IWD 2021: Celebrating Whistler’s Women in Biz
March 05, 2021
International Women’s Day (IWD) is on March 8, and this year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. IWD is a global celebration of women’s achievements, a day to raise awareness against bias and to take action for equality. The Whistler Chamber is proud to join the celebration by recognising the achievements of women in Whistler.
We know that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women in BC, with more than 50 percent of the province’s female workforce employed in industries that have been more adversely affected by COVID, such as health care, education, retail, and accommodation and food services. While no one is untouched by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, studies show us that the lasting effects will most heavily impact women, and that is something we should all #ChoosetoChallenge.
A crucial step in reaching equality is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase their visibility. This year, to highlight and applaud women’s achievements in the Sea to Sky business community, the Whistler Chamber has created a celebratory directory of businesses that are owned by women. By using and sharing this directory, you can help us to showcase our strong, visionary, diverse and resilient Women of Whistler.
To further support Whistler’s Women in Biz, we have also gathered some of our resources and events from our community partners, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
- March 10, 10 AM – 11:30 AM PST | Innovation Canada: Supporting Women in Entrepreneurship through Recovery and Revitalization
- March 11, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PST | Canadian Chamber – Conversation with Minister Monsef
- March 12, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PST | Canadian Chamber – IWD 2021: Choose to Challenge | Network Event
- Loans, advice and mentoring for Women in Biz: Women’s Enterprise Centre
- How to celebrate: International Women’s Day
- Initiatives, reports, data and more: BC Women’s Foundation
#ChooseToChallenge | #IWD2021
Book – Pursuit:365
The Whistler Chamber is proud to report that four of our Members are featured in an exciting new book, launching on International Women’s Day, called Pursuit:365.
These women are all co-authors of this book, along with 361 other Canadian women. Pursuit:365 is “a project born out of the desire to elevate women’s stories across the country in a moment in time when we need it most.” Stay tuned for more information!
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