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

ABOUT THE EVENT:

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!

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.

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