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International Women’s Day Celebration March 7, 2019

Business to Bruce and the Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey arepleased to invite you to our 2019 IWD event: Women Unite: Collective Impact for Global Change.

Join us as we explore how female entrepreneurs, our businesses, and the private sector can work together to create meaningful progress on social issues.

Keynote speaker Andi Sharma is an internationally recognized social researcher and human rights advocate based in Manitoba. Andi has received many awards for her volunteer and community work, truly demonstrating what one person can do to influence change in our communities and the world. Andi is also candid about her past struggles with mental health and addiction (see Andi’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign), and hopes her own story helps others fighting similar battles.

All event proceeds will be donated to Women’s House. The Women’s House actively works towards “an atmosphere in society in which all are respected, safe and valued as individuals” and we are proud to support their efforts through this partnership.

Join us as we celebrate women – and all that women can do when we work together.

Tickets are just $45 (including HST). A cash bar will be available, and appetizers and dessert will be provided. Purchase your tickets online here.

Women’s House is looking for NOMINATIONS for the Woman of Distinction Award and the Young Woman of Distinction Award, to be announced at our International Women’s Day celebration on March 7th, 2019.

Nominators are encouraged to submit an optional 200-250 word biography/outline explaining why this person should be recognized as a Woman of Distinction or Young Woman of Distinction, along with the Nomination Form (questions listed below). We have established the following criteria that will guide us in making our final decision:

Criteria:
-provides inspiration and motivation to others
-recognized as a positive role model through example, mentoring and education
-consistently displays leadership qualities
-promotes and supports equality, improved opportunities and choices in the community
-demonstrates vision, innovation or creativity and the courage to take risks
-advocates positive changes in society through the impact of her activities, particularly for women and girls
-must be a resident of Bruce or Grey County
-Note: all above criteria also applies for the Young Woman of Distinction award, but in addition, they must be to young women who are still in school, under the age of majority

Nominations for the annual Woman (and Young Woman) of Distinction Awards will be accepted until February, 14th, 2019 at 4:00pm. The winners will be contacted prior to the event to ensure they will be in attendance, and they will be announced publicly on March 7th, at the International Women’s Day event at the Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin.

Please send your nominations to Michelle Lamont by mail at Box 760, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Z4, by email at mlamont@whsbg.on.ca or by fax at (519) 396-7800. If you have any questions or concerns about nominations, International Women’s Day or Women’s House in general, please contact Michelle at (519) 396-9814 ext.225.

2019 Woman of Distinction and Young Woman of Distinction Award Nomination Form:

1. Name of Nominator (person sending in the nomination):
2. Nominator’s Phone/email:

3. Name of Nominee (person you want to nominate for the award):
4. Nominee’s Phone / email:

5. How does the Nominee provide inspiration and motivation to others?

6. How has the Nominee been a positive role model through example, mentoring and education?

7. How does the Nominee consistently display leadership qualities?

8. How does the Nominee promote and support equality, improved opportunities and choices in the community?

9. How does the Nominee demonstrate vision, innovation or creativity and the courage to take risks?

10. How has the Nominee demonstrated that she advocates for positive changes in society through the impact of her activities, particularly for women and girls?

11. Is the Nominee a resident of Bruce or Grey County?

12. Is the Nominee being Nominated for the:
o Woman of Distinction Award (must be over the age of majority)
o Young Women of Distinction Award (must be under the age of majority and still in school)

Please provide any optional additional information (biography or outline) in under 250 words, explaining why this person should be recognized as a Woman of Distinction or Young Woman of Distinction (use extra pages, as necessary).

Click here for the Nomination Form!

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