements. Speakers include: Mayor Hilda MacDonald (of Leamington), Professor Gemma Smyth (Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor) & Constable Cealia Gagnon (Windsor Police Service).


5. Women’s EXPO: Empowering Workshops & Free Vendors Market

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Pelee Island Winery

The inaugural Women’s Expo hosted by The Female Solopreneur Community will celebrate and honour the contributions to our economy & society by our local female entrepreneurs and side hustlers – the ones who are making a difference with their continued dedication to following their hearts and pursuing their passions.


6. International Women Day Gala 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019 | St. Clair Centre for the Arts

Celebrating amazing women in the community. Presented by Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.


7. Concert for Hope

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Water’s Edge Event Centre

Music by women composers for flute and strings. Celebrating music’s tremendous power to create hope for a better world. A benefit for Warrior Women Against Poverty in Detroit and Welcome Centre Shelter for Women in Windsor. Reception to follow with MIAM French Crêpes and Koolini Italian Eatery. Cash bar.


8. Women with Drive Summit

March 9 & 10, 2019 | Water’s Edge Event Centre

Taking action is the first step to living a fulfilled and abundant life. Breakthrough old beliefs, habits and be inspired, by attending the Women with Drive 2-Day Experience.


9. Pass the Torch: Regional Women Leaders Share their Advice

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Detroit

The Detroit Regional Chamber is hosting the inaugural International Women’s Day Lunch on Monday, March 11 at the Detroit Golf Club. At this event, a panel of regional women business leaders will discuss their strategies for success and answer the question “What does it mean to lead with purpose?”. Featuring Windsor panelist, Leigh Ann Hello, Vice President, The Cabinet Studio.


10. Spread the Word on Social Media!

The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. How will you help make a difference? Share your ideas using #IWD2019 and #BalanceforBetter.

Move the Dial wants to know what #BalanceforBetter means to you! Share your thoughts to inspire & create change. Join the campaign.

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Yvonne Pilon is the President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, one of the eighteen Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent’s technology centric companies and entrepreneurs.