International Women’s Day has been celebrated all over the world since the early 1900′s. The original focus was the movement towards equality and universal suffrage. It has since grown to become a day of celebration and recognition of women’s achievements in both developing and developed countries alike. On March 8th, events are held around the world to celebrate the advancements we have made, and raise awareness for what we still have yet to accomplish. Last year, events took place in over 100 countries. For more information on IWD, please check out the official website.
For the last two years, YWiB SFU has planned an extraordinary day by inviting our community to celebrate this special day with us. We are eagerly anticipating our third annual event, and looking forward to further growth and expansion. This year’s conference will be held on Sunday, March 10th at SFU Woodwards. Tickets go on sale for members on Sunday, February 10th and to the general public on Sunday, February 17th.
Last year’s conference featured key note speakers, a pannel session, and an expo which showcased entrepreneurs, start-ups and local non-profits. The day was a huge success, as we welcomed over 150 young women and professionals to share their stories and be a part of this important event. This year’s event will follow a similar style, but with several exciting additions we look forward to announcing.
Thank you so much to all our speakers, sponsors, and expo participants that made IWD 2012 such a huge success! Please check out this video by Butter Photobooth highlighting our very special day, as well as these photos. And to everyone who attended, thank you for being a part of YWiB SFU’s International Women’s Day Conference 2012