INSPIRE. EMPOWER. ACT!
On March 8, 2017, the WBN is hosting Peterborough’s first full-day International Women’s Day
conference, bringing this global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political
achievements of women into our own community.
The full-day (8am-5pm) conference will be packed with inspiration, education and motivation, featuring:
- Three keynote speakers, including Candy Palmater: host of
CBC Radio series The Candy Palmater Show, feminist comedian, and recovered lawyer; professional coach and career expert Sarah Vermunt, and Peterborough’s own veteran actress and improv performer Linda Kash
- Our Voice, Our Worth, Our Potential: choose two 90-minute workshops from among
6 diverse sessions offering opportunities for discussion, engagement, and growth;
- Breakfast & lunch included
DID YOU KNOW…
that International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years?
“Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and
inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change.
Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours,
better pay and voting rights.”