“As a North Toronto realtor I was inspired to start this not-for-profit organization after realizing how many inspiring and talented women I was surrounded by," says Alysha Lockyer, Founder of W2W. "It takes a village to raise a child and a network to create a successful business.”
Try a CheerBody workout led by former Captain of the Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders turned business owner, Brigitte Grenier. A Union Barre class led by principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Heather Ogden. Get power pamper beauty treatments. Listen to the doula dish out some great advice. What’s a get together of hip women without a little shopping therapy? Many local vendors will showcase their products such as jewellery from Just Cuz and clothing from Poor Little Rich Girl. Or just meet, mingle and network. Do it all or follow where your heart leads you. Either way, the $25 entrance fee plus a non-perishable food item will be supporting women's shelters across the country and help fund long-term solutions to end violence in Canadian homes.
“Third party events such as the Woman2Woman event allow the message of Nellie’s to be heard to a wider audience that may otherwise not know about us," says Julia Robinson, Development Manager for Nellie’s. “It creates an opportunity for the public to get involved with us, whether it be through volunteering their time, donating, or just spreading the word. We are so grateful to Alysha and other members of the community who host third party events for us.”
What: W2W’s Embody, Embrace, Empower's first annual fundraising event in support of Nellie's Shelter and Advocacy Group
When: Sunday, April 27th, 2014-2:00-5:
Where: Martha Hicks School of Ballet, 1660 Avenue Rd, (2nd Floor), Toronto, Ontario, M5M 3X9
Why: To connect like-minded female entrepreneurs encouraging both business and personal growth with the goal of helping empower women in less fortunate situations.
Who: Alysha Lockyer, Founder of W2W and Lawrence Park Realtor at Royal LePage Signature and the following sponsors: Andy & Elle, Arbonne, Bayview Blossoms, Birth Concierge, Carolyn Dunlop-mortgage consultant, Cheer Body, Club Mom, Decosense, Dr. Darlene Buan-Basit chiropractor, The Goods, Green Beauty, Just Cuz, Kind, Martha Hicks School of Ballet, Move it with Kat-Zumba, Out On A Limb, Poor Little Rich Girl, Rock Party Shop, Safari Bar & Grill, Samari Communications, Standing O, Susie Goldenberg-hair stylist, Tashi Apparel and Union Barre.
To buy tickets please visit: https://www.facebook.com/
Cost: $20 early bird tickets or $25 at the door + a non-perishable food item
For more information email: woman2womanevents@
All proceeds will benefit Nellie's - Shelter, Education & Advocacy for all women and children.
Woman2Woman is a sequence of events that aims to connect like-minded female entrepreneurs who share the unified vision: Together our strength and knowledge can make a difference. We are a network that encourages both business and personal growth with the goal of helping empower women currently in less fortunate situations. Women2Women is a non-profit organization where membership is free.
Nellie's mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness. Nellie’s is a community based feminist organization which operates within an anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. We are committed to social change through education and advocacy, to achieve social justice for all women and children. Please visit www.nellies.org for more information.