City of Mississauga to host events in celebration of International Women’s Day


Published March 6, 2023 at 3:54 pm


The City of Mississauga will be hosting a series of events this week in honour of International Women’s Day (IWD).

IWD, which falls annually on Mar. 8, aims to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination and take action to drive gender parity.

As a result, the series of events hosted by the City will take place this Wednesday (Mar. 8) to recognize the women who have helped shape Mississauga.

To kick off the celebrations, IDEA Mississauga will be hosting a Women’s Conference – Embracing Equity in Life Sciences on Mar. 7 at 9:00 a.m. meant to showcase women leaders in Mississauga’s life science sector.

At the conference, they will share information, experiences and insight into cultivating a culture that embraces workplace equity.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

On Mar. 8, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie will host her annual International Women’s Day Young Women’s Empowerment Breakfast.

The event is now in its seventh year and aims to inspire and offer networking opportunities for young female students across the City.

The event will feature Brianna Olson-Pitawanakwat, a Jingle Dress dancer and member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation. This year’s guest keynote speaker will be Lesley Hampton, an Anishinaabe breakthrough fashion designer.

On the evening of Mar. 8, Raptors 905 will dedicate their home game to International Women’s Day.

At 7:30 p.m., Raptors 905 will host the Delaware Blue Coats at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

“Raptors 905 recognize the achievements of women in Canada and continuously push the boundaries around gender bias, aiming to create a world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive,” reads the City of Mississauga’s website.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

MiWay Transit Operators will also have the option to display “International Women’s Day” on the electronic destination signs on the front and curbside of the bus on Mar. 8.

“We are proud to honour International Women’s Day and celebrate all the women for their endless contributions to the City of Mississauga,” said Acting City Manager and CAO Shari Lichterman.

“Equity, diversity and inclusion are foundational pillars for our organization and we are continually committed to creating an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for our staff to thrive.”

In honour of IWD, the City’s Civic Centre clock tower will also be lit purple on Mar. 8.

“The City of Mississauga celebrates International Women’s Day, and the significant impact women have made and continue to make in shaping and building our city today and for the future,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

“We are proud of the contributions of the many women who have helped make our city great, including the strong leaders we have here at the City of Mississauga. I encourage all Mississaugans to #EmbraceEquity in our workplaces and in our communities not only on IWD but year-round.”

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