SURREY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SheTalksYVR will be celebrating its third anniversary on March 4. Recognized by CNN International as one of the “Top 10 Things to do in the World” for International Women’s Day, SheTalks has seen close to 150 women grace their stage over the last three years.
"Supporting, encouraging and celebrating women’s empowerment is crucial in political times like these," says SheTalks co-founder Barinder Rasode.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration seems hell bent on outlawing abortions and thus, women’s right to choose. Republicans in Congress are looking to cut Medicaid payments and grant money for Planned Parenthood.
“With these attacks on women and the right to choose, it’s more important than ever that women elevate themselves,” said Rasode. “One woman may not be able to change the world, but together we can do powerful things.”
Tuesday, Feb. 28, the “Trump” hotel in Vancouver is set to open and SheTalks voices its opposition.
Organizers urge women to come out of that negative fog, and see firsthand the amazing work women are doing at the upcoming SheTalks event, set for March 4.
Featuring 16 real women sharing their raw authentic stories for 8 minutes each, SheTalks provides a safe space for women to connect, engage and learn.
Co-founder Natasha Raey says, “It’s so inspirational to see the stories that our speakers have to share, year after year.”
This year’s event promises to be an inspirational day. Speakers include SFU Gender Studies professor Dr. Jen Marchbank and Ching Tien, founder of the Canadian Society for Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC). Her dream now is to give young women and girls in rural China the gift of education.
Held this year at Surrey City Hall, the event will also feature a number of exhibitors, networking opportunities and a truly meaningful way to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Discover all of the amazing speakers here: http://www.shetalks.life/2017_yvr
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shetalks-yvr-tickets-31503589083?aff=es2