International Women’s Day

Thanks for joining us for our International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, 2018, our Brit way to have a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

We had an array of special guests from the worlds of business, art and music, culinary delights, wine, beer & champagne from around the globe, a Spanish Guitar performance by Dunstan Morey, live painting with gallery artist Briar Emond, and raffle featuring art, a private sailing afternoon for 4, scotch, whisky and champagne!, a cool set of London cab cuff links donated by our dearest Kelly Casey (Ollie Noble Ltd), an Apple watch donated by Peter Loughlin from G4S, and a Corporate Champagne or Cognac Workshop for 10 (with a value $800) donated by our “Dame Chevalier Des The Ordre Des Coteaux De Champagne” Liz Palmer!

This event was in partnership with The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, and Artworld Fine Art Gallery. Click here to see all the pictures of the evening, special thanks to Dominick Petrungaro – our IWD photographer.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

  • Gowling WLG
  • Sherille Layton Forest Hill Real Estate Inc Brokerage Yorkville
  • G4S
  • IACS Inc
  • Esprit du Vin
  • Liz Palmer, champagne workshops
  • Dominick Petrungaro photography
  • Familia Fine Foods

And thanks to the Canadian Netherlands Professionals and Business Association for their support and being here again.

A portion of the proceeds of this evening will go to the Wounded Warriors, who’s mission is to support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families; and to the charitable trust of The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America which supports artists in fashion.

Our MC for the evening was Linda Leatherdale, Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Cambria, Financial Columnist and Commentator, lindaleatherdale.com  And we had Kris Nahrgang as our Guest Speaker, Kris is an Artist, Sculptor, Archaeologist, First Nations Advocate & Activist, and the Elected Chief of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nations spiritofthestone.ca

Woman of the Day campaign

Our Woman of the Day campaign featured influential and powerful women that we know through the BCCTC. This campaign profiled a variety of women, from entrepreneurs to those established on the corporate ladder, demonstrating the huge amount that has been achieved by women in Canada so far. Their interviews also provide an insight into the issues they have faced and their opinions on issues that women still face in business in 21st Century Canada. Our Woman of the Day this year were: ~ Click here to see their profiles and interviews.

  • Sherille Layton – British Canadian
  • Claire Thornhill – Irish Canadian
  • Lubna Khader – Nominated by the Canadian Netherlands Professionals and Business Association
  • Floria Chiu, G4S – our Canadian representative!
  • Anne Popoff – Belgian, French, Canadian
  • Christina Fisker – Danish Canadian

 

Click here to see all the pictures of the evening, special thanks to Dominick Petrungaro – our IWD photographer.

See you next year! Save the date for March 8th, 2019