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Women Gather to Celebrate and Network at Canada’s International Black Women Event - Infinite!
By: L3 Magazine
The keynote speaker at the Gala is MPP Mitzie Hunter (Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough - Guildwood) who is the Ontario Associate Minister of Finance. Appointed by Premiere Kathleen Wynn, Ms. Hunter is responsible for executing one of the Ontario Liberal party’s top election platform priorities: the creation of a made-in-Ontario pension plan.
Notable black females from cross disciplines who will speak at the 7am breakfast includes panelists Zanana Akande (the first black woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario), Bernice Carnegie (Co-Founder of the Herbert H. Carnegie FUTURE ACES Foundation), Ettie Rutherford (Author of the ground breaking novel Women are Worthy), and Patricia Gloudon (Retired Director, CIBC). Designed to be an intimate discussion, women will hear stories and anecdotes these women have used to achieve success.
Rose Cathy Handy, the event’s Founder, says “Black women are now tearing down the walls and breaking barriers everywhere in our society and these accomplishments have to be acknowledged and celebrated. And women have to be encouraged to do more.”
Afternoon programming encompasses several topics: making it in media, making it in politics, as well as making it in business, employment, show business and life. Recognizing the diverse background in attendees, CIBWE panelists share nuggets that women of all of walks of life can implement in their aim towards success. Making it in Media and Making it in Politics will have 5 and 7 panelists respectively. Ngozi Ugoh from Nigerian Canadian News will head the media round table while Celina Ceasar-Chavannes delves in to the topic of politics and the art of navigating its’ waters from a female perspective.
Additional information can be found at www.CIBWE.ca. Tickets range in price from $20 to $150 (CAD).
CIBWE is supporting The Esther Handy Children’s Fund, a special initiative to raise funds to support the education of young girls in Canada and Cameroon. This project aims to offer leadership training to young black girls in Canada and give support and tuition fees for girls in Cameroon, Africa.
Esther Handy was a nurse from Cameroon who worked with HIV positive pregnant women. She lost her life at 38 due to complications with the HIV virus.
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