International Women's Week

The idea for an International Women's Day arose around the turn of the 20th century out of a long-standing movement for women to participate equally in society. The first International Women's Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That day, more than one million women and men showed their support by participating in public events. Between 1913 and 1917, women elsewhere in Europe began to celebrate the day as well.

Over time, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration. The theme was expanded by the United Nations in 1975 with the International Women's Year. By 1977, the United Nations had adopted a resolution designating March 8 as International Women's Day.

Today, International Women's Day is a national holiday in many countries and following the United Nations' lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women's Day (IWD).

This year’s theme – #FeministRecovery

 

This International Women’s Day, we invite you to take a pledge to advance gender equality and support an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by using #FeministRecovery on your social media accounts. An inclusive recovery offers the opportunity to advance gender equality and provide economic and social stability for all Canadians. 

Impacts of COVID-19 on women

It has identified fundamental gaps in our society and disproportionately impacted those who were already marginalized, vulnerable or struggling. On every front, the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded hard-fought gains to gender equality. From layoffs to lack of child care to increased unpaid work to the rise of domestic violence, women have been most deeply impacted by the health and economic crisis. (From Status of Women Canada)

(The dates below reflect events happening in 2021.)

International Women’s Week | Diversity and Inclusion for All

This year, Human Rights & Equity Services and Dalhousie Student Union partner to bring the DAL community a week full of health and wellness workshops. 

 

All the events are free and open to all folx in the DAL community. To reserve a spot on any of the sessions, please register via Eventbrite. After you register for the session of your choice, the zoom link will be emailed out on the day of the event.  

March 8th, 2021 | March 14th, 2021 

International Women’s Workshop: Korh Method Pilates

Korh Method Pilates with Emily

Kohr Method Pilates with Emily is all about your inner control. The focus for this class is on the shoulders, chest, obliques, traverse abdomnis, inner/outer thighs, and glutes. Depending on what you are doing throughout your day these muscles work to keep you moving in the right direction. All you need for this class is you, a yoga mat, and a water bottle.

Day: Monday, March 8th, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

Tickets available at Eventbrite

Contact Information

Education Advisor, Amina Abawajy
Amina.Abawajy@dal.ca  

International Women’s Week Workshop: Self-Care & Energy Healing

Join Fantanesh for a Self-Care and Energy Healing Workshop on Bluenile Massage on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 PM for a two-hour session on Zoom.

Day: Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

Tickets available at Eventbrite

Contact Information

Education Advisor, Amina Abawajy
Amina.Abawajy@dal.ca  

International Women’s Week Panel: Laughing at the Patriarchy

Laughing at the Patriarchy: The intersections of gender and stand-up comedy

Join us for the speaker panel laughing at the Patriarchy: The intersections of gender and stand-up comedy on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

Day: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

Tickets available at Eventbrite

Contact Information

Education Advisor, Amina Abawajy
Amina.Abawajy@dal.ca  

International Women’s Week Workshop: Yoga with Nikki

Yoga with Nikki

This Yoga class brings body awareness, breathwork and stillness together to craft a meaningful experience unique to each individual. It is accessible to all levels of practitioner and meant to work with your abilities, needs, and wants at any given moment. Please come prepared with comfortable clothing designed to move in and with a clear space but know that movement isn't required if it doesn't serve you. There will be portions with breath and meditation meant to be accessible to all.

Day: Wednesday, March 11th, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

Tickets available at Eventbrite

 

Contact Information

Education Advisor, Amina Abawajy
Amina.Abawajy@dal.ca

International Women’s Week Workshop: Movement and Breathe

Movement and Breathe with Leelee

This session is for anyone who has an interest in acquiring knowledge to empower their movement, breath, and self-recovery work. The skills shared in this session will provide you with tools, heightened resilience, and support as you, and society continue to move through the pandemic. You are invited to attend the session in whichever way feels best for you. Practice from a mat, chair, couch, or bed! All levels of participation and experience are welcomed.

·         Breath and Movement practice 3:30-4:30 pm AST

·         Community connect and Q & A 4:30-5:00 pm AST

Day: Wednesday, March 11th, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

Tickets available at Eventbrite

Contact Information

Education Advisor, Amina Abawajy
Amina.Abawajy@dal.ca  

List Community Events

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

For students: Women Leading Startups Fireside Chat

This workshop is part of the Atlantic Virtual Networkshop Series for students from MSVU, UPEI, CBU, Dal, UNB, SMU and MUN.

If you are currently an entrepreneur, considering starting your own business or want to use your skills to solve a problem but don’t know where to start, this series is for you! Join a safe community each month to hear from established women leading high growth startups in Canada. Ask questions, network with your peers, get advice and exchange ideas.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online – Zoom

For more information visit the website

Contact Information

 Natalie Frederick-Wilson

 natalie.frederick-wilson@msvu.ca

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Women's Professional Summit: Evolve - Online

The EVOLVE Summit will bring together and support ambitious female leaders by sharing bold ideas, updating soft-skills, piquing critical thinking, and providing strategies for advancement in the current and post-pandemic landscape.

Hosted on a virtual platform, this first-of-its-kind event will have a strong focus on content delivery, attendee engagement, and virtual relationship building – a new and uncomfortable concept for many, but more critical than ever.

The Summit features professional development sessions, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and a forum to enjoy some cocktails while forging new connections with other like-minded professionals.

Snag a limited-offer VIP ticket including a fully loaded experience box that will elevate your Summit experience.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with your fellow attendees during the virtual Happy Hour cocktail party.

 

Register HERE.

 

Contact Information

General Inquires

info@engineersnovascotia.ca

Monday, March 8th, 2021

NSFL International Women's Day Virtual Event

"Rise Up, Resilient Women!"

Join our virtual event, featuring guest speaker - author Karen Dean.

We will also be acknowledging this year's NSFL Sister of the Year recipient.

Our event is free, but we ask that you consider making a donation to a women’s shelter in your community.

So, grab a coffee, log in, and be a part of our 2021 International Women's Day celebration.

For mor information, plese visit the Facebook event

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

For students: Beyond the Canvas

This workshop is part of the Atlantic Virtual Networkshop Series for students from MSVU, UPEI, CBU, Dal, UNB, SMU and MUN.

Are you thinking “I have filled out my lean canvas… now what?” Well, this is the Networkshop for you! Join Ash Maurya, creator of the lean canvas, to discuss your next steps as an early-stage entrepreneur!

Haven’t filled out a lean canvas and want to learn how? Email mce@mun.ca to gain access to the recording of last semester’s recording of “Stayin’ lean”.

Ash Maurya is the author of two bestselling books Running Lean and Scaling Lean, and is also the creator of the highly popular “Lean Canvas”. He is praised for offering some of the best and most practical advice for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs all over the world. His advice has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune. He regularly hosts sold-out workshops around the world and serves as a mentor to several accelerators including TechStars, Propel, MaRS, and guest lecturers at several universities including MIT and Harvard.

Date: March 11, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Contact information:

Natalie Frederick-Wilson

natalie.frederick-wilson@msvu.ca