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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

International Women’s Day 2021

An interactive event for women and men to celebrate the achievements of women, to learn and to connect. Co-Presented by PenFinancial Credit Union and Niagara Economic Development.

Special Guest: Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.
Vicki is Founder of #radicalgenerosity​ and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List.

Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto and Silicon Valley and taken a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Vicki was received numerous awards for her work at SheEO including; UBS Global Visionary in 2020, YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2020, Business Leader of the Year 2019 by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade, 2018 Startup Canada Entrepreneurship Promotion Award and was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.

IWD Award Recipient: Dr. Robin Williams

A pediatrician and a public health physician, Dr. Williams is currently a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario, and a former Medical Officer of Health for Niagara Region (1995 to 2011). In 2014, Dr. Williams was also named a recipient of the Order of Canada “for her contributions as a public health leader promoting effective policies in early childhood development”.

2021 IWD Theme: A challenged world is an alert world. #choosetochallenge​

Period Promise
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Thank you to our co-presenters:
• PenFinancial Credit Union
• Niagara Economic Development

Thank you to our sponsors:
• United Way Niagara
• King Virtual Events
• Innovate Niagara
• Bell
• DDL & Co.
• the INSIDE view with Crystal D’Cunha
• Ontario Power Generation
• Destination Niagara Falls
• DJB Chartered Professional Accountants
• Niagara Workforce Planning Board
• Move 105.7

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