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#girlbossyeg 2018

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

interVivos is celebrating International Women’s Day by hosting our fifth annual #girlbossyeg event on Thursday, March 8, 2018! Please join us!

Inspired by recent social media movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, the focus for #girlbossyeg 2018 will be on mitigating gender inequality in the workplace. What do these movements mean for those of us in the non-political and non-Hollywood world? What does the movement mean for both professional women and men? We hope to further the momentum driving these important conversations by undertaking this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: Press For Progress. We want to bring together community leaders with young professionals to discuss the challenges faced in the workplace by women (i.e., sexual harassment, sexual assault, pay inequity, discrimination etc.) and how we can all work towards overcoming them.

We will have some incredible panelists at this year’s event – here is a sneak peek of a few of our guests:

  • April Eve Wiberg, Advocate, survivor, and founding member of the Stolen Sisters & Brothers Awareness Movement (SSBAM)
  • Carlynn McAneeley, Principal with Haubner Motashaw Consulting
  • Erin Leonty, Global Manager of Inclusion & Diversity at Finning International, Inc.
  • Grace Cleveland, Law Student at the University of Alberta and organizer of #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign in Edmonton
  • Janis Irwin, Executive Director of Alberta Education for the Government of Alberta
  • Dr. Kisha Supernant, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta
  • Kristin Raworth, Sexual violence advocate
  • Paula Kirman, Co-organizer with the March On Edmonton Collective and freelance communications professional and digital content strategist
  • Salima Ebrahim, Director of External Relations for the City of Edmonton
  • Trisha Estabrooks, Edmonton Public School Board Trustee and co-host of The Broadcast: podcast on women & politics

More panelists will be announced in the coming weeks! Watch for panelist updates and read more about them on our Facebook event page. Questions? Email girlbossyeg@intervivos.ca.

Pricing:

Our #girlbossyeg events are incredibly popular and tickets usually sell quickly! Please don’t hesitate to buy yours now!

  • Early Bird tickets are $20. The deadline to purchase your Early Bird ticket is February 28 at 11:30 pm.
  • Regular priced tickets are $25. The deadline to purchase Regular tickets is March 7 at noon.
  • If you missed the chance to purchase Early Bird or Regular tickets, there will be limited tickets at the door for $30.

NOTE: interVivos’ events are priced to recover costs but we strive to make our events accessible to everyone. If you would like to attend the 2018 #girlbossyeg event but cannot afford the ticket price, please contact us at girlbossyeg@intervivos.ca.

Donation Request:

We strive to support the young girls at Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS). interVivos will gladly be accepting donations of female sanitary products on site at #girlbossyeg, which will in turn be donated to YESS. Although sanitary products are in high demand for individuals living in shelters or on the street, access to such products can be hard to come by as they are often overlooked as donation items. Your donation of pads and tampons will help support the next generation of girl bosses by giving them one less thing to have to worry about.

What past #girlbossyeg attendees have said:

  • “Thank you for putting on a fantastic event! So privileged to hear and meet with all these amazing women making a difference in our community.”
  • “I love that you tried to showcase women excelling in fields where they are underrepresented. Keep up the great work!”
  • “I came away feeling so inspired and with so many connections to wonderful women in Edmonton. I already can’t wait for the next one!”

Attendee Guidelines:

We understand that many attendees may have varying personal experiences and that sensitive topics may be discussed—we ask that all attendees remain considerate and respectful of one another.

While #girlbossyeg is predominantly attended by women, the event is open to everyone, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes women’s rights are human rights. Men are highly encouraged to attend.

Getting Here and Parking:

There is free lot parking available at the venue. However, we do highly encourage you to walk, bike, or take transit if you are able.

2018 Event Sponsors:

Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s #girlbossyeg event!

Venue

London Villas Hub
9620 109 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1C8 Canada
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