Join us for an afternoon of celebration to mark International Women’s Day 2023


Embracing Equity: International Women’s Day Celebration presented by RaiseHER Community and Avana invites all local advocates, supporters and champions of creating a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls to a celebratory International Women’s Day brunch and interactive local speaker spotlight tour with all proceeds provided to the YWCA Regina.

Embracing Equity: An International Women’s Day Celebration
Presented by RaiseHER Community X Avana

We invite all local advocates, supporters and champions of creating a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls to this celebratory International Women’s Day brunch and interactive local speaker series with all proceeds provided to the YWCA Regina.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspiring stories from local women + gender-diverse individuals who have experienced and navigated inequalities, use their voices to encourage positive change, and take action to embrace equity. There will also be engaging activities at the event, a delicious brunch and cocktail reception, and endless opportunities to connect other like-minded humans.

What: International Women’s Day Brunch and Interactive Speaker Spotlight Tour

Who: RaiseHER Community, Avana & YWCA Regina

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Mackenzie Art Gallery – Agra Torchinsky Salon (2nd floor)

What will attendee’s experience?

  • Take part in a speaker series tour where they’ll hear inspiring stories from a diverse array of local women + gender-diverse individuals on the 2023 International Women’s Day theme of #EmbraceEquity
  • Participate in energizing activities that include takeaway gifts
    Enjoy a brunch and cocktail reception
  • Engage in endless opportunities to connect + collaborate with other like-minded changemakers in the community
  • Demonstrate active allyship of local women + girls with all event proceeds going to the YWCA Regina’s areas of great need including housing and supportive programming

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Apply for a Sponsored Ticket

In keeping with the theme of #EmbraceEquity, creating an inclusive event experience that is accessible + attainable to all is important. As a result, we are providing individuals and students who unable to afford an event ticket access to apply for a fully sponsored ticket to free of charge thanks to generosity of others in our community.

  • RaiseHER Community
    RaiseHER Community is a local, inclusive, for-impact, intergenerational movement created by two Regina-based mother-daughter duos who are passionate about women raising women to become leaders in our community. By partnering with women-focused non-profits, organizations and initiatives, and providing its membership base with opportunities for collaboration, insightful conversation and leadership skill development, RaiseHER Community empowers women to tap into their leadership potential, progress past barriers and experience the collective impact of what raising others up does for a community.
  • Avana
    Avana is a female-led, Saskatchewan-based real estate development and property management enterprise with a deep-seated commitment to the communities in which it exists. The enterprise passionately works to break down barriers in an effort to uplift and support women to reach their fullest potential. Through this passion and commitment, Avana carries out extensive charitable initiatives, and dedicates focus and resources to organizations within the community that are aligned to their purpose of supporting women and families.

  • YWCA Regina
    YWCA Regina is dedicated to igniting the equitable inclusion of women and families. Right now, more than ever, families rely on the YWCA to be their trusted advocate in addressing the most complex issues faced by women in the community. YWCA Regina believes that through the provisions of childcare, shelter and housing, supportive programming and outreach, women and families will realize their full potential to the benefit of the entire community. YWCA is committed to a community where all women and children have their basic needs met. They offer this support through the Isabel Johnson Shelter, My Aunt’s Place, Kikinaw Residence, four children’s homes, three licensed child care centers, and extensive programming, outreach and support services.

Meet our Incredible Speakers

Raiha Shareef (she/her) is the founder and President of the University of Regina Champions of  Change club, a student-led organization that works to combat systemic gender inequality in her community. Raiha’s focus is on reproductive health equity, racial justice, and youth leadership. Most notably, her club led a menstrual equity campaign on campus and secured 12 dispensers of free pads and tampons at the University of Regina. She has also spearheaded the launch of the “She’s Here: Owning the Table” mentorship program with the help of RaiseHER Co. to connect and build the confidence of female leaders in Regina. Passionate for storytelling and educating, Raiha was the youth spokesperson for P&G Always and Plan International Canada’s Menstrual Hygiene Day campaign, educating Canadians across the country on menstruation, breaking the period stigma, and body autonomy. From the power of collaboration, Raiha champions transformative gender equality in her community and beyond.


Are you interested in sponsoring this event?

RaiseHER Community:
Nicki Ackerman: