International Women’s Day is this Saturday, March 8th, 2014.
Women around the world are celebrating the lives of women and working to improve them. On People First Radio this week we will hear from three women who are making a difference:
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell will be facilitating a forum on Saturday at the Grand Hotel in Nanaimo. The theme is “Women Inspiring Women” and women will be hearing from women who are leaders about how they do it, and considering how we can all encourage women to step forward.
Ashwak Sirrie is the co-owner of the Grand Hotel where the event will be held. She will talk about the importance of women being leaders in the community and in government and how we can encourage women to overcome their fears and take on leadership roles.
Lesley Clarke is the Executive Director of the Nanaimo Women’s Centre. She will tell us about the programs and services that they offer, their new location, and two upcoming events for International Women’s Day.