Celebrating International Women’s Day

On March 8, Canadians are invited to participate in International Women’s Day where we are asked to remember and discuss the sacrifices made by women like Nellie McClung, Rosemary Brown and Henrietta Edwards, who through their perseverance, helped build a better future for all women.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” is truly motivating. It encourages us to help connect young women to the inspiring women found throughout Halton as they learn to become the future leaders of our community.

On March 6, Halton Region’s Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, held a business event for women entrepreneurs to “learn, connect, and soar!” This event helped connect self-employed women with educational and networking opportunities, along with the tools required to achieve success in operating their own business. Halton is aware that women entrepreneurs represent a significant untapped potential to expand Halton’s economy and contribute to our economic prosperity.

On March 8, together with our community partners, we will celebrate the women in Halton who, through their everyday actions, help make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. And everyday we will work towards inspiring young women and girls in Halton, who will help to keep Halton Region prosperous into the future.

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